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2302820 - Error: "Field mdfSystemExternalUserVisibility is removed" is thrown when editing MDF objects


When editing MDF objects (e.g business unit, cost center, division) the following message is thrown:

Field BusinessUnit-mdfSystemExternalUserVisibility is removed.  Removing pre-delivered fields is not allowed.

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 "MDF Object Definition to DB SYNC" job or SaveObjDefsToDB job needs to be run manually.


This issue can be solved by manually running the job "MDF Object Definition to DB SYNC" in provisioning:

  1. Login to Provisioning
  2. Navigate to "Manage Scheduled Jobs"
  3. Create New Job
  4. Select Job Type  "MDF Object Definition to DB SYNC"
  5. Fill in all other necessarry fields
  6. Run Once
  7. Create Job


Once the job runs to success, login to the instance and attempt to edit the MDF objects.



mdfSystemExternalUserVisibility, field missing , SaveObjectDefinitionsToDB, SaveObjectDefToDB, CRF-11742,  , KBA , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-PLT , Platform Foundational Capabilities , Problem


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