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
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:
|Parameters||Data Upload||Data Import Wizard|
|Processes Allowed||Upload, insert, update, delete, and rollback||Only upload and update|
|Standard Salesforce Objects Involved||Allows uploading data in all standard objects||Allows uploading data only to accounts, contacts, leads, solutions, campaign members, and person accounts|
|User Interface||Suited for non-technical users||Suited for users having technical knowledge|
|Audit Report||Detailed report on upload||No such provision|
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.
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.
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.