Data Upload Vs Data Import Wizard

Here, we will compare two such data uploading tools – the Data Upload app and Salesforce Data Import Wizard.

Similarities Between Data Upload And Data Import Wizard

Here are some of the key similarities between the two Salesforce data uploading platforms

They allow uploading 50,000 records at a time
They facilitate uploading data files to all custom objects
They are native Salesforce platforms
They allow users to schedule their data import

Differences Between Data Upload And Data Import Wizard

The key differences between Data Upload and Data Import Wizard can be understood by looking at specific parameters as mentioned in the table below:

ParametersData UploadData Import Wizard
Processes AllowedUpload, insert, update, delete, and rollbackOnly upload and update
Standard Salesforce Objects InvolvedAllows uploading data in all standard objectsAllows uploading data only to accounts, contacts, leads, solutions, campaign members, and person accounts
Field MappingAutomatedManual
User Interface Suited for non-technical usersSuited for users having technical knowledge
Audit ReportDetailed report on uploadNo such provision


Processes Allowed

The processes allowed by Salesforce Data Import Wizard are limited. It only allows the users to upload the data files and update them once they are added to the database.

On the other hand, the Data Upload app provides users with an array of processes like insert, upload, update, delete, and rollback. If you tend to make an error while importing your data, Data Upload allows you to undo your mistake by rolling back the files uploaded or deleting them.

Standard Salesforce Objects Involved

Data Import Wizard allows users to upload their data into all custom objects but not all standard objects. You cannot add your data files in objects like cases and opportunities using Data Import Wizard. On the other hand, the Data Upload app allows you to import data files into all custom and standard Salesforce objects.

Field Mapping

During the process of uploading your data to the required Salesforce objects, Data Import Wizard would ask you to map all the fields manually. On the other hand, the Data Upload app will automatically map all the fields as you upload your data files.

Audit Report

The Data Upload app provides you with a detailed audit report of every single file you uploaded with a success/error report of the same. This helps you in tracking your imports with the click of a button. No such provision comes with Data Import Wizard.

The Final Word

If you are willing to upload records to your Salesforce database within the range of 50,000, the Data Upload app is the best option for doing so. Not only does it allow uploading to all custom and standard objects but also facilitates rolling back and deleting of the data imported, making the process more user-friendly.