We have been using LDAP import to populate our employee data. We populate ManagerLink and now have a new AssistantLink field.
This no longer adequately supports needs since we do not put all of our needed data in AD. We want to switch to using data from PeopleSoft.
ManagerLink fields have been loaded using the AD "manager" field. Article 51253 states that the source data should use the name of the field under "Special Purpose Fields"
https://community.ivanti.com/docs/DOC-51253 (Honestly, I don't quite understand what this article is telling me. :-(
QUESTION: If I changed the "Special Purpose Field" to CustID, which is the PeopleSoft employee number, can I using employee numbers instead of names?
Employee names change and are inconsistent identifiers for an individual record. An employee number is unique. I made an attempt to load employee numbers against these two fields but it did not seem to work.
QUESTION 2: Is anyone loading employee link fields using numerical identifiers instead of names?