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2751107 - How to download the template for Employee Import?


How to download the template for Employee Import?

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The template file for Employee Import will bring the two headers that are mandatory in this process. The header will already be adjusted to the fields that are configured in your Data Model to be used in the User Data File. Details on how to set the visibility of fields and the order they are visible in UDF you can see in this KBA: 2420282 - How to change the fields that will be visible in User Data File (UDF) and its order?

You can see the option to download the template in Employee Import feature page. There are two different pages for Employee Import, and it depends if you have Employee Central enabled in your instance.


  1. Go to Admin Center;
  2. Under Manage Employees, click on Update User Information;
  3. Click on Employees Export option.

Instance with Employee Central enabled

In select the action you want to perform you need to select "Download template" as shown in the below example:

Employee Central.png

Instance with Employee Central disabled

You just need to click on "data import file template" highlighted in the text description of Employee Import.

No Employee Central.png

See Also

2087504 - Data Imports & Exports - Explanation of the Fields in the Employee Import File: User Import File


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