People Import

People can be imported into 4me using UTF-8 or UTF-16LE encoded comma-separated values (CSV) or tab-separated values (TSV) files.

Detailed information about the data that can be specified in the columns of a People import file can be found in People API - Fields.

CSV Example

ID,Primary Email,Source,Source ID,Disabled,Name,Picture URI,Organization,Job Title,Support ID,Authentication ID,Employee ID,Cost Per Hour,Manager,Site,Location,Information,Time Zone,Time Format 24h,Locale,Auto Translation,Do Not Translate Languages,Work Hours,VIP,UI Extension,Custom Data,Custom Fields,Created At,Updated At
,,,,0,Chess Cole,,"Widget North America, Information Technology @widget",IT Manager,430239,,,200.0, @widget,Widget Manufacturing Center @widget,Room 305,"Experience & Interests:
- ISO 20000-1, ISO 20000-2 (ITIL)
- ISO 17799",Central Time (US & Canada),0,en-US,1,,,0,,,,2019-10-16T08:15:46-05:00,2019-10-16T08:22:55-05:00
,,,,0,Ed Turner,,"Widget International, Corp. @widget",CIO,430201,,,500.0, @widget,Widget International Headquarters @widget,Room 409,,Eastern Time (US & Canada),0,en-US,1,,,1,,,,2019-10-16T08:17:38-05:00,2019-10-16T08:22:53-05:00
,,,,0,Tom Peterson,,"Widget North America, Information Technology @widget",End-User Support Specialist,430243,,,100.0, @widget,Widget Manufacturing Center @widget,Room 309,"Experience & Interests:
- Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X
- Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, FrontPage
- Apple iPhone
- Microscan barcode readers",Central Time (US & Canada),0,en-US,1,,,0,,,,2019-10-16T08:19:37-05:00,2019-10-16T08:22:50-05:00

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Updating Existing People

Apart from specifying the ID or the Source and Source ID columns to find an existing record, 4me is also able to match existing records using the Primary Email value.

This means that when an ID, Source and Source ID are not provided in the import file, and the given Primary Email address matches one of the People in the current Account, all the fields of that person will be overwritten with the values provided in this import file. If the Source and Source ID columns are present in the import file, these fields will be cleared in the person that matches the given Primary Email address.

Directory Service Integration

Visit the Directory Services page for more information about how the Import API can be used to import employee information from Microsoft Active Directory or other LDAP directory services.