Core Connectors

Workday connectors:

Workday being the core system of record of many companies, there is a need for connecting with many other third-party systems and applications for key business functions and processes. Workday provides a wide range of products for this purpose amongst which the Workday Integration Cloud Platform is the prominent one.The Integrations cloud connect solutions fall under two categories they are:

  • Packaged integrations
  • Core Connectors

Packaged Integrations:

The packaged integrations provide end to end integration with any third-party applications or services. When packaged integrations are deployed the specific business functionalities can be configured without any additional codes. Hence, it is called delivered connectors.



The core connector is very generic and requires coding to meet the vendor specific requirements like file format and it is not end-to-end like packaged integrations connectors address to most of the integration effort required to third party end points. But packaged connector is a pre-built integration template. While this helps to ensures that external systems receive only the data you want to expose. 


The different types of connectors are:

  1. Cloud Connect for HCM
  2. Cloud Connect for Benefits
  3. Cloud Connect for Third party payroll
  4. Cloud Connect for Workday payroll
  5. Cloud Connect for Financials
  6. Cloud Connect for Spend Management


Let’s take the example of Cloud Connect HCM, specifically about the Core Connectors Organization Outbound


Step 1:

Type create integration system in the search tab and select the same in the results

integration system in the search tab

Step 2:

In the new window set the system name and, in the template, field select Core Connector Organization Outbound.

create integration system

Step 3: 

Select all the desired integration services from the tables few services are by default enabled those cannot be manipulated, rest can be checked. In this case I have chosen two services and they are:

    • Core connector: Organization outbound filename sequence generator
    • Core connector: Organization Define organization eligibility.

integration template serviceStep 4: Navigate to related actions and select Configure Integration attributes. Select the version and choose the highest available version. Save the screenConfigure integration attributes for integration system


Step 5:

Next, navigate to actions and select configure Integration System. Then add a row by pressing + button in custom integration services table and choose create integration filed override services.

configure integration system

Step 6:

In the new screen give some appropriate name for the services and select the business object as Organization, and select name as ph1, save the screen.

Create Integration Field Override Service


Step 7:

After we save the integration services its name will appear in the custom integration services table.

Custom integration system table

Step 8:

Navigate to configure integration field attributes and choose the fields required in the output by checking the boxes.

Configure integration feild attributes


Step 9:

In actions select the integration click launch/ schedule and select run now n launch integration screen.

View integration system

Launch integration system

Step 10:

In the new screen select full extract and click on ok

Schedule an Integration

Step 11:

Output reports generated

Reports and other output files

Output reports generated



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