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2811935 - How to determine fields of your VFLD - Recruiting Management


At times, you will be having errors with:

"Please correct the marked fields below.Invalid Field(s):<!FieldID!>(Background Element)...."

So how will you determine the VFLD fields?

Sample Error:

VFLD Errors.png


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Reproducing the Issue

Possible scenarios that you will experience the error:

Scenario 1: Application using LinkedIn 2.0

Step 1:  Access the external RMK site of the specific company

Step 2: Click on Search Jobs

Step 3. Apply to a specific job using LinkedIn

Step 4. Fill up needed information

Step 5. Click on Apply

Scenario 2: Application with Resume Parsing

For New Candidate

1. Career Site > Attach new Resume

For Exisiting Candidate

1. Career Site > Attach new Resume > Overwrite Resume

Overwritting the profile would allow the system to parse the new resume information into the designated candidate profile fields and delete the old values.

2. Confirm that the data was successfully added on the designated fields > Save Candidate Profile.


Reasons for the following scenarios above can be seen on KBA: 2736605 - Invalid Field Id(s) VFLD errors


This can be seen on Manage Templates for Recruiting Management. Kindly follow these steps:

1. Go To Manage Templates for Recruiting Management

2. Click Candidate Profile

3. Click your Candidate Profile Template

4. Click Data Field Background Element

5. Click "(nth) Data Fields defined. Click to modify"


6. Scroll down and you will see your VFLD's label


See Also

2736605 - Invalid Field Id(s) VFLD errors - Recruiting Management

2652624 - IFLD, VFLD, FFLD and DFLD - What do they mean?

2314893 - Background element value gets erased when saving candidate profile


VFLD, VFLD Errors, Manage Templates for Recruiting Management , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-ADM , Admin Center, RBP, Permissions and Settings , How To


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