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Success Factors Custom Navigation and Data Export

Mar 16, 2017 at 10:30 PM


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I am learning how to work with SAP SuccessFactors and I have read some documentation like the HCM Suite SFAPI General Programming Guidelines and also by searching around in google and here in the community. But I have a lot of doubts on how to proceed with my client's request.

First Requirement:

My client already has a SF instance implemented but wishes to use a third party LMS. Therefore they want to add a custom link that redirects the user to the external LMS and logins to that service automatically by using the following parameters:

  1. Username (Success Factors' login info)
  2. MD5 token (third party has defined the string should be "user"+"secret key"+"timestamp"), the MD5 token is going to be used as a precaution, in case the user's browser has a delay and the time zones between the client and server is different.

I read about Custom Navigation but it seems I can only be able to use the available tokens as parameters, is it possible to dynamically add a custom token to the custom link? If not what would be the best practice to add an external link with the clients requirements?

Second requirement:

The third party LMS wishes to receive a CSV file of the database (have yet to confirm if they require all users, or only a select group), with only certain fields. They will later process it on their end. And they also wish to be able to receive it automatically every day before dawn in order to have the info up to date.

My questions are the following:

  1. What is the SF database definition? Is it possible at all to gather (or dynamically create) the required fields in order to schedule and export the CSV?
  2. Is exporting a CSV a practical solution? Is it possible to achieve this with Data Manipulation Operations described in chapter 10 of the HCM suite?
  3. The third party wants to receive the CSV separated by semicolons, is it possible to change the separator value through the export operation?
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Former Member Mar 21, 2017 at 09:47 PM

Hi all, I was able to use Ad-Hoc reports to create a report with the fields and filters I need. But I don't see an option to export it automatically to an external source. Does an option exist to set it up like that?

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Siddharth Rajora
Apr 10, 2017 at 03:44 PM

you can use integration center for building simple integration, this is the perfect fit for it

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