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2170588 - Candidate search results not showing existing candidates


When searching for a candidate, certain candidates are not visible in the dropdown list even though they exist in the database

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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

1. Navigate to Recruiting > Go to 'Candidate Search'


2. Try to search for a candidate (For example 'Smith' ,'Sam' etc)


Here the search is set up in such a way that if you type "smith" the results will include "smithson or abcsmith or smithxxx etc. …now there is a limit of how many results you get to see in the list.

The limit here is 30 candidates; hence the desired candidate may not be displayed.

The system displays ONLY a limited number of candidates as below:



Default system behavior: Here the limit is set for 30 candidates.


To get less combination of names in the list you can type in last name /middle name sometimes. This will help to narrow down the result.

For example you can search for "Smith A"



Candidate search results , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CAN , General Candidate Issues (not Offers, not Profiles) , How To


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