05.02.05 When to use Data Loader

Use Data Loader When:

  • loading 50,000 to 5,000,000 records
  • Work with a Salesforce partner if > 5 million
  • need to load into an object that is not supported by the import wizards
  • want to schedule regular data loads
  • want to export for backups

Use the import wizards

  • < 50,000 records
  • object is supported
  • want to prevent duplicates

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