This video addresses the introduction of external data into an organization. Also learn about the need for data quality review, and the ongoing evaluation of data quality within an organization.
- [Narrator] Most teams have existing data…that they'd like to bring into Salesforce…from other databases and spreadsheets.…We can import up to 50,000 records at a time…into Salesforce using comma separated values files,…known as CSV files, and using the Data Import Wizard.…Make sure the incoming data file is properly formatted…and compare the incoming data against…the available fields in Salesforce.…Make sure the names are split into separate…first, middle, and last name columns.…Separate addresses into columns for street address,…city, state, and postal code.…
Separate each phone number into its own column as well.…If you've got a lot of records to import,…contact Salesforce support or hire a pro…to assist with preparing the file.…Sites like fiverr.com offer help with data processing.…Fields containing dates, currency, percentages,…and numbers pose unique challenges.…Salesforce requires that these data types…be formatted properly, or the data may not import correctly.…If the source data has issues, a workaround is…
AuthorChristopher Matthew Spencer
- Getting team buy-in
- Registering your account
- Working with users and permissions
- Using calendars
- Managing leads and contacts
- Tracking affiliations and relationships
- Recording activities
- Importing records
- Using collaboration tools such as Chatter and email templates
- Measuring and improving success with reports and dashboards
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Working with Salesforce
3. Working with Data
4. Tools for Success
5. Measuring Success
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