SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2828747 - Candidate Keyword and Item Search


When searching for a candidate with the "CV or Cover Letter Contains" search. The expected candidate is not appearing in the results, even though we know their CV contains  the search criteria.

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Reproducing the Issue

Using either four of the search logics "the exact phrase, any/all of the keywords, the boolean string" search for a known word or phrase in a candidates CV or Cover Letter.

The candidate is not returned in the search results.

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This is because the candidate is a duplicate candidate.


Once the duplicate candidate profiles are merged, the candidate became searchable once again.


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