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2708673 - How Candidate Search is working: after an Employee Import in an instance (WITHOUT DPCS enabled)- Recruiting Management


After an Employee Import the newly added users cannot be searched by some fields in Candidate Search, and the instance does not have DPCS enabled.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Import users via Employee Import (Example: User 01 - 03) in an Instance WITHOUT DPCS Enabled

  2. Can find Employee Profile
    KBA2 - Imported Users.png

  3. Can find Candidate profiles Using sm-mapped fields
    KBA2 - Search01.png

    KBA2 - Search02.png

  4. Cannot find candidates using sm-mapped background elements


 Expected Behavior


  1. Standard fields that are sm-mapped will work for search, even without activating the internal candidate profile

  2. Custom fileds that are sm-mapped, currently are not working for search without activating the internal candidate profile [Fix is scheduled for 1811 RCM-51568]

  3. Backgorund elements that are sm-mapped will not be searchable as a standard: review KBA 2233525 under Issue 2 for workarounds 

See Also

2233525 - How is the system working with sm-mapping? - Recruiting Management

2708518 - After Employee Import, Internal Candidate cannot be searched in Candidate Search (DPCS enabled) - Recruiting Management


employee import , dpcs , candidate search , seach , internal candidate , candidate , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CAN , General Candidate Issues (not Offers, not Profiles) , How To


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