This article describes how the new background information import option works.
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- 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
- Login to the SF Instance;
- Go to Admin Center;
- Search for Import Extended User Information > Background Information;
- Select "Import by overwriting existing data but skipping unchanged data (Recommended)".
2- Via Provisioning
- Go on Manage Scheduled Jobs;
- Create New Job;
- Select "Live Profile Import";
- Select "Background Information";
- Select "Import by overwriting existing data (Recommended for optimized performance)":
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)"
- 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.
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