SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2178583 - How to make fields of data type Picklist, Generic Object, Foundation Object and fields of associated objects as a searchable field in Object Definition - MDF

Symptom

  • How to add a field of Picklist data type as a searchable field in Object definition?

  • How to add a field of Generic Object (GO)/Foundation Object (FO) data type field as a searchable field in Object definition?

  • How to add a field of Associated object as a searchable field in Object definition?

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite
  • Metadata frameowrk (MDF) 

Resolution

Objects in Manage Data section can be searched with the value of the fields or via the associated objects fields. This makes it simpler for the end-users by allowing them to search the object not just with the name but with other field values that the object contains. In order to allow this to happen, you will need to add the required fields that you would like to make use of during the search of an object, please refer to the steps described in the SAP Knowledge Base Article in the reference section.

The below screenshot displays how fields of Picklist, GO and FO data types and the fields from the associated objects are added in the Searchable Fields.

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As highlighted in the above screenshot:

  • To add a field of Picklist data type as a searchable field, enter: <field_name>.label

  • To add a field of GO or FO data type as a searchable field, enter: <field_name>.required field name from the GO/FO

  • To add a field of the associated object as a searchable field, enter: <Name_of_GO>.required field name from the GO

Keywords

MDF : Meta Data Framework, GO: Generic Objects, FO: Foundation Objects   , KBA , sf mdf , LOD-SF-MDF-OBJ , Object Definition & Field Related Issues , LOD-SF-MDF-PKL , Picklists , How To

Product

SuccessFactors HCM Core 1505 ; SuccessFactors HCM Core 1508