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2751101 - How to Import Recurring Deduction


How to Import Recurring Deduction into Employee Central?

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  • SAP SuccessFactors - Employee Central
  • SAP SuccessFactors - Employee Central Deductions


A. Download the Template (see attachment for actual sample)

  1. Navigate to Admin Center Import and Export Data.
  2. Select the action to perform as Download Template.
  3. Select Generic Object as Recurring Deduction and Include dependencies set to Yes to include the Recurring Items.
  4. Click on Download.

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B. Prepare the Data

  1. From the downloaded template, you will need the following files:
      • set Import settings (if full purge or incremental, suppress data, key preference, and file name)
    • import_sequence.csv
      • set file name and sequence of import files to be included in zip
    • Recurring Deduction.csv
      • Parent of Recurring Deduction Object, set userId and effective date of the deduction.
      • Note: Include a header for the date after the last end date (for ex, 01/01/2020 which will not include any item as at this date, the deduction is already ended or deleted)


    • Recurring Deduction-Recurring Items.csv
      • Child or deduction details, set userId, effective date, pay component, amount/percentage/number of units, currency, frequence, and end date


Save the files as ZIP.


C. Import the Records

  1. Navigate to Admin Center Import and Export Data.
  2. Select the action to perform as Import Data.
  3. Select ZIP File tab.
  4. Browse the file you have created from step B above.
  5. Validate then Import.

Note: You can check the validation and import status from Monitor Job.

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Recurring Deduction record has been successfully created.

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-It is not possible to Export the Recurring Deduction and Import it again.
-The end date function is not supported in the Import. This is only a UI feature and not supported in the import. It is possible to use the DELIMIT parameter to end recurring deduction item records.

See Also

Deductions Handbook


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