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2489808 - Application Error Opening Candidate Summary or Candidate Application - Recruiting Management


When clicking the Candidate Summary for a requisition, an application error is received.

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Error message: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Illegal string value 'J'.  Legal values are 'O', 'G', 'T', 'R', 'S', 'V', 'F', 'W', 'Q', 'C', 'GM+'.


Illegal string value 'Z'. Legal values are 'O', 'G', 'T', 'R', 'S', 'V', 'F', 'W', 'Q', 'C', 'GM+'


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Recruiting > Job Requisitions
  2. Click the Candidate Summary for any requisition
  3. An application error is received


  1. Go to Recruiting > Job Requisitions
  2. Click the Candidate Summary for any requisition
  3. Open a candidate's application
  4. Receive the error


There are two possible causes:

  • The above error message is shown when the "J" or "Z" operator role is used in any permission block in the Job Requisition Template or Job Application Template.


  • Invalid operator was added permission.


For the first cause:

  • The J operator role is a technical user generated automatically by the system when the requisition template is uploaded.
  • The Z operator role is not used in Recruiting and should not be added to the requisition template. 
  • It should not be used in any permission block (feature permission, button permission, or application status permission) in any of the Recruiting templates.
  • Removing the tag <role-name><![CDATA[J]]></role-name> or <role-name><![CDATA[Z]]></role-name> from the permission blocks will solve this issue.

For the second cause:

  • Identify the role code added in the permission block. Only the values in KBA 2221569 must be used in the template.
  • Sometimes incorrect alphabets used in the permission block also will cause this error. For example using zero - "0" for Originator role - "O"

See Also

KB article 2221569 - Recruiting Operators and Designator Values


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