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2953726 - Error using expand * option - SuccessFactors OData API


  1. At the SAP API business hub (, you've configured a query to an OData entity in SF and for the '$expand' parameter, you selected * to expand all the possible fields for that entity.

    Using 'Candidate' entity as example below:
  2. As a result, you are getting this response:

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  • SAP SuccesFactors HXM Suite
  • SAP API Business Hub


SAP API Business Hub all versions ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions


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