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3377560 - MDF Object fields with type Generic Object displays numeric values/internal ID instead of Labels in Reports


Generic Object type fields in Reporting tools produces numeric values instead of labels (Internal IDs instead of Labels).


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Reproducing the Issue

Running the Report

  1. Go to Reporting
  2. Create/run any Report
  3. See that the field displays a numerical value instead of label

Verify if the field type is Generic Object

  1. Go to Admin Center > Configure Object Definition
  2. Object Definition > MDF object
  3. Look for the field, check Data type column = Generic Object


System is working as designed.


It is by system design that fields from the MDF object, with 'generic object' data type are fetching numerical values instead of labels / descriptions in the reports.

It is not yet feasible to insert a code in the system to convert these internal IDs to reports as it will hugely impact or cause performance degradation when running the report.

Alternatively, if the options/values in this field are few, report users may export and use search and replace these internal IDs in Excel/Spreadsheet with the corresponding labels for offline reference.


ECT-83833, 2988243, Generic Object, report, canvas, advanced reporting, detailed reporting, adhoc, table, ad hoc, code, numeric, number , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-ADV , Advanced Reporting (ODS) , Problem


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