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2447392 - Enhancement request: Field level overrides in miscellaneous permissions to take effect as well on searchable fields


  • Searcheable fields appears such as in Succession Org Chart Position search even though Field level overrides in Miscellaneous permissions is = No Access.


  • Succession Management
  • Role Based Permissions
  • Metadata Framework Objects (MDF)

Reproducing the Issue

Admin Center > Manage Permission Roles > Miscellaneous Permissions > field level override = No access

field level override in permission roles.PNG

Succession Org Chart > Position search (e.g. Ciriticality) remains visible.

SOC position search.PNG


The alternative option customers can take is to remove this field in Searcheable field via Admin Center > Configure Object Definition > Position object > Searcheable fields.

The downside is this field will also be removed/no longer searchable in other Succession features such as Position Tile. Refer to KB article

An enhancement is in the pipeline to allow field level overrides in Miscellaneous Permissions to take effect as well on searchable fields.

There is no timeframe given yet on when or if this enhancement will be rolled out. You may raise an enhancement request via Influence site or check for an existing request and vote.


Field level overrides, XAF-14120, Miscellaneous Permissions, Searchable fields , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-ORG , Succession Org Chart , LOD-SF-EC-FOO , Foundation Objects - MDF & Legacy , Product Enhancement


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