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2853514 - Inactivating a MDF Picklist

Symptom

  • How to inactivate a MDF Picklist?
  • How to inactivate values (external code) in a MDF Picklist?
  • What will be the behavior if a MDF Picklist be inactivated?
  • What will happen if a MDF Picklist and the values (external code) be inactivated? 

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
  • Metadata Framework (MDF)

Resolution

  • How to inactivate a MDF Picklist?
  1. Admin Center > Picklist Center > In Picklist Search select the picklist you would like to disable;
  2. Click on Take Action > Make Correction > On Status field you should change to inactive > Click on Save;

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  • How to inactivate values (external code) in a MDF Picklist?
  1. Admin Center > Picklist Center > In Picklist Search select the picklist you would like to disable;
  2. Click on Take Action > Make Correction > On Values session, choose the external code you would like to disable and click on Details;
  3. On Status field change the option to inactive > Click on Done > Save;

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What will be the behavior if a MDF Picklist be inactivated?

If you inactivate only MDF Picklist, the values will remain active and will be available in the Objects that they are assigned.

What if the MDF Picklist values (external code) are inactivated

If you inactivate a MDF Picklist and the values, the same behavior will happen. The values will remain in the Objects that are assigned and you should manually change the Objects to another MDF Picklist value.

Note: This will be fixed in the b2005 release. The only workaround for now is to keep the picklist "Active" and changing the label to "........- DO NOT USE" just to indicate it's something to be made inactive after the fix.

Keywords

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Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions