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3333929 - Is it possible to retrieve the name of Objects via CompoundEmployee API?


You are using SFAPI CompoundEmployee, and you wish to know if it is possible to retrieve the name of an object through the API. 

It could be a Foundation Object, or MDF object. 


  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

    • SFAPI CompoundEmployee


Expected Behavior, since this is a CompoundEmployee limitation.


No, it is not possible. 

Via the CompoundEmployee API response you can only retrieve the ExternalCode of the objects where they are referenced. It is not possible to navigate to further attributes or fields like in OData API. 

As a workaround for this, please use OData API if possible.

If not possible, then please create an Enhancement Request for this: 

The link to Influence is

This website is reviewed by our product managers and the ideas with more votes will be implemented in the releases.


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