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2481544 - Insertion of Inline entity structure using SFOData

Symptom

  • Trying to perform inline 'insertion' of data in Successfactors using Odata API
  • You want to use Merge operation for the same since you do not want to pass all the fields marked as 'Required=true' for that entity

Environment

Successfactors

Cause

Expected Behavior

Resolution

  • MERGE operation does not support 'Inline structure' of data.
  • In the ODATA specification only insert operation supports inline structure. MERGE/REPLACE doesn't.
  • But our 'Upsert' operation also supports insertion of data with 'inline entries' so you can use either of Insert/Upsert operation to perform the 'Inline entity' upsert.

Keywords

  • Inline insert/upsert
  • MERGE operation
  • SFOData support for Inline entity structure
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Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite all versions