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2600734 - Manage Data Search not Populating Data when Searching by Name


  • Custom MDF data is not showing up when searching in Manage Data;
  • Manage Data search showing "there were no results" even though the record exists.


SuccessFactors Cloud HCM: Metadata Framework

Reproducing the Issue

Pre-requisite: Create your custom object with externalCode set to "User" type and populate it with data.

  1. Go to Manage Data;
  2. Search for the custom object;
  3. Try to search for the user by name (for example)
  4. It will not populate anything. The error message will show up "there were no results".

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Image 1. There are no results when typing her/his name.

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Image 2. However the record does exist.


The custom object of "User" type will find only by userID. By default the only searchable fields are externalCode and externalName.


Workaround 1

The only way to see the record is by typing her/his userID (if searchable) or clicking on the drop-down icon.

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Image 3. Populating information when entering username.

Workaround 2

You need to set up the custom fields you want as searchable.

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Image 4. Example of searchable fields.

See Also

2438887 - MetaData Framework - How to create a custom field for a MDF Object?


MDF, Metadata Framework, Custom Object, searchable field , KBA , LOD-SF-MDF-OBJ , Object Definitions All Object Definition Creation , LOD-SF-MDF-MGD , Manage Data - Creating/ Modifying Data , Problem


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