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Data loader issue while using Command Prompt


    Using Data Loader from command prompt to automate the process of importing Account data,

    i want to do some validations i,e wheather that account number is already there or not,

    how to do that


    any help would be appreciated





Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 
Well easiest way will be create a unique field in account and copy hte account num to that field along with the original Account Num field(This can be done using a workflow)

So whenever you will try to insert a duplicate record you will get an error!

Have a look at this post this will give you and Idea about how to use workflow to implement this http://boards.developerforce.com/t5/General-Development/How-can-i-Avoid-duplicate-names-using-workflows/td-p/639365