Configuring a concurrent import set in ServiceNow

Importing large data sets into ServiceNow and transforming them can be a time-consuming process. Starting with the Madrid release, ServiceNow introduced the Concurrent Import Set feature, which presents a way to essentially “multi-thread” data imports. This functionality is available as a baseline feature and is fairly simple to leverage.

Setup: 

There is one element of configuration that needs to be addressed prior to kicking off a concurrent import set. You must manually configure the distribution of Import Set Transformer records across ServiceNow nodes.

 

Calling a Concurrent Import

The only way to make an import run in concurrent threads is to schedule it as a scheduled import.

Your Scheduled import should look something like this:

Running a Concurrent Import set: