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2332243 - Obsoleted picklist values are displayed in Talent search

Symptom

Obsoleted picklist values are displayed in dropdown list of criteria in Talent search.

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors Succession Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors Talent Search V2

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Picklist value is changed to "OBSOLETED":

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  1. And it is still available for selection in Talent Search criteria:

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Cause

This is the current behavior of the system, as Obsoleted picklist values are still referenced by users' profile/background data in the instance.

Even though you cannot add any new record with a obsoleted picklist value, the existing record with such options will still be available. After making the picklist values obsolete in your instance, it becomes a read-only value.

The Talent Search perform the "read" action to employee data, so the obsoleted values will be available in search criteria.

Resolution

To remove obsoleted values from your instance and from selection in Talent Search, it is necessary to delete them:

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Then, only the active picklist values will be displayed under the filter options in Talent Search:

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See Also

For more information on how to delete picklist values, please refer to the following article: 2088658 - Picklists: Working with Picklists - Platform

Keywords

obsoleted picklist values options talent search v1 v2 search criteria obsolete inactive delete picklist dropdown drop-down value values TSv2 TS v2 Talent Search criteria field , KBA , LOD-SF-SCM-TS , Talent Search , Problem

Product

SAP SuccessFactors Succession & Development all versions