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2451251 - Error in Candidate Search by Location



SuccessFactors BizX - Recruiting Management (RCM)

Reproducing the Issue

Go to Candidates Tab in Recruiting and conduct a Seach using Location attribute.


Put some value for Location and postal code


Click on Search and above shown error comes 'Not a valid criteria' 


This error comes when the configuration for Radial Search is not done in the instance, since it is a feature of this functionality.


Please perform the below to avoid this error:

  • Provisioning > Company Settings > Recruiting > Enable Radial Candidate Search
  • Configure the following field ids in the Candidate Profile XML as required fields: zip and country
  • Request a candidate search reindex

Note: Please reach out to an SAP Implementation Partner for the above configuration changes as part of Radial Candidate Search implementation.


Radial Search Radial Candidate Search Not a valid criteria candidate search , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM-CAN , General Candidate Issues (not Offers, not Profiles) , Problem


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