key talent search, few fields have a dropdown and few fields have a text fields. There is inconsistent between the search fields
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You would always see drop down values for Division, Department & Location fields in Talent Search even without mapping picklist in data model xml.
Some fields don't have pick list mapped to them due to which you don't see drop down for these fields. You need to map pick list to standard fields in data model xml in order to see drop down values in the instance.
Additionally, we won't recommend you to map pick list to custom fields as it may create issues while importing data for custom fields via Employee Import.
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