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  1. Preface
  2. Workday Connector
  3. Workday connections
  4. Workday operations
  5. Mappings and mapping tasks with Workday
  6. Appendix A: Workday data type reference
  7. Appendix B: General considerations when using Workday V2 Connector
  8. Appendix C: Workday target approaches

Workday V2 Connector

Workday V2 Connector

Target transformation mapping example

Target transformation mapping example

You are a human resources administrator and you want to update the legal name of an employee in Workday.
To update a legal entry for an employee in Workday from a flat file, perform the following tasks:
  1. Create a flat file connection to read data from the flat file.
    The following table shows the last name, Chu, in the flat file that you want to update in Workday:
    Field
    Value
    wkrref_worker_descriptor
    chu
    wkrref_worker_id
    cf9f717959444023b9bc9226a2556661
    wkrref_worker_type
    WID
    wkrref_FK_worker
    42
    Country_descriptor
    United States of America
    country_id
    bc33aa3152ec42d4995f4791a106ed09
    country_type
    WID
    FK_worker
    42
    First_Name
    Lillian
    Last_Name
    Chu
    PK_Worker
    42
    You need to prepare the file to include the corresponding reference information required for updating legal data in Workday. For more information, see File preparation for a target transformation.
  2. Create a Workday connection to write data to Workday. Verify that you select Human Resources as the Module name and specify the WSDL version in the connection properties.
    The following image shows the configured Workday connection:
  3. Create a Workday mapping.
    The following image shows the Workday mapping:
  4. Add a Source transformation to include the flat file object that contains the legal information. Add the flat file connection.
  5. Add an Expression transformation to add the required processing options for the business process and define the calculations that you want to perform:
    • Auto_complete = true. Indicates that the business process is automatically processed.
    • Run_now = true. Indicates that the transaction processes to completion before the response generates.
    The following image shows the configured Expression transformation:
    For more information on the required business process parameters to perform an operation in Workday, see the request parameters under the listed operations in the Workday Web Services (WWS) Directory.
  6. Add a Target transformation to write the legal data to Workday. Perform the following tasks on the
    Target
    tab:
    1. In the
      Connection
      field, select the Workday connection to connect to Workday.
    2. In the
      Operation
      field, select Change_Legal_Name as the operation.
      The following image shows the Change_Legal_Name in the list of write operations:
      You can view the list of Write operations from where you can select the Change_Legal_Name operation.
    3. In the
      Advanced Properties
      section, set the cache size and the transaction commit interval.
  7. On the
    Field Mapping
    tab, select the input elements to map to the target fields.
    The following image shows all the mapped fields between the input file and the Workday target:
  8. When you save and run the mapping in a
    mapping
    task, the Secure Agent updates the legal name in Workday.
    The following image shows the updated legal name in Workday:
    You can view the profile of Lilian, with the updated last name to Chu.