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2569587 - ODS Advanced Reporting (Realms) - Purge Advanced Reporting Metadata Cache - What is it?

Symptom

In the Admin section of Workforce Analytics / Advanced Reporting, you have the option to Purge Advanced Reporting Metadata Cache

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core
  • Workforce Analytics

Reproducing the Issue

Without Report Center:

Analytics > Admin > On the right hand side you will see the option Purge Advanced Reporting Metadata Cache.

With Report Center:

Reporting > Run/Edit/Created any Report Canvas > Click Admin > On the right hand side you will see the option Purge Advanced Reporting Metadata Cache.

Cause

This option is now available due to your instance being migrated to View-Based Metadata rather than on the traditional Persisted Metadata. With VBM, metadata is generated on the fly from (mostly) static SQL views.

Difference between traditional Persisted Metadata vs. View-Based Metadata:

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Resolution

When do I Purge Advanced Reporting Metadata Cache?

Data model changes are tracked hourly and MDF configurations are handled in real time, but to see any new changes, you will need to purge app server org cache i.e. the button Purge Advanced Reporting Metadata Cache.

Who has permission to do this?

Users that are Implementation Partners have access to this tool.

See Also

This option can be enabled by Support as described via the KBA 2573340

Keywords

  • Advanced Reporting
  • Reload
  • Metadata
  • ODS
  • Realms
, KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-ODS , Advanced Reporting , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HCM Core 1708 ; SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite all versions