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2170588 - Candidate search results not showing existing candidates


When candidate search is done, certain candidates are not visible in the dropdown list though the candidate exists in the database


SuccessFactors BizX - Recruiting Management(RCM)


Reproducing the Issue

1. Navigate to Recruiting > Go to 'Candidate Search'

2. Try to search for a candidate (For example 'Smith' ,'Sam' etc)


Candidate search.jpg

Here the search is set up in such a way that if you type "smith" the results will include "smithson or abcsmith or smithxxx etc. …now there is a limit of how many results you get to see in the list.  

The limit here is 30 candidates; hence the desired candidate may not be displayed.

The system displays ONLY a limited number of candidates as below :


Candidate 2.jpg





Default system behavior : Here the limit is set for 30 candidates.


To get less combination of names in the list you can type in last name /middle name sometimes.This will help to narrow down the result.

For example you can search for "Aaron Smith Dean"

 Candidate 3.jpg




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