Update Employee Contact activity

The Update Employee Contact activity updates employee contact information in Workday.

To access this activity in the workflow editor, select the Custom tab, and then navigate to Custom Activities > Workday Orchestration. This activity was built with the SOAP Web Service activity template.

Note: Before using this activity, configure the SOAP message "Get Worker" with the SOAP endpoint, and update Workday credentials accordingly. To update Workday credentials, navigate to Employee Orchestration > Workday Credential.

Input variables

Table 1. Update Employee Contact input variables
Variable Description
employee_id Workday employee ID.
effective_date Date on which the employee information will be effective on Workday. The format for this value is yyyy-mm-dd.
email_address Work email address for this employee.

Output variables

Table 2. Update Employee Contact output variables
Variable Description
status_code Contains the status code returned from the web service.
error Returns the error string from the SOAP web service, unless there are no errors, in which case it returns null.
body Contains a string value representing the output from the SOAP message.


Table 3. Update Employee Contact conditions
Condition Description
Success Activity successfully updated employee's email address on Workday
Failure Activity failed to update employee's email address on Workday.