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2080869 - What is the use of the EC related Batch Size setting in Company System and Logo Settings? - Employee Central


  • This article covers the use of the EC related Batch Size setting in Company System and Logo Settings.
  • There is a setting in Admin Tools / Company System and Logo Settings which concerns the batch size for EC related imports. What is this setting and how is it used?



  • Employee Central


  • What is batching?
    Batching during the import process if the internal breaking of the file into multiple small files. The processing of one batch file does not affect the processing of another batch file. So for example if we have data issue with one record, only the batch containing that record fails and rest of the batches go on fine. Finally the import process amalgamate together the response from individual batch files to create a single response for complete import file.
  • Note: this mode this does not mean you do not have to limit the actual rows in the import file realting to the configuration of batch size (for even batch size 1). The number entered does not directly relate to row count in your actual file.

 This setting can have an affect on import performance. 50 is the optimal number we recommend following different performance testing, and it is also the default. 

  • SuccessFactors​ have made 50 as the default value with Admin having privilege to in crease/decrease it. Normally the Customer Admin would only change this following advice from SuccessFactors. A batch size can help SF Customer Success and Engineering when debugging the errors in the case of generic error message like ‘Internal System Error Occurred’. The setting also has a rule that it cannot be increased beyond 2000.
  • The Customer Admin can review or if needed change the batch size in Administration Tools by doing the following:
  1. Go to Company Processes & Cycles portlet, and select Company Settings Company System and Logo

          Settings .

  1. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page, to the entry Batch size for Employee Central and Foundation data


  1. This will normally be 50.

          If a change is needed, edit and then save your changes.

What is the best value to set this to for performance? = 50


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