Using Deep Links in SuccessFactors
What is a Deep Link?
A deep link is a hyperlink that links directly to a specific page in the SAP SuccessFactors application (e.g., “https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/sf/personalinfo”), rather than the highest-level page (e.g., “https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com”).
Where to use the Deep Links?
Deep links can be used anywhere hyperlinks are possible. We can use them in offline content, such as your internal documentation, or on intranet sites, like your company portal. They can also be used in third-party applications, such extensions built on the SAP Cloud Platform. We can even use deep links within the SAP SuccessFactors system itself, such as on a custom tile on the home page or in custom navigation links on the Employee Profile.
Deep Links with URL Parameters.
Some deep links can be used with parameters (query strings) that contain additional data that is not present in the hierarchical path structure of the URL.
For example, the following deep link will redirect the user, after logging in, to the Personal Information page for the specified user with a User ID of “jsmith1”:
Although this example is static and would only be useful for accessing one particular user’s information, a third-party application or extension could be made to dynamically insert into this URL the correct SuccessFactors user ID for any given user. If you are adding a deep link to the SuccessFactors user interface using the Custom Navigation tool, you can use a URL token to do this.
The most commonly accepted parameter is for a “selected user”, defined by their User ID. However, there are a few other types of parameters supported by certain deep links, such as the Session ID of a calibration session, the Position ID on the Succession Org Chart, and the Req ID of a job requisition.
Using Deep Links
To use a deep link, add it to the base URL of your SuccessFactors instance.
- Determine the base URL used in your system. The base URL can vary slightly by customer and by region but always ends in “successfactors.com”.
For example, if your main SuccessFactors login page is
https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/login#/companyEntry, then your base URL is https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com.
- Insert the deep link immediately following “successfactors.com”, starting with a slash.
For example, to add a deep link to the logged-in user’s development plan, you would use:
- Insert the resulting URL as a hyperlink in the desired location.
Using URL Parameters
We can use query string parameters in the URL of some pages in the SuccessFactors application.
- Add a ?separator at the end of your URL to indicate the beginning of a query string.
- Add a supported URL parameter as a name-value pair.
- Multiple parameters should be separated by an ampersand (&).
List of SAP SuccessFactors Deep Links
The following table lists the deep links available in the SuccessFactors application and their supported URL parameters.
|Calibration||/sf/calibrationsession||Takes user to Calibration Session||· sessionId=<value>|
|Compensation||/sf/budgetassignment||Takes user to Compensation/BudgetAssignment||N/A|
|Compensation||/sf/compforms||Takes user to Compensation/Forms||N/A|
|Compensation||/sf/execreview||Takes user to Compensation/ExecReview||N/A|
|Development||/sf/careerworksheet||Takes user to CDP/CareerWorksheet||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Development||sf/careerworksheet?currentrole=true||Takes user to the current role in the Career Worksheet||N/A|
|Development||/sf/devplan||Takes user to CDP/DevPlan||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Development||/sf/mentoring||Takes user to CDP/Mentoring||N/A|
|Employee Central||/sf/employeeupdate||Takes user to Employee Central Update Employee Records page||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Employee Central||/sf/employmentinfo||Takes user to Employee Central Employment Info page||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Employee Central||/sf/orgchart?type=position||Takes user to the Position Org Chart||selected_position=<position external code>|
|(selected_user will contain the person id of a user)|
|Employee Central||/sf/personalInfo||Takes user to Employee Central Personal Info page||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Employee Central||/sf/employeeterminate||Takes the user to the Employee Central Terminate/Retire page||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Employee Central||/xi/ui/apprenticemanagement/pages/apprenticemanagement.xhtml||Takes apprentice supervisor to Apprentice Management||N/A|
|Employee Central||/xi/ui/apprenticemanagement/pages/apprenticemanagementdepartment.xhtml||Takes on-site supervisor to Apprentice Management||N/A|
|Employee Central||sf/timeoff||Takes user to Time Off employee self-service page||N/A|
|Employee Central||sf/timeoffworkbench||Takes user to Time Off Workbench (PP3) or Administer Time (v12).||selected_user can be entered as a parameter. If it is not, the Workbench or Administer Time is opened for the logon user.|
|Employee Central||sf/timeoffcalendars||Takes user to Time Off change calendars.||N/A|
|Learning||/sf/learning||Takes user to SuccessFactors LMS||N/A|
|Onboarding||/sf/onboarding||Takes user to Onboarding Work Queue||wq_userId = <value>|
|Onboarding||/sf/onboarding/managerNHActivities||Takes user to New Hire Activities||newHireKmsUserId = <value>|
|Onboarding||/xi/ui/onboarding/pages/info.xhtml||Takes New Hire to ‘About Us’ (embedded sharepoint) page||N/A|
|Performance and Goals||/sf/goals/||Takes user to Goal management||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Performance and Goals||/sf/pmreview/||Takes user to a specific PM Form||· username=<value>|
