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Attachment Types

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Page Locations:
Admin > Codes > Attachment Types > Applicant
Admin > Codes > Attachment Types > Requisition

Attachment Types  are used to indicate the nature of a file being attached either to an Applicant's record or to a Requisition and populates the Type dropdown list when a new attachment is made to either the Applicant's or the Requisition's Attachment page.

Applicant Attachment Types

User View:  Users will see these codes/values in the Applicant File > Attachment Page  when 'App Attachments' is set to View, Add Only or Update in their Group Security.

Applicant View: Applicants see this field in the Online Application > Attachments Page or in the Self Service Portal > Attachments Page if/when these pages are made available to them by including them in the Online Application (Admin > Website > Career Portal > Online Application tab) and/or giving access to them in the Self Service Setup (Admin > Website > Career Portal > Self Service.)

Import Code Key: FA
.csv file should contain Code & Description in that order.

Requisition Attachment Types

User View: If 'Attachments' are included in Create Req process and the User has access to this process in Group Security, the User will see the Requisition Attachment Types during the requisition creation process on the Attachments page. Users will also see these codes/values in the Requisition File > Attachment Page  when "Req Attachments" is set to View, Add Only or Update in Group Security.

Import Code Key: FR
.csv file should contain Code & Description in that order.

Creating Attachment Type Codes

Important Considerations:  Cyber Recruiter codes cannot contain certain symbols such as commas, quotes, periods, apostrophes or ampersands and the user will get an error message when trying to enter or import codes containing them. There are also certain character combinations that must be avoided because Cyber Recruiter is programmed to strip them (even if they are in the middle of a code or description) as they can be used by others to reference potentially dangerous procedures or scripts that could cause harm to your Cyber Recruiter system. These combinations include: SP_ or sp_ and XP_ or xp_. Also a double dash will be converted to a single dash. There are a few other combinations not listed here that could be stripped, but it is extremely unlikely that they would be used in codes or descriptions.

After clicking "Add new record." enter in the necessary information to create a new code.

Field Purpose
Code Unique Identifier for the drop-down option. This code is written in the raw data and is referenced to determine the description to show on the screen. If the code is removed from the Admin > Codes section, this value will still be in the Applicant or Requisition file for reporting purposes unless the file is edited and saved after the code was deleted. When importing data for Applicants or Requisitions use this value and NOT descriptions for the import spreadsheets.
Description This is what is displayed on the screens and on the website for searching.

Inactivating Codes

Attachment Type codes can be inactivated. When the code is inactivated it will no longer be an option to select when updating the system or displayed in grouping/search options on the website. Inactive codes in search lists and reports inside Cyber Recruiter will be segmented so all active codes appear first and then inactive codes appear under a header ---Inactive---


To inactivate a code, edit the code and check mark the option for 'Inactive'.