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E-Recruitment: Add item to Additional Criteria Search in Candidate Search

Hi Experts,

How do I add an item to the "Additional Criteria" drop down menu in "Candidate Search"? Currently, all I see is:

Candidate's Basic Data

Candidate's Education

Candidate's Work Experience

Talent Group

Candidate's Qualifications

Questionnaires for Candidates

I am sure that I have configured more Search Templates than just these, but for some reason they are the only one's I can see.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!


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    Posted on May 21, 2010 at 11:02 AM


    I think Candidate Search uses Search Function cdcycandsearch and under node 'Assign Search Template Groups to Search Applications' this maybe be assigned group '10 - Search in Talent Warehouse'. Under node 'Assign Search Templates to Search Template Groups' is where you can assign the values which come in drop down menu for the search. In case of for example group '10 - Search in Talent Warehouse', this is where you can assign the additional search criteria which you have configured. Though Full Text Search does not come in the dropdown it must be the first one to be assigned as it is used in the simple and advanced search. The criteria you add must be assigned to the correct business object and they must be assigned in the ciorrect sequence. You can go to the node for 'Check Settings for Search' and it will quickly highlight for you any errors or mismatching assignments.


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    • Hi Shane,

      it might be a wise choice to not only look at the search templates / search masks. There is also an assignment of search masks to applications. The list of selectable search fields should depend on the search mask assinged to the different applications.

      When I last dealed with this topic I found some design inconsistency when using the *CI_3 business function which brings the rank by search criteria functionality to the candidate selection. While the search is based on the candsearch application the dropdown for the ranking referes to the variants defined for the serach mask assigned to candcdcysearch which leads to the requirement to assign the same mask to both applications.

      Seeing this situation you might have to play a bit with the search masks assigned to the applications to find the correct dependencies for your release / support level.

      Best Regards


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    Posted on May 20, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Shane,

    Please try to add the required things in the following path:

    SAP E-Recruiting >Recruitment >Talent Warehouse >Candidate >Candidate Search >Search Profile >Define Templates--> Define Search Templates.

    Make sure that you are selecting the proper Search Profile Type.

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      Hi PoojaM,

      This is the part I am getting stuck on. For instance, I followed your instructions, and I see the Search Template: "Candidate's Desired Employment". But I do not see this option in the search drop down menu when I do a Candidate Search. What else do I need to configure to get these options to display in the search.



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