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2278872 - Users not Syncing from BizX to Onboarding


User Sync is not working, and users are not syncing from BizX to Onboarding.

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  • Sync between BizX and SFTP Fails(for example file is not generated, and placed in SFTP).
  • Sync between SFTP and ONB Module(for example file is placed in SFTP, but it's not picked up by Onboarding).


Scenario 1

User sync file not getting sent to SFTP


File in sftp.jpg

  1. Provisioning
  2. Manage Schedule Jobs
  3. Filter by Ad hoc
  4. Check that the job is present
  5. Check if the job is submitted, if job is not submitted that is the reason why it is not going to SFTP.Job submitted.jpg

  6. If submitted, and not going to SFTP
  7. Click the job name to open it

    Send file to SFTP.png
  8. Check that the File available in FTP? option is checked, because that is the option that sends the file to SFTP once it has been submitted.
  9. Image below is what a configure job in provisioning looks like

    Configured Job.png

Scenario 2

Files are going to SFTP, but are not being picked by onboarding.

  1. Provisioning
  2. Company setting
  3. Check for Onboarding Account ID
    Account ID.jpg
  4. Super Admin
  5. Find account
  6. Feature
  7. Foundation Import.
    Foundation import feature.jpg
  8. If the foundation import feature is enabled, ensure that the SFTP folder is correct and the host address.
  9. Go back to Provisioning
  10. Manage Schedule jobs
  11. Filter by Ad hoc reports and select the job
  12. Check that the file name on the job in provisioning is correct

File name.jpg

The file name consists of ONBaccountID_User_Sync.csv

If the above are completed and the file is still not getting picked up.   

  1. Open the report in SFTP check the row headings on the report
  2. Navigate to Super Admin
  3. Import Export Settings
  4. FoundationImportFieldMapping
  5. Export the files and check that the value of the columns on SuccessFactorsUserImport
  6. Matches the name of the row headings on the report.

Job Owner is visible on sync in Provisioning:
Job Owner.png

If you want to view the job in BizX you must proxy the job owner to view the report in analytics.


  1. Keep the job owner’s default language in BizX the same as the default language in Onboarding the job will not be picked up otherwise.
  2. Do not alter the ImportUses file in Super Admin


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