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2088779 - Error - Import Error: User does not exist - Platform


  • This article reviews the error "Failed to deactivate user: "USERID" - User does not exist".
  • When uploading a user import file, the email notification displays the following error message:

    Failed to deactivate user: "USERID" - User does not exist.


  • BizX Platform


  • The employee record being sent in the file has never been loaded into the SuccessFactors system. Because it has never existed in the system, it cannot be deactivated - so the error message will be generated.
  • In order to remove these errors from the file, the records need to be removed from the file.


  • If the records cannot be removed from the file, please contact customer support to work out how you would like to handle these records.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are updating this manually and normally have an automated import from your HRIS system, you will need to make sure the HRIS system has the correct information as well.


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