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3294157 - MaxLength field is blank for some fields in the OData API Data Dictionary - SuccessFactors OData API

Symptom

You are trying to identify the MaxLength for an specific field, but the information in blank in the OData API Data Dictionary. 

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Environment

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to OData API Data Dictionary
  2. Filter by the entity you are searching
  3. Find the field you are looking for (in this example we will use the 'createdDateTime' field)
  4. You will see that the MaxLength field is empty

Resolution

When the MaxLength field is empty, it means the field does not have a limited length. 

Each field may have a different reason to be configured with unlimited length.

If you think this should be different, please submit your Enhancement Request. Instructions can be found also in the KBA 2090228 - How to submit enhancement requests for SAP SuccessFactors products

Keywords

Maxlength, limited length, unlimited, OData API Data Dictionary, API Center. , KBA , LOD-SF-INT-ODATA , OData API Framework , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions