SALESFORCE DATA MIGRATION TOOLS

Data Migration process in Salesforce projects requires lot of sincere effort and proper planning to get data to be uploaded correctly in Salesforce Instance.
The article reviews commonly available data migration tools.
The following tools are reviewed:

TOOL 1: APEX DATA LOADER

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Apex Data Loader is a free migration tool that is used universally by Admins, Developers, Consultants to migrate data in Salesforce Instance.
Application needs to be downloaded locally to your desktop.

USER INTERFACE OF THE TOOL IS QUITE SIMPLE TO INTERACT WITH DATA.

  1. INSERT :- Gives ability to insert new records in Salesforce.
  2. UPDATE:-We can make changes to existing records inside Salesforce.
  3. UPSERT :- Combines update and insert functionality.Through this we can make changes in the system and if the record that we want to update doesn’t exist then a new record gets created.
  4. DELETE :- Records can be deleted from Salesforce with the help of this
  5. EXPORT :- Records can be exported with the help of this.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO USE DATA LOADER

  1. Open Apex Data Loader Application
  2. Enter Salesforce Credentials of your org.
  3. After logging in the Org, we need to select the object on which we need to perform our operation.
  4. .Select operation that you would like to perform.
  5. Mapping of object fields, which can be done either through automap or manually
  6. Perform the selected DML operation and we will have data loaded into the system.

PRICING: - It’s available free and can be easily downloaded and installed. To download, Login to Salesforce => Set-Up => Type Data Loader and then download it from Salesforce Org and download it and install it.

TOOL 2:- JITTERBIT CLOUD DATA LOADER

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Jitterbit is a data migration tool that allows Salesforce admins to automate Export and Import of data between other databases and Salesforce orgs.

Jitterbit comes handy for importing leads information. Exporting sales information for business intelligence or updating account and contact information from other database sources.

    KEY FEATURES OF JITTERBIT TOOL:-
  1. Selecting fields and object through point and click feature is quite user friendly.
  2. Feature to configure facility of direct excel files and other databases is good.
  3. Graphical user interface of the tool comes handy while mapping object fields.
  4. Managing operations, track queues, view activity logs provide good facility.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO EXPLAIN DATA MIGRATION PROCESS


  1. STEP 1
    Register to Jitterbit Cloud. Select the operation you would like to do, insert, update or delete. Login with your Salesforce credentials either in sandbox or production environment for you.

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  2. STEP 2
    Register to Jitterbit Cloud. Connect source and target. Source file can be any local database or it can be any file saved in the cloud.

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  3. STEP 3
    Jitterbit Automapper automatically maps similar fields thus saving time and effort of a developer.
    We can run operations manually or can schedule them to be done at a particular time.

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    • We can move millions of records in a minute.
    • Project is securely backed up with Jitterbit Cloud

PRICING :-

Jitterbit comes in both, paid and free version
Paid versions of Jitterbit platform cost

  • $1000/month for standard edition.
  • $2500/month for professional edition
  • $5000/month for Enterprise edition.

It also comes free and comes with basic operation wizard which supports flat database files and connectivity with ODBC and JDBC. It can only be deployed as a single instance on a computer

TOOL 3:- DATA LOADER.IO


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Dataloader.io is a web based point and click application useful for Salesforce admin and developer that can be used to perform basic insert, export update delete task.
We can schedule our tasks and can get email notification to get status of tasks on email address.

STEPS TO USE DATA LOADER.IO

  1. Clicking on new task button on user interface of DataLoader.io

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  2. Select object that you we want to perform our action on

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  3. Selection of fields that we want to export data.

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  4. When all look good , we can run the execution

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  5. After data migration has been done. We can see the summary information of the work. Success and Error files gets generated.

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PRICING OF DATA LOADER.IO


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TOOL 4:- FORCE.COM EXCEL CONNECTOR

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Force.com excel connector allows users to log into your Salesforce org, create simple queries and allows data to create, edit and delete in bulk.
Once the data is in Excel, we can edit, delete or add new records and push those changes back to Salesforce.

PRICING :- It’s available free of cost.

TOOL 5:-INFORMATICA DATA WIZARD

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Informatica is a Salesforce App which can be used to upload data in Salesforce Standard and Custom Objects.
This app can come in handy for Business Analyst , developers and architects to give.


  1. STEP 1

    Selection of object that you would like to perform action on :

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  2. STEP 2

    Selection of action (Import, Export, Update, Delete) that you would like to perform action on

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  3. STEP 3

    Mapping of fields in CSV with fields of Object of Salesforce.

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  4. PRICING :- It’s available free of cost.

    TOOL 6:- SKYVIA DATA LOADER TOOL

    Skyvia is a Salesforce Migration tool that offers many advantages over other data loader tools.
    Through Skyvia, we will be able to import data in CSV Files. We can save them on Cloud file storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
    It needs minimal configuration and a web browser to be accessed from anywhere.

    EASY TO CONFIGURE

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    Skyvia allow users to manage data loading operations in convenient way.We can export and import data from Salesforce without writing any code

    EFFORTLESS AUTOMATION

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    We can automate data migration process. It’s a cloud solution that doesn’t require any configuration of server.

    PRESERVING CONFIGURED OPERATIONS

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    After the operation have been saved and executed, its information is saved in records. We can run and delete it to create new package

    MONITORING

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    Skyvia provide feature to save the executed operation. After execution we can see the status of work.With the help of this we can find success and error files which then can be saved for monitoring purpose.

    PRICING:-


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    TOOL 7:- SALESFORCE IMPORT WIZARD

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    The Data Import Wizard provides a unified interface that lets import data for a number of standard Salesforce objects, including accounts, contacts, leads, and also helps in importing data from custom objects.

    PRICING : It’s available free of cost