"To associate the attachment XXX with ID XXX, please provide the value for field externalName." Error occurs when saving MDF data.
SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
Reproducing the Issue
- Go to people profile > MDF portlet or go to manage data to upload attachment for this MDF.
- Click "Save" button to save record.
- Error displays "To associate the attachment XXX with ID XXX, please provide the value for field externalName." that prevents you to save data.
This error is due to attachment field has been set from Attachment Field Configuration, and Entity Id is set with "externalName", so externalName becomes a required value when saving MDF data.
For how to check and configure attachment category, please refer to Configuring Attachment Fields for Document Categories.
As attachment field has been configured in Attachment Field Configuration for document categories, please make sure to give value of Entity Id field like externalName.
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