Managing Your Salesforce.com Data with Data Loader
Once you’ve built the perfect system using Salesforce.com, you can be assured that you’ll have no lack of data to manage. If there’s one guarantee with your implementation, it’s that you will need to give that data some TLC from time to time. While you should definitely employ validation rules, page layouts, and workflow rules to the fullest in your efforts to achieve and maintain data integrity, you’ll also need to extract, transform, and load records to keep your system in tip-top shape. Fortunately, Salesforce.com provides some useful tools to help you with this endeavor. In this chapter, I will focus on one indispensable tool, Data Loader, and how you can use it to manage your data.