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2670133 - Delete Candidate Feature - Recruiting Management


  • Can we mass delete candidates?
  • This KBA explains how to delete a candidate's profile

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SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management



  1. With the assistance of your Implementation Partner, enable DCPS 2.0 in Provisioning (KBA 2341240)
  2. Enable Delete On Demand By Admin for the related status set on the pipeline.
  3. Grant RBP Permission: Manage Recruiting > Delete Candidate


  1. Go to Admin Center > Delete Candidate


       2. Find a candidate by their name:


  1. Select the candidate's name.
  2. Click Delete.

Note: By using the Delete Candidate feature, Candidate Profile/Application and Offer Detail data is not permanently purged, but anonymized.

There is currently no way to Mass Delete Candidates. The Delete Candidate feature only allows a single candidate to be deleted at once. This is a product limitation. (KBA 2090228)

See Also

  • KB article 2341240 - DPCS 2.0 - how to enable version 2.0 of Data Privacy Consent Statement and how to set up privacy statement in Recruiting
  • KB article 2090228 - How to Submit Enhancement Requests for SAP SuccessFactors Products


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