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2707370 - Characteristics and Limitations of field types

Symptom

What are the characteristics and limitations of field types?

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Environment

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Resolution

Field Type Description of field type
text A single line of alphanumeric text with a 100-character limit (character limit and display are non-configurable). Each text field can store one value per locale, allowing the user to toggle between languages to enter data in various locales.
textarea

Multiple lines of alphanumeric text, displayed as a 100-character-wide box (character limit and display are non-configurable). Each textarea field can store one value per locale, allowing the user to toggle between languages to enter data in various locales. Please note that custom textarea fields are not supported.

The character limit for this field type depends on the template:

  • Candidate Profile: 1024
  • Application Template: No limit
  • Job Requisition: 4000

In 2H 2022, the textarea field characteristics became smaller, can be resize with scroll bar in edit mode, can keep and remove formatting that also can display all characters in read mode.

date A date manually entered by user or selected from calendar pull-down. Displays mmddyyy or dmmyyyy according to user's chosen language pack.
percent A percent value with one decimal.
bool True or false (shown as checkbox); should not be made required because if required, it always needs to be checked.
*Note: Checkbox will always show on top or before the description of the field and this is by-design.
enum An enumerated type (shown as a pull-down list) where values are defined in the XML.
number A number value with two decimal places and formatted by locale.
currency A currency value where currency symbol is determined by the field id "currency"
picklist Field options come from a picklist defined in admin (shown as a pull-down list).
derived A pull-down or "find value" field (depending on length of list) where values are automatically determined from another area of the system.
multiattachment A field that can have multiple documents uploaded and attached to it.
multiattachmentselection A field that supports the upload of multiple document attachments. Acts as a mini library where all documents uploaded are stored for later reuse without requiring they be uploaded again. This means that there is an additional checkbox next to all uploaded files and that checkbox must be selected in order to actually attach the document to the record.
richText Alphanumeric lines with about a 32,000 character limit, which includes hidden characters used to define html formatting (character limit and display are non-configurable). Each richText field can store one value per locale, allowing the user to toggle between languages to enter data in various locales.
operator A special field type that can only be defined on a particular predefined list of field ids. "Decide on Recruiting Operators".

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Keywords

field types, limitations, characteristics, character limit, Candidate Profile, Job requisition, Offer approval , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM , Recruiting Management , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting all versions