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3247251 - Job Requisition State field has the value Dubai spelled as "Dubayy" - Recruiting Management


State field for Country United Arab Emirates is spelled as "Dubayy":

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Recruiting;
  2. Job Requisition;
  3. Country > select United Arab Emirates;
  4. Click on state dropdown values;
  5. State picklist value Dubai shows as "Dubayy".


States are derived values pulled from settings within Admin Center > Set Up Job Board. Recruiting uses an ISO code list and what we see when using derived type fields is pulled directly from this source. Accordingly to ISO, Dubayy is a correct spelling and Dubai is a local variation. As system uses the hard-coded ISO data, we can consider this as expected. Please review all details here, on ISO official site:

Once using the following configuration for the Standard State field, you will see the behavior. 


An alternative is to create a custom Picklist like this:

And use a specific Picklist within Picklist Center to assign the value. Once you configure the picklist values it will looks following your local label:

Please refer to the following documentation to see all steps of how to create a new Field and how to configure Picklists, Cascading Picklists to use in Recruiting: 

See Also


Dubayy, Dubai, wrong, spelled, state, picklist, derived, field, wrongly , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-JOB , Job Postings & Requisitions , Problem


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