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2795499 - Import by overwriting existing data (Recommended for optimized performance) - SuccessFactors Employee Profile

Symptom

This article describes how the new background information import option works.

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Environment

  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Profile

Reproducing the Issue

Two ways of selecting the option to Import by overwriting existing data but skipping unchanged data:

1- Via SuccessFactors Instance

  1. Login to the SF Instance;
  2. Go to Admin Center;
  3. Search for Import Extended User Information > Background Information;
  4. Select "Import by overwriting existing data but skipping unchanged data (Recommended)".

2- Via Provisioning

  1. Go on Manage Scheduled Jobs;
  2. Create New Job;
  3. Select "Live Profile Import";
  4. Select "Background Information";
  5. Select "Import by overwriting existing data (Recommended for optimized performance)":
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    Note: In the past it was "Import by overwriting existing data but skipping unchanged data"
    But it was renamed to "Import by overwriting existing data (Recommended for optimized performance)"

Resolution

  • The new option behaves the same as the old overwrite function. The only difference is that if there are no change to a record in your import file versus the existing file, it will not be touched. Which means you still have to upload a full file everytime you are going to import.
  • Say you have imported Record A, B, C. Then you imported again with changes on B and C only, the system will change the last modified date of B and C but not A. But in your import file, all A, B, C records should still be included. That's the only main difference.
  • This is to improve the task efficiency of the job.

See Also

2218874 - Upload of attachments to Employee Profile - SuccessFactors Employee Profile

Keywords

Background Data; Background Information; Extended User Information; Import by overwriting existing data but skipping unchanged data; Job Definition; Upload with the current data remaining; , KBA , LOD-SF-EP-BGD , Background Jobs , LOD-SF-EP , Employee Profile , LOD-SF-EP-JOB , Scheduled jobs , How To

Product

SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite all versions