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An import is the process which fetches the latest raw personnel data from a particular external source system (see Source systems).

Imports can be performed on a manual (one-off) or scheduled (recurring) basis. See Manual imports and Schedules.

An import comprises two steps:

  1. The latest raw personnel data is fetched from the external source system, based on its Persons import script and Departments import script

  2. A snapshot is performed (see Snapshots).


To perform step (2) of the import process in isolation, Manually generate a snapshot. It is not possible to perform step (1) in isolation.