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2676324 - Candidate Profile - primaryEmail field


  • This KBA provides information about the primaryEmail field which can defined on the Candidate Profile Template.
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The primaryEmail field is a standard field which can be defined on the Candidate Profile Template.

The purpose of this field is to show the unique identifier of the candidate:

  • For external candidates, it will show the primaryEmail address of the candidate.
  • For internal candidates, since they do not have a primaryEmail address, it will show the User Sys ID of the candidate.

This field is read only and cannot be given write permissions to edit.

A known limitation of this field is that the value will not sync from the Candidate Profile to the 'More Information' section of the Application Portlet, and will instead show a blank value:

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