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2087504 - An Explanation of the Fields in the Employee Import File


  • This KB article provides an explanation of the Fields in the Employee Import File/User Import File in SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite. 
  • How to make a field change in the User Data File. 
  • What are the different field types available in the User Data File?


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  • The Employee Import data file looks like a spreadsheet, with each column dedicated to a specific data point.
  • This spreadsheet is stored as a comma separated value (csv).
  • A brief description of each column is noted below.
  • To view an example, please log into your instance as a user that has administrative privileges.
  • The administrator has the ability to export employees under Manage Users. 

All information abou the UDF file can be found on the SAP Help Portal through these pages:

Preparing a User Data File:

Permissions for Importing Users

Importing User Data:

See Also

Managing User Information at the SAP Help Portal


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