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3300245 - Unable to map the Candidate ID in a Job Application business rule - Recruiting Management


When creating a business rule to map the Candidate ID field to a Job Application field, the Candidate ID field doesn't come up as an option:

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The field from Job Application is not type="number", and since the Candidate ID field is type="number", it only accepts being mapped to a type number field.


There are 2 ways to overcome this behavior and map this field through a business rule:

  • Map the field to a job application field type="number".
    If the field from the Job Application Template is type="number", this will make the field the same type in the database, which will make the candidate ID field available as a selection.

NOTE: It's not recommended to change a field type, so it's recommended to create a new field type="number" in the template to use in the business rule, otherwise if a field type is changed it could lead to data issues to existing data already added to the field.

  • Use function Format Number() to format the Candidate ID value to text so you can use a Job Application field that is type="text".


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