Edge Import - GUID-Based Employee Load

Prior to this enhancement, organizations could only update employee records using the GUID as the primary identifier. Organizations could not create records using GUID as the primary identifier. In addition, Employee Relationship fields were only available in UserID-based employee loads.

With this release, Edge Import is enhanced to allow organizations to create and update employee records in the system using GUID as the primary identifier. In addition, Employee Relationship fields are now available when GUID or GUID (Update Only) is selected as the primary identifier.

When creating or editing a configuration for an Employee load, the "What is the primary identifier?" question has the following options:

  • User ID
  • User ID (with Auto-generation of IDs) - This option is only available if the System Generated User ID feature is enabled.
  • GUID - This is a new option and can be used for creating and updating employee records.
  • GUID (Update Only) - This option is renamed from "Globally Unique Identifier (GUID)."

The following considerations apply for the new GUID option:

  • If a GUID value is provided in the data load, then it must match an existing GUID value in the system in order to update the record. If the provided GUID value does not match an existing GUID value, then the data record is invalid and the data is not updated in the system.
  • If a GUID value is not provided in the data load, then the record is treated as a new record and a GUID value is automatically created.
  • UserID values are not created automatically, and they must be mapped and provided in the data load file.

To create a new data import configuration, go to Admin > Tools > Edge > Imports and Feeds. Select the Configurations panel. Then, select the New Configuration button. This opens the New Configuration flyout, which guides you through a multi-step process to create a new configuration.