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2801645 - Error "EmpJob/timeInJob is not viewable" after performing a query - OData API


The error "[COE0003]Bad property expression: EmpJob/timeInJob; EmpJob/timeInJob is not viewable" is shown after a query is made on EmpJob when the select clause include the field "timeInJob".


  • SuccessFactors
  • OData API

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Perform the query "$format=json&$filter=userId eq '1234'&$select=timeInPosition,timeInJob".
  2. The error below is shown:

        "error": {
            "code": "COE_BAD_PROPERTY_EXPRESSION",
            "message": {
                "lang": "en-US",
                "value": "[COE0003]Bad property expression: EmpJob/timeInJob; EmpJob/timeInJob is not viewable"


The field "timeInJob" is a transient field. The value of a transient field is not stored in the database, but is determined at runtime, based on rules or associations.

When an OData query is performed selecting a transient field, its data can't be retrieved directly and a null value is returned, so a transient field really can't be used in a query.


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