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3044860 - Updates executed in JobApplication(More Information) custom fields via OData API do not reflect on the UI - Recruiting Management


When updating Job Applications via OData API, more specifically custom fields, the executed updates do not reflect into the UI.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Using OData API, execute a Get on the Application, and notice the values stored on the portlet:

  2. Access the UI and confirm those same values are there:

  3. Now, update them both, on the JobApplication entity with a different value:

  4. Access once again the Job Application page to see the results:

  5. Notice that only the field Address line 1(ID:address) has been updated.


This is something part of the design of the Job Application Snapshot, once the snapshot has been created, the updates via API to custom fields do not go through, only for standard fields.


This is a product limitation, due to the design of the Job Application Snapshot, the API is not able to update the custom fields.


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