The individual import wizards open in small separate pop-up windows, while the The Data Import Wizard combines all the functionality of the individual import wizards into a single browser. The Data Import Wizard provides a unified interface that lets you import a variety of objects from one wizard, rather than using each individual import wizard to import a specific object. The Data Import Wizard also improves the import process with progress tracking and helpful tips during data import workflow. Depending on user permissions, the Data Import Wizard also lets you import data for custom objects.
Starting in Winter ’16, the individual import wizards remain accessible only from the Legacy Data Import Tools page until they’re officially retired. You can currently access the individual import wizards for accounts, contacts, person and business accounts, leads, solutions, and custom objects until they are officially deprecated. From Setup, click. On the Data Import Wizard page, click Legacy Data Import Tools.
This table provides a comparison between the functionality of the unified Data Import Wizard and individual legacy data import wizards.
|Feature||Data Import Wizard||Legacy Data Import Tools|
|Wizards||Unified wizard for:
||Individual wizards for:
|Processing method||Asynchronous Bulk API database processing||Synchronous (immediate) database processing|
|Enablement||Automatic for all organizations||Automatic for all organizations|
|Importing master/detail relationships||Supported||Supported|
|Multiple contacts per account||Supported (Phone extensions are not supported.)||Supported in Accounts and Contacts wizard|
|Insert new records||Supported||Supported in all wizards|
|Update existing records||Supported||Supported in all wizards|
|Insert new records and update existing records||Supported||Supported in all wizards|
|Insert new records; ignore matched records (no update)||Supported||Supported in all wizards|
|Update existing matched records; ignore unmatched records (no insert)||Supported||Supported in Solutions and Custom Objects wizards|
|Update existing account information||Update existing account information option. If left deselected, the wizard does not update any account information, including blank fields.||Override existing account values option. If left deselected, the wizard does not update existing account information, but does update blank fields.|
|Reports To field for Contacts||Cannot map to name values. Can only map to Salesforce ID and email values.||Can map to name values|
|Unmapped columns||Can save in a notes field attached to an account or contact||Can save in a notes field attached to an account or contact|
|CSV file validation before import||Supported||Supported|
|Import status||Email notification sent to all users. Import status displayed on Bulk Data Load Jobs page (available to administrators).||Email notification sent to all users. Import status displayed on status page (available to all users).|