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2769684 - Is it possible to add attachment fields to background elements in the candidate profile?


Currently the Employee Profile is configured with an attachment field in a background element.

When trying to configure it in the candidate profile so that it can be mapped to the employee profile, the following error is received: Attribute "type" must be declared for element type "data-field".

Is it possible to configure an attachment field in a background element in the candidate profile?


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Admin Center>Manage Templates>Candidate Profile
  2. Try to add an attachment id in background element but error is received


Background elements on the candidate profile use a field-name attribute, they do not use field-types. And there is no attachment section in field-name. Hence, it is not possible to add attachment fields on a background element in recruiting in the candidate profile.

However, there is an enhancement request on our Community Portal where this is being considered as a possible enhancement for future releases: [Profile] - Attachment type fields in Candidate Profile Background Element (Recruiting).

See Also

 [Profile] - Attachment type fields in Candidate Profile Background Element (Recruiting)


candidate profile, employee profile, background element, attachment field, Attribute "type", data-field
, KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CAN , General Candidate Issues (not Offers, not Profiles) , Product Enhancement


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting all versions