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Sam AlterSam Alter 

apex data loader -- parent-child mapping


I would like to use the apex data loader to insert records to an object that is derived from a parent object. That is, given a parent object, I'd to insert a few children to that parent. However, I'd like to point to the parents by a "Name" or something human readable rather than "Id" which is abstract. Can I possibly do this? I can certainly export attributes that are not ID by using say, Child_Parent__R.Name, but when I use the same in field mapping, I get the error saying that "Field Mapping is invalid". Is there a workaround?


HI Sam,
It may be any relationship, Id should be mapped. We can not use their Names or other fields.