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2942127 - Error encountered while creating candidate - Recruiting Management


When you manually creates a candidate profile via Add Candidate, it shows "Error encountered while creating candidate".


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Recruiting > Candidates
  2. Click 'Add Candidate' to create a candidate profile
  3. Click 'Create Profile' and it shows "Error encountered while creating candidate".


This error is caused by misconfigurations in Candidate Profile template.

A possible cause is that the type-id of a background element is more than 4 digits.

e.g. <background-element id="information" type-id="10000" sensitive="false">


Please review the configurations in Candidate Profile template.

The type-id of a background element must be an integer up to 4 digits numbers (1-9999).

See Also

2343467 - Candidate Profile - Implementation Tips & Tricks from Support - Recruiting Management


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