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2709148 - Unable to Make API Call Due to Data Service Missing in the Back End [API] - Onboarding 1.0


  • Unable to make an API call
  • Data Service missing in the back end


SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding 1.0 - All Versions


Missing DataService in the back end of SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding


For Live Customer(s)

When making an API call, error is received. The probable cause is related to data service credentials and connection; please reach out to SAP SuccessFactors Cloud Product Support in SAP One Support Launchpad via SAP Expert Chat or Support Incident. In addition, follow the template when creating an incident and provide the needed information below.

  • Subject: KBA 2709148 - Unable to Make API Call Due to Data Service Missing in the back end
  • Component: LOD-SF-OBD-API

Problem Description:

  1. BizX Company ID 
    • [Insert affected instance]
  1. Error message received when making an API call
    • [Insert error message]
    • [Insert Date and time the error is received]
  1. Permission to Correct the Data Service
    • [Insert approval]
  1. Username for Support Access (Read the agreement below)
    • [Insert Username]
  • May we have your approval for accessing your system environment to continue request? (Reply with your confirmation and username to access, refer to KBA listed below)
  • With your approval, accessing your system environment you agree for the actions we will take below.
    1. Review the data of affected users and compare it to those users who are working as expected.
    2. Capture screenshots/record screen clips of the issue.
    3. Analyze your system configuration
  • To know how to grant support access to SAP Cloud Product Support, please read the full article on 'How to Grant Support Access to SuccessFactors Support Staff' by clicking the reference KBA 2088892.


For Implementation Partner(s) and Consultant(s)

Please check the DataService if available in the back end of SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding, see below steps.

  1. Navigate to SAP SuccessFactors Onboarding back end > Client's Account Name
  2. Under Service Login, you may check if Login Set (DataService) is available
  3. If missing, create a task (Add Service Login)


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