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2746032 - How to enable and use the generic objects as filters in career site - Recruiting Management


  • The Recruiting module is now using Generic and Foundation objects. Now it is possible to use these objects in the job requisitions and also as filters in the Career Site.
  • This article will exaplain some limitations, how to configure this filter and present an example.

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  • Foundation and Generic Objects are supported in the Recruiting module. These objects can also be configured as filter for internal and external career site.
  • In order to use these fields as filters, you need to enable them in Recruiting and declare the fields in the job requisition template:
    1. Provisioning > Company Settings > Enable Generic Objects
    2. Go to Admin Center > Recruiting Management Settings > Enable Generic Object / Foundation Object (GO/FO) field types
    3. Enable the desired Objects 
    4. Configure the same objects in the Job Requisition Template *
    5. Go to Internal and External Career Search Settings > Enable the desired objects

* The system only supports the standard objects to be used as filters. Recruiting Module has the following standard generic objects:

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  • The following piece of code shows an example of how to declare the standard field in the job requisition template. Do not forget to mark the field as custom="false".

<field-definition id="legalEntity_obj" type="object" required="false" custom="false" object-type="LegalEntity">
<field-label><![CDATA[Legal Entity OBJ]]></field-label>
<field-label lang="en_US"><![CDATA[Legal Entity OBJ OBJ]]></field-label>
<field-description><![CDATA[Legal Entity OBJ]]></field-description>
<field-description lang="en_US"><![CDATA[Legal Entity OBJ]]></field-description>

See Also

2550059 - Generic Objects not appearing in job filters in manage recruiting sites in admin center - Recruiting Management


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