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2958208 - Is it possible to completely delete an application from a job requisition? - Recruiting Management


This article covers the feasibility of completely deleting a candidate application from a job requisition.


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management

Reproducing the Issue

Possible reasons for that requirement are:

  • Applicant no longer wishes to continue with the application process.
  • Applicant has been disqualified from a position, thus the application is no longer relevant to the company.
  • The application was created for testing purposes and it is important to have it entirely removed from the system, so it won't affect reporting data.


The SuccessFactors RCM system has not been designed with a functionality that will completely remove an application from a job requisition, as if that person never applied to that job. It is possible to purge application data, so some pieces of information will be anonymized (like name, addresses and other personal info) so we may no longer relate that application to the actual candidate. Nevertheless, even the purge would not remove the application from that requisition. The history that someone applied to that job will always be there.
Note: Whether for mass or single application, currently it is not possible to perform a fully removal of Application from a Job Requisition.

Check See Also section for information on the configuration of Data Retention Time Management.

We would be glad to hear of any suggestions to this functionality. Should you like to share your thoughts on this with us, please follow our Enhancement Request process.

See Also

2635179 - Data Retention Time Management configuration in Recruiting

2090228 - How to Submit Ideas for SAP SuccessFactors Products


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