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Preparing Data Files

Guardian does not limit the number or frequency of data feed files. However, many organizations choose to process changes once per day. Since multiple files for the same data feed file type may be submitted, it is recommended to configure the creation of the file based on the needs of your organization and specific to the desired action. As example, employee record updates may be limited to certain key data fields while employee record creation requires the transfer of more information. Organizations must create separate files for updates (using only certain defined fields) and record creation (using an extensive group of fields). Additionally, to optimize processing times, organizations are encouraged to create separate files for different types of updates to minimize the number of columns included in the file.

See the data feed types section for a complete list of file types, field requirements, and field availability.