There can be hundreds of use cases where we need to backup data from salesforce and we have thousands of options. We can use Jitterbit, Mulesoft, Dataloader.io or some big ETL tools like BOOMI or informatica. However sometimes clients are not willing to pay hefty amount on licensing cost of ETL tools and I love open source. In this article, we will be using open source solution to very common problem of backing up data on FTP server.
As we know, there are multiple ways to load data inside Salesforce like using Workbench, Jitterbit, API etc… Salesforce also provides standard tool to load data into Salesforce using DataLoader. Dataloader by default supports User Interface or Command Line interface. Most of us already know that User interface based Dataloader needs manual interaction by end user. However if you want to automate data related operations, better choice would be Command Line Data Loader. Assuming you already have basic knowledge about how CLI Data loader works, I will go more advance in this article.
Following are basic steps for CLI Dataloader :
Download and install DataLoader
Generate Secret key file
Generate Password on basis of Secret key generated
How to use Command line dataloader in Salesforce with troubleshooting steps and answers to common errors
I had this article in my list for long time and today i got chance to share with you all. Data Loader is great native tool provide by the Salesforce to insert, upsert, update, export and delete data. Standard Data Loader wizard needs interaction however there are many scenarios where we need to perform these data loading tasks repeatedly like every night 1:00 AM (Nightly Services) or something. So, for these situations we can use standard data loader tool from Command line.
In this article, i will explain in detail on how to use Data Loader from command line.
The most important part of setting up Command line Data loader is to generate the encrypted password using utility provided by the Data Loader.