Data loading tools

There are two methods provided by Force.com that help us in data migration, Cloud Import Wizard is a cloud-based tool and does not require any download. It is easy to use and quickly lets us upload few standard objects and all custom objects. Apex Data Loader (API based) is a downloadable utility that has many more advantages over the cloud-based tool. Let us look at both the tools in details:

Cloud-based data import wizard

The cloud-based data import wizard is a cloud-based solution to import data into the organization quickly. It is a easy-to-use tool to load accounts, contacts, leads, solutions and custom objects. We can load up to 50,000 records at a time. It is accessible only to the system administrator or profile with administration ...

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