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2170939 - Difference between Employee Import Job Types ‘Delta vs Bulk”


This article describes what steps to follow when a customer reports that they want to know the difference between Employee Import Job Types ‘Delta vs Bulk”.



Reproducing the Issue

1. Login to the provisioning
2. Open the Customer’s Account
3. Go to Monitor Jobs
4. Select the Required Job type from Dropdown (Delta import or Bulk import)
5. Compare them and note the difference in settings.


The Customer wants to know the system difference between Employee Import Job Types ‘Delta vs Bulk


In general  "delta" and "bulk" import jobs  can be distinguished via the settings or options you select in them.(Can be verified in Provisioning-->Monitor Jobs-->Selecting the Required Job type from Dropdown(Delta import or Bulk import) and comparing their settings.

However, the only basic system difference between Delta Employee Import and Bulk Employee Import is that Delta Employee Import only imports the changed users in user data file and Bulk Employee Import, imports all users in the user data file. If the user data in the user data file is not changed comparing to the data in the system, Delta Employee Import will not import this user.


Delta,Bulk , KBA , LOD-SF-PM-ADM , Admin Center, RBP, Permissions and Settings , How To


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