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2850775 - Candidate Application Comments - Recruiting Management


Why is no data displaying for Candidate Application Comments in Recruiting V2 reports?

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Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to Reporting

2. On the Columns pane, choose Candidate Application Comments

3. Click all the fields provided on this column


This is happening because standard field ID "comments" is not defined on the Application XML Template.


The field can be added by following the steps below using Manage Templates for Recruiting Management

1. Add the field in Job Application in Manage Templates for Recruiting Management.



2. Provide permission to Roles who has the write permission. See below

(Permission means that Recruiters will have the write permission to Comments section for all countries for External and Internal candidates)



Once comments field is added, permission roles can now perform the following below.

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The provided comment can now be seen on Ad Hoc Reports



Please note these comments are on the application of the candidate and NOT on the comments when candidates are moved through the pipeline. Comments section when candidates are moved are placed on the "Application Status Audit Trail" and are not reportable.

See Also

2459154 - 'Show on Profile Comments' option in Comments portlet of candidate application - Recruiting Management

2365214 - The Manage Templates Tool - Recruiting Management


Candidate Profile Application, comments , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-REP , Reporting & Analytics, Data Imports & Exports , How To


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