Course announcements

  • The MDF is a UI-based configuration and extension framework that provides creation, modification, maintenance, and deletion of custom objects (called Metadata Objects) within the SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite. It replaces XML-based configuration and the need to import Master Data via CSV/Excel files. This course bundle will introduce you to MDF and provide you with the foundation required to begin using MDF when configuring the SAP SuccessFactors HCM suite.
  • A classroom version of this course is not currently available. The content for this course is only available as a self-paced offering within the Learning Hub or Success Map Learning.


  • Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Describe Metadata Framework (MDF)
    • Describe the different MDF Components
    • Describe MDF’s role in Employee Central’s Extensibility
    • Enable MDF
    • Define Objects and Fields
    • Define Object Associations
    • Explain of MDF Integrates with Other Modules
    • Configure Workflow for a Generic Object
    • Set Up MDF and RBP
    • Define the OData API
    • Explain the OData APIs Importance
    • List tasks that can be completed with the OData API
    • Define what data can be accessed in SAP SuccessFactors using OData
    • Configure the OData API
    • Define the future of OData API at SAP SuccessFactors
    • Explain the relationship between MDF, Rules Engine, and SAP SuccessFactors reporting tools
    • List ODS Reporting Features supported by rules
    • Define Job Profile Builder
    • Explain how MDF is used in Job Profile Builder
    • Explain how MDF can be used to build customer and partner extensions
  • Metadata Framework Rules Engine:
    • Recall the typical use cases of Rules Engine from a business perspective
    • Describe how to configure Rules Engine
    • Set Up or Create base objects for rules
    • Explain how to create rules
    • Explain when rules are triggered
    • Perform the steps related to assigning rules to HRIS elements and field events
    • Describe how to improve the performance of rules


  • Application Consultant
  • The course is intended primarily for implementation consultants, specifically, Technical Consultants, Functional Consultants, and Partners. Customers can also benefit from an understanding of the implementation that is required.



  • THR80Introduction to SAP SuccessFactors Academy


  • An Introduction to SuccessFactors Solutions (free from openSAP)
  • ACT2CL– SAP Activate Methodology: Cloud Implementation

Course based on software release

  • SAP SuccessFactors Meta-Data Framework (MDF)


  • Lesson 1 MDF Introduction
    • Metadata Framework Introduction
    • MDF Object Configuration
    • MDF and Workflows
    • Metadata Framework OData API
    • Metadata Framework and SAP SuccessFactors Reporting Tools
    • Metadata Framework Job Profile Builder and Skills Management
    • Metadata Framework Extension Platform
  • Lesson 2 Metadata Framework Rules Engine
    • Metadata Framework Introduction
    • Metadata Framework Rules Engine – Creating and Triggering Rules