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2242618 - Mass creation of Employee ID's using Import employee data functionality


When performing Import employee data functionality to create a user, if User ID field is empty would SuccessFactors instance create a new ID?


Employee Central: Import Employee Data - (Basic Import)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Customer is performing basic import keeping user id or person id as empty field.
  2. The import is not generating a new user 


User-id field was empty.


  • While performing employee upload user id or person id is mandatory. If left blank it will not process the user.
  • In ‘Add new Hire’ Wizard user-id need not be mentioned, it is generated automatically or customer can specifically define a rule to generate it.
  • But in employee import (Basic import) it does not generate automatically.
  • If you would like to see  the Basic User Import automatically generate UserID, please raise this as an enhancement request via the Customer Community website.



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