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2548296 - Configuring Job Requisition Hold Status/Closed Status When Using Legacy Picklists in Recruiting


  • A recruiting user can close a requisition regardless of the status field value. This could result in a closed requisition containing a status value of “Open” or other similar incorrect value.
  • To guard against this, it is possible to configure the requisition status field to be validated against the requisition Approved/Closed state.
  • This optional configuration helps ensure the requisition state and status match.

Note: A status with a value of “99999” indicates a status of closed, while a status with a value of “88888” indicates a requisition on hold.

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  • Change "status" field in picklist .csv to 88888 to configure "Hold" status.
  • Change "status" field in picklist .csv to 99999 to configure "Closed" status.
  • See the steps below on how to configure.
  1. Go to Admin Center > Import and Export Data > Export > Picklist 
  2. Monitor Jobs > Download the file

**If you have only the option Picklist Center, see KB article 2662475


  1. Locate the picklist defined on the Job Requisition XML status field.
  2. For picklist items you wish to put in a "Hold" status, set the value column to 88888.


  1. For picklist items you wish to put in a "Closed" status, set the value column to 99999.


  1. Import the picklist changes.


See Also

KB article 2662475 - How To: Configure Job Requisition Hold Status/ Closed Status when using MDF Picklists in Recruiting


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