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2780450 - Remove External Candidate Creation Fields Within Succession


Is it possible to remove fields from External Candidate creation within Succession?

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SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management (SCM)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Succession Org Chart 
  2. Seach user/position & click on 'Successors' for that position
  3. External Candidate >> Create Candidate
  4. All fields are mandatory

External Candidate via Succesison.png


It is not possible to remove these fields. Each field is required as a minimum amount of information required to create an External Candidate within the system. Name of the user is necessary as well as the e-mail which will be used as the Primary ID for the candidate. The Country Field is then required for Data Protection purposes.

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Succession, Recruitment, Nominations, External Candidate , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-NOM , Nominations - Form Based and Formless , LOD-SF-RCM , Recruiting Management , How To


SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development all versions