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2944080 - Is it possible to have the system generate the externalCode value when importing/upserting Employee Time records?


  • You are using the Import Data tool or OData API to create Employee Time records in SuccessFactors;
  • You do not want to provide the records's external code value. Instead, you want the system to automatically generate it for you.


  • SAP SuccessFactors HXM Suite
    • OData API
    • Import Data


This is currently not supported. The system only generates external codes automatically when a new Time Off record is added through the GUI. When using OData API or import tool, you must provide an external code.


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