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2275945 - No results are returned when using Job Code as a picklist in Talent Search - Succession Management


  • When Job Code field is configured as a picklist, no results are returned on Talent Search.
  • Is it possible to use Job Code field as a picklist in the Talent Search?


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This may be caused by non-supported configuration of Job Code field in the XML code (Data Model) of the instance.


It is possible to use the Job Code field as a picklist in the Talent Search. To use the field as a picklist, the “jobCode” standard element should be configured with “pre-populate” attribute equals to “true”.

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Below you can find an example of how the "jobCode" element must be configured in Data Model, when associating a picklist to the element:

<standard-element id="jobCode" max-length="128" required="false" matrix-filter="false" pre-populate="true">
<label>Job Code</label>
<picklist id="jobCode"/>

By configuring the “jobCode” standard element this way, the Job Code field will appear with a picklist selection in the Talent Search and you will be able to filter the results correctly.


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