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2868570 - How to Move a Candidate Across the Pipeline via ODATA API - Recruiting Management


This article describes the steps on how to move the candidate across the candidate pipeline via ODATA API.

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1. This is a sample API request that shows how to change the status of an applicant and move them across the pipeline.

Request URL:

"appStatusSetItemId": "13",

"type": "SFOData.JobApplication",
"uri": "JobApplication(applicationId=741)"


Note: The request URL changes depending on where your instance resides (DC 4, DC 12, etc) and whether your instance is a production instance or a preview instance. Check KBA 2215682 for the list of API URLs.

2.  Code Breakdown: The appStatusSetItemId is the ID corresponding to the status where you want the candidate to be moved. In this case, the candidate is being moved to Created (Offer) status with ID 13 from the Status Set - Standard Status Set.


3. If you have multiple status sets similar to the screenshot below, make sure you are opening the right status set that corresponds to the requisition where the applicant is at.



4. In this case, the Requisition Template for the requisition, where application ID 741 applied to, is linked to Standard Status Set.

    <application-status-set name="Standard Status Set"/>

 Note: This was taken from the Job Requisition Template which you can access in Provisioning or Manage Template (in Admin Center).

5. Code Breakdown: The applicationId in the uri should correspond to the candidate's application ID.

6. UI Verification of the upserted request.


See Also

2885326 - How to use Postman on performing ODATA API Requests - Recruiting Management
2817669 - ODATA API Data Dictionary - Recruiting Management
2215682 - Successfactors API URLs for different Data Centers

ODATA API Reference Guide


Candidate, Applicant, Candidate Pipeline, Status Change, Integration, Recruiting Management, RCM, API, JobApplication, ODATA , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-API , Webservices & APIs , How To


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