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2872011 - Mandatory fields are not respected while using Move Candidate button/Drag & Drop functionality


There are certain mandatory fields to be filled in the Candidate Application. While moving a forwarded candidate in the status pipeline using "Move Candidate" button under Action / Take Action, the mandatory fields are bypassed. The same behaviour is observed when using the Drag & Drop functionality.

If you change the status in the Candidate Status dropdown in the Application portlet, a message appears to fill in the mandatory fields.

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 SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

  • Confirm for any of the required field defined in the job application
  • Forward a candidate to the job requisition
  • Move the candidate to a status using Move candidate button under Action / Take Action without filling the mandatory fields. Result: Candidate will be moved to the next status
  • Move the candidate using the dropdown in the Application portlet. Result: Candidate will not be moved and a message appears to fill in the mandatory fields.




This is an expected behaviour for now. Since the action of moving a forwarded candidate using the Move Candidate button is not an act of application submission the mandatory fields are not validated and are bypassed.

But when you move the candidate using the Candidate status dropdown in the Application portlet, this would be an act of application submission. Hence, the message appears to fill in the mandatory fields.


This is an expected behaviour for now and the Recruiting operator has to be aware of this functionality.

If you want to have a validation while moving forwarded candidates using Move candidate button under Action / Take Action, we would request you to raise an enhancement request on this.

See Also

 2090228 - How to Submit Enhancement Requests for SAP SuccessFactors Products


 Move Candidate, Candidate status dropdown, Application portlet, mandatory fields, Candidate Application , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-APP , Applicants and Job Applications , How To


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