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2987878 - Basic Import file validation successes even USERID column is blank


When performing Basic Import from import employee data, even the USERID column is blank, the validation is successful.


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite

Reproducing the Issue

  1. go to Import Employee Data>Basic Import
  2. upload User Data file that the USERID column is blank
  3. click "Validate Import File Data" button
  4. the validation is successful.


This is a defect and our engineering team is investigating this issue. Once this issue is fixed we will update this KBA accordingly.


Even the validation is successful but the import won't. So please provide proper USERID when you are importing/updating user data via Basic User Import.

See Also

2267907 - Employee Import/Export file: supported standard-elements fields

2087504 - An Explanation of the Fields in the Employee Import File


SuccessFactors, UDF, User Data File, Basic Import, Import Employee Data,SF Success Factors, USERID,PLA-14758 , KBA , LOD-SF-PLT-UIM , Employee Import Issues , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite 2005 ; SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite 2011