Fields Formats Configuration

General information

The field format section can only configure text type candidate fields from SmartRecruiters.

This format allows for the definition of an input mask.

The following syntax must be used:

  • 9=any number

  • A=any letter

Letters AND numbers for a field as long as you respect the two statements above.


For example, for a social security number format:

  1. Create a custom TEXT candidate field in SmartRecruiters

  2. Enter the desired input mask: 999-99-999 for instance

Candidate view

Recruteur view

Special characters

- , ( ) [ ] <space>

The use of [ ] is special. It makes the numbers or letters inside it optional.

Examples :

  • (999) 99 999: the candidate must type 8 numbers. The parenthesis and spaces will be added automatically and sent into SmartRecruiters.

  • (99) 999 [999]: the candidate must type 5 numbers. 3 additional numbers can be entered. The parenthesis and spaces will be added automatically and sent into SmartRecruiters. The "[" and "]" symbols will not be sent to SmartRecruiters nor be displayed on the candidate facing form.

  • 999-AAA-99: the candidate must enter 3 digits, 3 letters and 2 digits. The "-" will be added automatically and sent to SmartRecruiters.