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What do you do when you get a task to import or export a lot of records into your org? Imagine how much time it would take if you need to add hundreds or thousands of records. We know it could be a time-consuming task if you import record by record.

 

Salesforce developed a client application that will save you a lot of time. A tool that you can insert, export, update and delete a lot of Salesforce records such as users, accounts, custom objects, etc. At this point you are wondering which is the name of this powerful tool. It is data loader!

 

This tool has a user-friendly interface and it is easy to use. Data Loader reads, extracts, and loads data from comma-separated values (CSV) files or from a database connection. When exporting data, it outputs CSV files.

 

The installation is pretty fast. Go to setup > Data Management > Data Loader. There you will find the installation instructions as well as the installation file depending on your operative system. You can also watch the following video:

 

                                                                                   

 

After the installation is completed you can start using this amazing tool. If you want to learn more about how to start using this tool you can check the following Salesforce article:

https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.dataLoader.meta/dataLoader/inserting_updating_or_deleting_data.htm