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3418047 - Standard MDF system fields missing in the OData API response


You are performing OData API calls to SuccessFactors and standard MDF system fields are missing in the API response.

Some fields examples are:

  • mdfSystemLastModifiedby
  • mdfSystemLastModifiedDate
  • mdfSystemCreatedBy
  • mdfSystemCreatedDate
  • mdfSystemEffectiveStartDate
  • mdfSystemEffectiveEndDate


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The reason is the API Subversioning set under Configure Object Definitions for the MDF object being called.

When the API Subversioning is set to "V1.1" or "No Selection", the standard MDF system fields are hidden.

Refer to the API Subversioning chapter of OData API guide for further understanding.


Under Configure Object Definitions, set the API Subversioning to "V1.0" so the standard MDF system fields be exposed.

Then save the settings and do a Metadata Refresh (instructions in the KBA 2171588).


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