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3319018 - How To Enable Feature Data Inspector


This KBA illustrates how to enable the 'Data Inspector' feature. This tool is designed for users to check raw data for troubleshooting purposes.

Image/data in this KBA is from SAP internal systems, sample data, or demo systems. Any resemblance to real data is purely coincidental.


  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite


Step 1:

As the Data Inspector is based on OData API, we need to enable OData in provisioning:

  • Make sure the "Disable OData API" is unchecked 

NOTE: As a customer, you don't have access to Provisioning. To complete tasks in Provisioning, contact your implementation partner. If you're no longer working with an implementation partner, contact SAP Cloud Support.

Customer Action:

Customer must provide a written approval for task: 'Disable OData API' to be unchecked

Step 2: RBP Permissions for OData Metadata

Make sure the following two OData metadata released permissions have been assigned:

  • Go to: Manage Integration Tools
  • Access to OData API Metadata Refresh and Export 
  • Access to OData API Data Dictionary

Step 3:

(Optional) Refresh the OData API Metadata

Refresh the OData API Metadata in Admin Center.

The OData API Metadata refresh will be executed by background job periodically. Well in case we cannot see the latest metadata, we can trigger it manually from here.

Using OData InspectorPermission for OData Inspector: 2589774 - MDF Object Definition to DB Sync or Refresh Metadata Cache

Step 4:

Assign the Data Inspector permission to a role:

  • Go to: Manage System Properties
  • Data Inspector 

Step 5:

Check Data in Data Inspector

After permission assignment, we can find it in Admin Center:

Example For Employee Central

  • Go to Tool Search --> Data Inspector
  • Select one of: Table_EMP_EMPLOYMENT_INFO
  • Filter:
    Users Sys ID =


In the Data Inspector:

  • Entity: Choose the Entity we want to check. It could be a table, or system info.
  • Filter Criteria: We can filter the data based on conditions, like: Equals, Doesn't Equal, Contains, Greater Than, Less Than, etc.
  • Data Table
    The data will be shown in pages. In the following screen shot, it shows the first page containing 200 records.
    We can download the data to local computer.

See Also

3058601 - How To Check Soft Purge or (Hard or Permanent Purge ) User


Data Inspector , Disable OData API, Refresh the OData API Metadata in Admin Center , Manage Integration Tools, Access to OData API Metadata Refresh and Export, Access to OData API Data Dictionary , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-ADM , Admin Tools (EC Core only) , LOD-SF-PLT-DRM , Data Retention Management , How To


SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors Platform all versions


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