Cornerstone HR - Load User Data - Overview

Ability to perform user and organizational unit data loads using Data Load Wizard (DLW) will be deprecated with and end-of-life in the May '22 Release. DLW is a legacy data load tool which was built on older technology, is accessed using an older user interface (UI), and experiences slow performance and limited load type support.

Existing organizations that are ready to migrate to Edge Import can enable it in the Edge Marketplace and review the migration and starter guides to help them through the migration steps. All organizations are required to complete their migrations before the May '22 Release which will be the end-of-life date for DLW user and organizational unit data loads.

Important: For customers utilizing Cornerstone's Recruiting Suite, Cornerstone does not recommend migration of Inbound Data Feed (IDF) for users and organizational units from Data Load Wizard to Edge Import at this time. An additional enhancement is planned for Edge Import that will allow for simplified migration and parity with Data Load Wizard for applicant conversion to employee. Stay tuned in the Release Community for updated notifications regarding this migration.

Use the User Data Load for Cornerstone HR, to load multiple effective dated records for each user in a single load, including effective dated records. This functionality only applies to organizations using Cornerstone HR.

Users cannot be created in the system "as of" a point in time; users can only be created "as of" Right Now. To perform a data load of effective dated information, the users must currently exist in the Cornerstone system.

Effective dating is applied to the entire record. It cannot be applied on a field-by-field basis when loading data using the Data Load Wizard.

Backdating user data before 1901 is not supported.

Use Cases

  1. Acme Corp. is deprecating an existing HR system that has employee data about the organization for the previous eight years.
  2. Jeremy is an administrator at Acme Corp., and he is working migrating data from the HR system to the Cornerstone system.
  3. Jeremy exports the data from his legacy HR system using the reporting tool and formats the data to be loaded into the Cornerstone system.
  4. With this enhancement, Jeremy can include all eight years of data for his employees in a single load, meaning that it is much easier for him to migrate data from the legacy system into Cornerstone.

Begin Loading User Data

See Cornerstone HR - Load User Data - Step 1 - Load Data.