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2361102 - Error on Import of Corporate Data Model in Provisioning, Invalid file format specified

Symptom

The following error is recieved when importing the Corporate Data Model in Provisioning: "Invalid file format specified: Please ensure that the imported file is in XML format. The destination element id: LegalEntityof FO type location is not valid."

Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Cloud
  • Employee Central

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Log into Provisioning and attempt to import the Corporate Data Model
  2. Error message returns: "Invalid file format specified: Please ensure that the imported file is in XML format. The destination element id: LegalEntityof FO type location is not valid."

Cause

 The Foundation Objects (FO) are missing from the Configure Objects Definitions Tool within Admin Center

Resolution

  1. Navigate to Admin Center and search for Configure Object Definitions in the Tool Search.
  2. In the Search field, click on Objects from the dropdown. After that, select any object.
  3. Click on Advanced and for Including Inactives select Yes and click on Ok.
  4. In the dropdown you will be able to see a list of active and inactive objects. Select the inactive object and change its status to Active. 

Keywords

Employee Central, EC, Foundation Objects, FO, LegalEntityof FO, Provisioning error, Import Corporate-DM , KBA , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core all versions

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