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2593766 - Cascading picklist for standard field 'mfield' defaults to all values and does not allow to modify selections


A field in the job requisition configured as a standard field 'mfield' and uses cascading picklists. When selecting the parent value, it always defaults to select all child values, and does not allow job requisition originators to modify selections.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Home > Recruiting.
  2. Create a Job Requisition.
  3. Click on a field configured as an 'mfield', and select a picklist value with children.
  4. The action will select all available children from the parent picklist value and does not allow for modification of selections for children.



Improper user handling. As per system behavior, when a parent picklist value is selected, it is always assumed that all children are the correct selections.


As per system behavior, mfield requires a primary value to be specified. This is done selecting a value in the right-hand side of field's picklist box. In order to modify selections for child picklist values, click the drop-down arrow on the left side of the parent picklist value on the left-hand side of the field's picklist box.



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