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2315829 - Restricting the visibility of an application field to candidates - Recruiting Management


Is it possible to restrict the visibility of the Job Application Template fields based on the candidate type (internal or external) or based on country?

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It is possible to restrict the visibility of the Job Application fields. This can be achieved by using overrides in the configuration.

The only overrides available in the application template are based on the candidate type (internal, external or both) and the country of the job requisition. Please provide the following solution to the Consultant responsible for your configuration:

  1. Define a field definition in the application template
  2. Permission the field definition appropriately in the application or job requisition template (depending, if you are using single- or multi-stage environment)
  3. Add override to the new field in the application template by changing "public" attribute for "external" / "internal" applicant e.g.:
    <description><![CDATA[For External applicants only.]]></description>
    <field-attr attribute="public" value="true" applicant="external"/>
    <field refid="onlyForExternal"/>

Note: The country element identifies that the override takes effect when the requisition has a particular country value. For this feature to function properly, the country element CDATA must be set to a valid two-digit ISO standard country value  Multiple country elements may be present in one override.

The country field must be defined in the job requisition template with type derived as below:

Country defn.png

The country value will appear for derived field in Admin center>Set Up Job Board Options.


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