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data loader

What is data loader ?What is the use of data loader?Where to use it?


Use it to import multiple records of data into Salesforce, such as Contacts, Accounts, or custom object records. 

Simplest way of using it is to import .csv files via tool's user interface. More sophisticated scenarios are: using command line interface, or importing data from a database.




Hi Mahesh,


The Data Loader is an easy to use graphical tool that helps you to get your data into objects via insert and upsert operations. The Data Loader can also be used to export data from objects into any of the destinations mentioned above. You can even use the Data Loader to perform bulk deletions by exporting the ID fields for the data you wish to delete and using that source to specify deletions through the Data Loader.

The Apex Data Loader requires the use of the API (Enterprise, Unlimited and Developer Editions).


Features of the Data Loader include:

  • An easy-to-use wizard interface
  • An alternate command line interface
  • A batch mode interface with database connectivity
  • Support for large files with up to millions of rows
  • Drag-and-drop field mapping ( very flexible in mapping)
  • Support for all objects, including custom objects
  • Detailed success and error log files in CSV format
  • A built-in CSV file viewer.


Hope this information will clarify your dbt.


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For more information pls check the wiki