|· fid =<value>|
|The fid value is the fmid value that can be found in the URL of a specific form.|
|Performance and Goals||/sf/openMyForm||Take users to their own PM form||fcid=<value>|
|Performance and Goals||/sf/pmreviews/||Takes user to the performance tab to see all Performance Management review forms.||username=<value>|
|Performance and Goals||/sf/processforms/||Takes user to the process tab to see all process forms.||N/A|
|Performance and Goals||/xi/ui/pm2/pages/teamoverview/teamoverview.xhtml||Takes user to Team Overview Page||Manager’s username|
|Platform||/sf/admin||Takes user to the Admin Center||N/A|
|Platform||/sf/companyresources||Takes user to CompanyInfo/Resources||N/A|
|Platform||/sf/directory||Takes user to CompanyInfo/Directory||N/A|
|Platform||/sf/liveprofile||Takes user to live profile page in employee files.||selecteduser=<userid> (optional)|
|Platform||/sf/options||Takes user to the Options pages||N/A|
|Platform||/sf/orgchart||Takes user to CompanyInfo/Orgchart||N/A|
|Platform||/sf/scorecard||Takes user to the scorecard in employee files. V12 only.||N/A|
|Platform||/sf/smorgchart||Takes user to the succession org chart.||N/A|
|Platform||/sf/start||Takes user to his/her configured starting page (configured via the “Options | Start Page” page).||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers||Takes user to Careers Landing page||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/empreferrals||Takes user to Careers-Employee Referrals||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/jobalerts||Takes user to Job Alerts||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/jobapplications||Takes user to Job Applications||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/jobsearch||Takes user to Job Search||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/jobsearch?reqid=<value>||Takes user to Careers-Job Search-Job reqID||reqid=<value>|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/mycandprofile||Takes user to My Candidate Profile||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/savedapplications||Takes user to Saved Applications||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/savedjobs||Takes user to Saved Jobs||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting||Takes user to Recruiting Landing Page||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/candidates||Takes user to Candidates||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/candidates/savedsearches||Takes user to Recruiting-Candidates-Saved Search||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/candidates/search||Takes user to Recruiting-Candidates-Search||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/events||Takes user to Events||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/events/new||Takes user to Recruiting-Events-Create New||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/events/offerapprovals||Takes user to Recruiting-Events-Offer Approvals||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/events/reports||Takes user to Recruiting-Events-Reports||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/events?eventid =<value>||Takes user to Recruiting-Events-Event ID||eventid =<value>|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/interviewcentral||Takes user to Interview Central||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/interviewcentral/open||Takes user to Recruiting-Interview Central-Opened||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/jobreqsummary||Takes user to Job Req Summary||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/jobreqsummary/new||Takes user to Recruiting page to create a new Job Req-Create New||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/jobreqsummary/offerapprovals||Takes user to Recruiting-Job Req-Offer Approvals||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/jobreqsummary/reports||Takes user to Recruiting-Job Req-Reports||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/jobreqsummary?reqid =<value>||Takes user to Recruiting-Job Req-Req Id||reqid =<value>|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/preferences||Takes user to Preferences||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/preferences/myrecteam||Takes user to Recruiting-Preferences-TeamRec||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/preferences/mysavedques||Takes user to Recruiting-Preferences-MySavedQues||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/preferences/mysavedratings||Takes user to Recruiting-Preferences-MySavedRatingScales||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/recruitinghelp||Takes user to Recruiting Help||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/recruiting/sources||Takes user to Recruiting Sources||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/myinterviews||Takes user to his/her interviews||N/A|
|Recruiting||/sf/careers/myoffers||Takes user to his/her offers||N/A|
|Succession||/sf/howvswhatmatrixreport||Takes user to How vs. What Matrix in Succession||N/A|
|Succession||/sf/lineagechart||Takes user to Lineage Chart in Succession||N/A|
|Succession||/sf/pervspotmatrixreport||Takes user to Performance vs. Potential matrix in Succession||N/A|
|Succession||/sf/posgrid||Takes user to Opens Position Tile view (Succession)||N/A|
|Succession||/sf/smnomination||Takes user to Succession Nomination form||N/A|
|Succession||/sf/smorgchart||Takes user to Succession OrgChart for the selected user or position||· selected_user=<userid>|
|· selectedPositionId=<position id>|
|Succession||/sf/talentsearch||Takes user to Talent Search||N/A|
|Succession||/sf/talentpool||Takes user to Talent Pool page in Succession||N/A|
|Time||sf/timeworkbench||Takes user to Time Admin Workbench||N/A|