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2244386 - Error moving candidate to hired status when number of openings becomes zero


Error moving candidate from Offer Made to Ready to Hire status.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Click on the candidate and move the candidate in talent pipeline:

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  1. When you have the candidate in the “Offer Made” status and you move the candidate to “Ready to Hire” there is comment box as below:

 Comment box.png

  1. When you move the candidate, the confirmation box will appear asking that the job will be closed as the number of openings will be 0 now as shown below:

Message for req close.png

  1. Once you move the candidate below error appears:

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The recruiting settings is configured to close the requisition when the number of openings is less than 1 as shown below:

Configuration for auto close.png

The reason of application error is that the filled status has the value as -1 in picklist as shown below:

Picklist value.png


Export the picklist from admin tools->picklists management and export the file. Once the export is done, change the value of filled status from -1 to 99999 and import the picklist to the instance.


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