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2750707 - Job board constraints - Recruiting Posting


  • I want to post a job, but an error message appears that there are too many characters in the field description
  • Recruiting Posting message asking to cut some text or change some values.
  • Job board system constraints are not in adequation with customer strategy and needed to be changed


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Posting

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Recruiting Posting is set up with a very high limitation of characters for different fields in the interface, so it's rarely Recruiting Posting system that is limiting you. However, to allow you to multi-post on the different job boards, the system has to apply the smallest limitation from the job board selected for the posting.
So, if one job board requires for instance a title with less than 40 characters and the others accept more that 100 characters, Recruiting Posting will ask you to have a title with maximum 40 characters.


  • Field Constraints:

When you fill different fields, you will see a message on Recruiting Posting showing you a warning and the field in red when a constraint is not respected.

Sometimes, a job board field limit might be set up to "concatenate" or combine several fields, so all the impacted fields will be red on the interface when the constraint is not respected. Also, depending on job boards, you may see the limit which is actually a bit lower than the one directly on the job board. It is based on the internal decision to avoid transmission errors when HTML tags are added and may be differently calculated.

Follow the instruction given by Recruiting Posting to comply with the constraint. If the constraint is limiting you too much, you could remove the job board from the selection for this posting as you'll have the information which job board is concerned.

If these limitations / constraints are updated by the job board, the job board will need to inform Recruiting Posting Product team in order to update the job board integration (see SAP Knowledge Base Article 2773045).

  • Job board System Constraints:

Recruiting posting does not manage the job board system. All modifications concerning this one must be done by the Job board.

Please note that Recruiting Posting team cannot provide the list of all job boards constraints as they are evolving and may depend on different posting conditions.

See Also

2773045 - Job board integration update - Recruiting Posting

3053231 - Constraint


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