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2593766 - Cascading picklist for standard field 'mfield' defaults to all values and does not allow to modify selections


  • A field in the job requisition configured as a standard field 'mfield' and uses cascading picklists. When selecting the parent value, it always defaults to select all child values, and does not allow job requisition originators to modify selections.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Home > Recruiting.
  2. Create a Job Requisition.
  3. Click on a field configured as an 'mfield', and select a picklist value with children.
  4. The action will select all available children from the parent picklist value and does not allow for modification of selections for children.



  • Improper user handling. As per system behavior, when a parent picklist value is selected, it is always assumed that all children are the correct selections.


  • As per system behavior, mfield requires a primary value to be specified. This is done selecting a value in the right-hand side of field's picklist box.
  • In order to modify selections for child picklist values, click the drop-down arrow on the left side of the parent picklist value on the left-hand side of the field's picklist box.



  • Cascading picklist
  • mfield
, KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-JOB , Job Postings & Requisitions , How To


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