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2824902 - Not able to overwrite a comment made by another user on the candidate profile


A user cannot overwrite a comment made by another user on the candidate profile.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to recruiting tab in instance
  2. Select candidate tab
  3. Search for a candidate
  4. Try and edit a comment in the comments section which was created by another user
  5. You will not be able to edit or remove the comment



This is an expected behavior that you cannot edit or remove comments created by another user. A user will only be able to edit their own comments.

Please note API follows the same rules. The API user will only be able to edit comments that they created. If a user tries to update or remove a comment created by another user through API they will receive the following error message:

Cannot update a comment created by a different user. with the index 0


CandidateComments , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CAN , General Candidate Issues (not Offers, not Profiles) , LOD-SF-RCM-API , Webservices & APIs , Problem


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