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2635179 - New Data Retention Time Management in Recruiting Management


Since b1802,  there are two purge option within Recruiting Module:

  1. Legacy non-DRTM function
  2. New Data Retention Time Management (DRTM) function


  • The setting for both DRM and DRTM Application and Candidate Purge will be taken in consideration. Also customers can not have both Legacy DRM and DRTM at the same time.
  • The first and second steps mentioned in this article resolution must be performed by an implementation partner team. Support is currently not allowed to perform this sort of change in clients' backends.


SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management (All versions)


In order to use Data Retention Time Management, please see the pre-requisites and configuration needed:

  1. Data Privacy Consent Statement 2.0  

Provisioning --> Data Privacy Consent Statement 2.0


Provisioning --> Data Privacy Settings


2. Enable Data Retention Management


3. Set up the Schedule Job in Provisioning for the purge to run


4. The id definition needs to be set to "Anonymize = true" in the Candidate Profile XML Template or/an Application XML Template. This will depend if the customer wants to anonymize field in the Candidate profile or in the application page.

5. In order to access to DRTM Settings, we will to enable the DRTM Feature.

Admin Centre --> Release Center --> Filter by Recruiting Module --> Select DRTM Recruiting --> Upgrade


6. Admin Centre --> Manage Permission Roles --> Select the role xxxx --> Permission button --> Metadata Framework -->  Manage Data


7. Admin centre --> Manage Permission roles --> Data Retention Management -->DRTM Candidate Profile


8. In the same section: Data Retention Management --> DRTM Job Application

9. In the same section (optional) : Data Retention Management --> DRTM Purge Freeze

10.  Because DRTM works with Meta Data Framework -> we will need to also align the country list in Manage Data. Please select the country desired and set the Data Retention Enabled =true.

 Admin Centre --> Manage Data --> Country , select the country desired. For EXAMPLE: Ireland --> Make correction and set"Data Retention Enabled=true" (the same process would need to be done for each country that the customer will want to use for the new DRTM purge rule"


11. For Purging application data: Setting the Rule for DRTM Application in Manage Data for the period of inactivity in the job application


12. There are 2 conditions that it will need to set it up while setting the criteria for DRTM Candidate in Manage Data.

  • Period of Non-acceptance of DPCS 
  • Inactivity Time Unit


13. Creating Data Purge Rule with the new Data Retention Time Management (DRTM function)

Permissions (2) :  (If the customer wants to move to the new DRTM purge, please remove the old one. Please notice that once migrating to the DRTM, it would not be possible to move back to the legacy DRM)

  1. Admin centre --> Manage Permission Roles --> Select the role --> Manage Data Purge --> Create DRTM Data Purge Request
  2. Admin centre --> Manage Permission Roles --> Select the role --> Manage Data Purge --> Create DRTM Data Purge Request

14. Creating a new DRTM Purge Rule

Admin Centre --> Data Retention Management --> Create New Purge Rule --> Select purge Request Type (for example) : DRTM Inactive Candidate --> Select the desired country --> the job can be scheduled or lunch immediately --> SAVE (please be aware that the conditions of inactivity and acceptance was already defined in Manage Data )


15. Admin centre--> Purge Request Monitor --> Request Pending for approval --> Approve

We can see all our purge that has been already approved in the tab called : Approved Request


16. Once the job is completed, in the report, the candidate will appear as "purge", see screenshot below:


NOTE: Please notice that the setting for both DRM and DRTM Application and Candidate Purge will be taken in consideration



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