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2658535 - No reverse navigation allowed in ODATA APIs

Symptom

While navigating from one ODATA entity to another, system does not allow backward navigation

Environment

SuccessFactors | BizX

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a scheduled CSV file output integration in Integration Center
  2. Add field via entity tree view
  3. While adding field navigate from "personNav" to "employmentNav" (an example), notice the warning - "Circular navigation is unnecessary and not permitted: personNav/employmentNav/"

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Cause

Reverse/circular navigation between ODATA entities is not allowed/supported in the system.

Resolution

Reverse/circular navigation between ODATA entities is not allowed/supported in the system. This is expected per the existing API design and their functionalities.

Keywords

ODATA entity, Circular navigation, Reverse navigation, Integration Center, API , KBA , LOD-SF-INT-INC , Integration Center , LOD-SF-INT-ODATA , OData API Framework , LOD-SF-INT , SF Integrations - EC Payroll, Boomi/ HCI, API , Problem

Product

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