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2879871 - (picklistID) cannot have an obsolete value - Recruiting Management


When selecting a country from a picklist and sending the requisition to the next step, the field Country is throwing an error: "Country cannot have an obsolete value".


  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management
  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite


The value was inactivated, then it was activated again in Picklist Center, and a Metadata OData Refresh wasn't performed.


When you change any values or make inactive or make active a MDF Picklist in Picklist Center, it's important to also perform a OData API Metadata Refresh to make sure that this data is refreshed and the cache from the previous usage of those picklists are cleaned up. Once you perform this, the error shouldn't appear anymore.


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