Developer Home / Data Feeds / Preparing Data Files

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. An organization can optimize the processing of the files by creating a file of updates (using only certain defined fields) and a separate file for record creation (using an extensive group of fields).

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