View Based Metadata (VBM) in the b1711 product release, now live on both Preview and Production servers
SAP SuccessFactors Advanced Reporting
Metadata for Advanced Reporting can now be generated dynamically in real-time with the View-Based Metadata feature. This option can be enabled by Support, and once enabled, reporting metadata no longer requires a metadata refresh when configuration or data changes occur. Reporting metadata will be generated when a report is designed or run, based on the current data model and MDF configuration.
If changes to the instance configuration occur, it may be necessary to purge the reporting metadata from cache for the instance, but a metadata reload will not be required. A new button has been added to the SuccessFactors Administration interface in the b1711 release for Report Administrators to perform this cache purge without raising a support incident.
You may notice some differences in the objects and fields displayed in the report designer or in report results when metadata is dynamically generated. If you feel any of these differences are an issue, you should raise a customer incident to request investigation and clarification. If there is a genuine problem, View-Based Metadata can be quickly reverted to the traditional Advanced Reporting Metadata by Support.
KBA , LOD-SF-ANA-ODS , Advanced Reporting , Product Enhancement