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  1. Jyoti Sharma

    Luke, if one reads through the MDF documentation they would have to flip through 20 pages to get the information you provide in this well-structured blog. Great follow-up to your MDF blog.

    Cheers,

    Jyoti

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    1. Luke Marson Post author

      Thanks Jyoti. I know which document you are referring too and I only read it after I’d written the blog. I’m expecting it to be enhanced over the coming months as the MDF gets rolled out. My blog may become obsolete in that case though 😉

      Best regards,

      Luke

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  2. Sven Ringling

    Seems as the cloud systems face an ever wider range of real world requirements they gain in complexity and then it takes an SAP on-premise trained and battle hardened consultant like Luke to cut through the jungle 😉

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    1. Luke Marson Post author

      I think the key to the SaaS is getting what SaaS means as a delivery method for HR services. It’s not just on-premise technology hosted in the Cloud. The aim for consultants who transition is to understand both on-premise and Cloud.

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  3. Abhayadeep Singh

    Hi Luke,

    Thanks for sharing nice overview on rules and picklist. I am trying to create a custom rule using manage data link but “Rule type” field is blank while I create a custom rule.

    Based on rule engine Handbook ( section 3.3 ) I followed mentioned steps to create a rule type.

    1. Company Processes & Cycles portlet, -> Company Settings -> Configure Object Definitions.

    2. Click Search: Picklist and select RuleType (RuleType) from the dropdown list.

    However I could not find any predefined picklist so I created custom picklist “RuleType”.

    After I created a picklist to for rule type I still can not find my custom rule type in “RuleType” dropdown from the dropdown list.

    Is there something I am missing while creating a rule type? I have checked permission and I have all the permission to create a rule.

    Thanks

    Abhay

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    1. Luke Marson Post author

      Hi Abhay,

      You need to create the Rule Type picklist as per the handbook. It seems like you might have done that. However, make sure you have set the effective date of your RuleType picklist to 1/1/1900.

      All the best,

      Luke

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  4. Prasanna Manikandan Balu

    Hi Luke,

    I appreciate the simplicity of this blog and it’s always easy to comprehend. I’m currently looking for any expression within the rule to extract the last 4 characters of a string.

    I have built the custom field WBS in MDF alternate cost distribution, the requirement is when saving the record I have to check if the cost centre value is equal to last 4 characters of WBS string. Kindly share your thoughts.

    Regards

    Prasanna Manikandan

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  5. Naveed Bilal

    My Question – i have a picklist of numbers which once selected from the dropdown will be used to do some calculations. Somehow the calculations are not correct when i do it thru picklist but If i manually input a number in the field, the calculation is correct. Any ideas please?

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    1. Luke Marson Post author

      Picklist is stored as text, so you would need to use a function to convert the datatype to number within your rule

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  6. Stephanie Perks

    Hi Luke,

    Thanks for another great article. I’m wondering if you can help me; do you know how I modify the ‘AddressType’ picklist? The implementation guide states that for this picklist, the external code needs to be referenced in the data model; do you know if there are any further notes I can find around this?

    Many thanks for your help!

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    1. Luke Marson Post author

      AddressType is not an MDF Picklist, so you change it by downloading the picklist file in Admin Center in Company Settings > Picklist Management

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  7. Yamen Zarnaji

    Hi Luke,

    thanks for this nice acritical, i have one question

    can i add authorization on the pick list level, for example i have pick list include 3 options (A,B,C), each option will open other fields, but all the fields for the 3 options on the same portlet, the business requirements is to give separate access for each group of fields according to pick list options, so is this doable somehow ?

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  8. Lokesh Kumar

    Hi Luke,

     

    I have a question.. How can a picklist can be created through csv. what is the procedure to follow, i am aware of the picklist management in MDF but i get stacked up when i try to create a Picklist through csv, Xml. Please advice.

    Thank in advance.

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