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2555311 - FAQ - Import Employees app


You are using the Import Employees Fiori application to load users and employee data into an S/4HANA system, and have one or more doubts or problems.

Proceed to the resolution section of this FAQ -Frequently Asked Questions- article for the answers of the following:

  1. Initial considerations when using Import Employee app.
  2. Considerations when setting up employee integration from SuccessFactors Employee Central into S/4HANA Cloud
  3. "System settings does not allow this app to be used" prevents from using the app. Why?
  4. How can the new users generated via Import Employees app login to the system?
  5. How can I check the status after the upload?
  6. The employee was uploaded and created as a Business Partner, but the Supplier was not generated. Why?
  7. You are getting error 'PersonExternalID is mandatory' during the import. Why?
  8. You are getting error "Cost Center XXXXXXXXXX of controlling area **** unknown" (message PAOCF_EC_SERVICES077) during the import. Why?
  9. You are getting errors related to payment method or other payment details. Why?
  10. The start date in Employee Fact Sheet is different to the StartDate which was imported with EmploymentData CSV file. Why?
  11. Is it possible to selectively import data, meaning only one or a few fields are used in the templates? Can columns be removed from the templates?
  12. Is it possible to update already existing employees data with this app?
  13. Can the manager be assigned for an employee through this app?
  14. Handling the relation to the manager during the employees upload. Avoiding errors informing ManagerPersonExternalId is not valid.
  15. Employee data imported with umlauts, diaresis or other special notation marks gets incorrectly saved with question marks ("?") in S/4HANA
  16. Only one template is downloaded for import type "Employee and Employment Data".
  17. How is concatenated the Full Name for the Business Partner?
  18. You are getting error "Postal code & must have the length &" during the import.
  19. You are getting error "Operation is not supported; see long text (R111085)" when modifying BP data.



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