User data fields
Utilize the following table to determine which parameters to include in your data feed file. Data fields are case sensitive. Ensure that the column headers match the listed parameters exactly. Since more than one file may be submitted, it is possible that each file contains different (more or less) data fields. As example, a file that includes all updates may only include the identifying column(s) and email address to update this data point. Only include columns you wish to populate.
If you are including additions and updates together, ensure that the rows are populated for each field expected to contain a value. Including columns that do not contain data for the individual rows, but for which data exists in Guardian will result in the clearing of that field.
|Parameter||Description||Type||Max||Required for Creation|
|ID.profileId||Identifying column parameter name; use when the existing user record can be identified by the employee ID field||string||30||Conditional1|
|ID.emailAddress||Identifying column parameter name; use when the existing user record can be identified by a combination of this parameter and ID.lastName and/or ID.firstName||string||80||Conditional1|
|ID.firstName||Identifying column parameter name; use when the existing user record can be identified by a combination of this parameter and ID.lastName and/or ID.emailAddress||string||40||Conditional1|
|ID.lastName||Identifying column parameter name; use when the existing user record can be identified by a combination of this parameter and ID.firstName and/or ID.emailAddress||string||40||Conditional1|
|firstName||User’s first name||string||40||Yes|
|lastName||User’s last name||string||40||Yes|
|middleName||User’s middle name||string||25||No|
|role.name||The name of the role to be assigned to the User||string||80||Yes|
|profileId||User’s company-issued identification number||string||30||Conditional2|
|emailAddress||User’s email address||string||80||Conditional2|
|workNumber||Work phone number||string||20||No|
|workExtension||Work phone extension number||string||10||No|
|homeNumber||Home phone number||string||20||No|
|cellNumber||Cell phone number||string||20||No|
|login||User’s system login name||string||80||No|
|password||Optional password for the new user||string||80||No|
|sendLoginEmail||Indicates if email about login info should be sent to the user; if custom login or password information is not included, a randomly generated login and password will be auto-created by Guardian||bool||N/A||No|
|retired||Indicates if the user is retired. Send Y/Yes to retire a user and N/No to un-retire/re-activate a user||bool||N/A||No|
1 Either emailAddress or profileId must be provided (identifies uniqueness of user) when creating a new user. When creating a new user be sure to send a value for the field that you will later use as an identifying column (i.e. profileId or emailAddress) otherwise future updates of the user record could fail.
2 You must send one or more of these identifying column parameters when you intend to update existing user records.