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MX_MANAGER field is not listed for searching entires in IDM UI

Dear Experts,

I am facing the following issue and would need your help on resolving it?

MX_MANAGER attribute is not being listed in UI under advanced search tab for selection, despite including it in the search form too.

If i add any other attributes like MX_VALIDTO etc., they are being listed again, but reference attributes are not being listed.

Can you please advise how i can add MX_MANAGER attribute listed for search selection in UI

SAP IDM Version - IDM 8.0 SP4

Thanks in advance!!

Regards,

Deva

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  • Best Answer
    Jan 22 at 10:27 AM

    Hi Deva,

    there is certain technical reasons, why you cannot use reference attributes in general for advanced search (same would apply to MXREF_MX... attributes or MX_OWNER for example). If you need to be able to search for reference attributes like manager you need a non reference attribute (e.g. text attribute) to hold the display name of the manager. This attribute you have to update on changes on MX_MANAGER via event attribute on MX_MANAGER.

    Regards

    Norman

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    • Thanks Norman for your prompt response.

      Now i understand that idm doesn't allow reference attributes to be listed in the advance search.

      Thank you once again.

      Regards,

      Deva

  • Jan 22 at 05:18 PM

    Only thing that would work if you really would want to search for managers:

    Add one or two attributes which store the username / displayname of the manager on each person (either two or one and a combination into one field with some pattern). Then add events which handle the add / modify / delete on MX_MANAGER. I also recommend a batch job that ensures that the events work properly (nightly once should be enough).

    I have something similar which puts the employees of each manager onto the manager. An "every 5 minute" job sets this. Helps me so often, never regretted it.

    Regards

    Dominik

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