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2268770 - National ID import showing errors


When importing the NationalIDCardImport template, the following errors are appearing: "Country Specific XML does not have format defined for National ID type **** for country ***"

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  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite 
  • SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central 

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Import employee data
  2. Select National ID Information and incremental load 
  3. Import the National ID template with the details

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  1. The error "In the country/region-specific XML file, define a format for national ID type Social Security Number for USA" is presented 

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The National ID Card types used are incorrect. Using the label of the card type, such as Social Security Number, is not supported.


When performing a National ID information import we need to add the identifier in the national ID card type field and not the label.

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If we use the import file below, with card-type ssn instead of Social Security number(identifier instead of label), we have no issues during import.

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See Also

 2701612 - How to Import National ID Information

2367926 - Country Specific XML file does not have configuration for Country xxxx


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