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2855572 - Unable to import Candidate Profiles through Legacy Data import - Recruiting Management


Unable to do a Legacy Import of Candidate Profiles in Provisioning. Receive the following error message in Job Details:

(candidate email address) : Value (picklist label) of field (fieldID) is invalid for picklist (picklistID).


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This issue is being investigated by our Engineering team to try to understand the root cause (internal task number: RCM-70585)

Workaround: for now, the workaround is to remove the parent-field association in the Candidate Profile Template. If this parent-child relationship also exists in the picklist, it doesn't affect the import. By just removing the parent-field association from the Candidate Profile Template, it will work the import.


Currently, the state field is configured as:

<picklist-id parent-field-id="country">state</picklist-id>

This "parent-field" association, for some reason, is causing an issue while importing the candidates.

If we modify it to <picklist-id>state</picklist-id>, the import occurs successfully.

After doing the import, Engineering team has stated that it's needed to restore the parent-field association to the Candidate Profile Template because depending on the field the system is expecting a parent-child relationship (such as fieldID state).


legacy, candidate, profile, import, candidates, data, migration. , KBA , LOD-SF-RCM , Recruiting Management , Problem


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