2171588 - SuccessFactors: OData API Metadata Refresh and Export

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2171588 - SuccessFactors: OData API Metadata Refresh and Export

Symptom

To Refresh / Export OData API Metadata through SuccessFactors UI.

Environment

BizX

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core

Resolution

Refresh: Initiates a request invoking ‘$metadata’ to refresh the metadata.            

Export: Downloads an XML file with the metadata from the cache.

 Follow below steps to refresh metadata:

1. Go to Admin Tools.

2. Under "Company Settings" click the link OData API Metadata Refresh and Export

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3. You will see the following screen

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4. Functionality:

(a) When you click on Refresh,

>> You will see the message “Refresh Successful!” after metadata gets refreshed. The updated metadata will be re-generated, and saved into the cache for further usage such like export metadata.

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(b) When you click on Export, 

>> The web browser will start downloading the metadata.

>> The default format of file name is: CompanyName-Metadata.xml

 

 From Provisioning

  • Scroll down to MDF Cache
  • Click on: Clear cache

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CONFIGURATION

To use the OData API Metadata Refresh and Export functionalities the following configuration needs to be in place:

 

For Role Based Permissions mode (if RBP is enabled on your instance)

1. Go to Admin Tools -> Manage Permission Roles -> Permission Settings.

2. Click on Manage Integration Tools on the left hand side and check the Access to OData API Metadata Refresh and Export option

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For non-RBP mode (if "Role Based Permissions" is not enabled on your instance)

1. Go to Admin Tools 

2. Under Manage Security, click on Administrative Privileges

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3. Check the highlighted option for the target user

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See Also

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Keywords

Clear cache, MDF refresh, OData API Metadata Refresh and Export, refresh, Metadata , KBA , LOD-SF-INT-EC , EC SF API/OData Entities , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , LOD-SF-PLT , Foundational Capabilities & Tools , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions