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Jun 14, 2022 at 01:36 PM

Mass Updates and Compound Employee API delta


We have the following call out in the Employee Central Compound Employee API Implem guide:

Mass Updates and Data Extraction Runs
Don't carry out mass updates (for example, using imports) in parallel with a data extraction run performed by
the API. Or else employees might not be picked up due to deferred storage on the database. Meaning that the
data hasn't yet been stored, but extraction is already running. In such a case, the last_modified_on time
stamp could be older than the last_modified_on time stamp provided with the next query call, resulting in
employees not being considered anymore.

We have an interface in Cloud Integration that extracts data from SuccessFactors using Compound Employee API in delta mode. This integration is scheduled to run every 15 minutes. We are concern with customers doing mass import in parallel with the integration running on schedule. Is there a way to know via API if there is a mass upload/import ongoing or has just completed its processing?