When to use it

"Table data" refers to information that sits in tables on the employee profile. Tables allow you to import historical data, or multiple entry data and includes: Work, Children, Right to Work, Employment, Salary, Variable Pay, Equity, Deductions, Entitlements and Training sections. You can also use this import to overwrite existing data by matching the effective dates.

How to do it

  1. Choose if you're importing people data (Work, Children, Right to Work, Training) or payroll data (Employment, Salary, Variable Pay, Equity, Deductions, Entitlements). You can access and download templates for all directly from bob.
    Go to People > Import> Import People > Basic Data (for people data).  
    Or, you can go to People > Import> Import Table Data> select from dropdown the type you need > Import Table > Work Template and the template will download once you click on the button.
  2. Populate your template. Tip: there are some points for using it on the 'How To' page of the spreadsheet.
  3. Now you have your data on the template you can upload it to bob. Click 'Import Table' and follow the prompts. Tip: make sure you select the correct sheet for the data you want to import.
  4. Note that you must have the employees email address for this to work!
  5. Once you've uploaded your sheet, bob will automatically flag any anomalies and values which need might need to be manually sorted.
  6. Click import and you're done!

What happens if I have errors?

If your import doesn't match with bob, you'll get a bunch of errors. The easiest way to fix these is to download the error report from bob. This will give you a spreadsheet in the correct format for re-upload, with one line for each error.

In the last column of the data, you will find the error reason. Once you have corrected your data, you can use this same spreadsheet to upload the new information.

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