Edge Import Feeds Overview

Edge Import is a robust, intuitive data load tool that enables customers to manage their data loads in a self-service manner. With Edge Import, customers have the ability to map, validate and load data into their Cornerstone application using flat files. Customers can also set up data feeds to automatically load these flat files such as employee or transcript data from an external system into the Cornerstone application.

An inbound data feed is a scheduled data feed that can be from an external system to the Cornerstone system. Data files for an Inbound Data Feed can be delivered on a regularly scheduled basis to the Cornerstone FTP server (SFTP/FTPS).

An Edge Import data feed often contains multiple files. For example, a feed may contain several organizational unit data files and an employee data file. Data sets are related to each other, and so a logical import sequence is essential to successfully complete a data feed. For example, Edge import should import and update the organizational unit data before importing and updating employee data. The execution sequence is handled automatically by Edge Import's Dependency Resolution functionality. This system ensures all data files are executed based on their dependencies and data relationships. As a result, some records may appear as "Not Valid" at the start of the processing due to missing relationships which may be included in the remaining files or data. Edge Import will process the records again at a later stage in the processing.

Edge Import Migration Guides

  • Core Loads Migration - Select this link to download the Edge Import Core Loads Migration Guide.
    • Important: For customers using the following Data Load Wizard features that are not available in Edge Import, we do not recommend migration of Inbound Data Feed (IDF) for Users and OUs from Data Load Wizard to Edge Import at this time:
      • Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (SPII) fields - Date of Birth/SSN
    • Customers using the above features will be informed when these features are available in Edge Import and will be given at least three months to deprecate.

Edge Import Guides

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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