Notes for Data Loader v45.0.0 and later
Data Loader v45 and later is built with Zulu OpenJDK 11 and requires a 64-bit operating system. Download and install Zulu OpenJDK 11 before installing Data Loader. See instructions further down to install via scripts.
Data Loader v44 is the last version built with Oracle Java 8. Developers can check out code from the branch “DataloaderV44Release”. End users can download v44 or older from this project’s “releases” tab.
Developers need to download Zulu OpenJDK 11 before building Data Loader.
Build Data Loader
git clone email@example.com:forcedotcom/dataloader.git cd dataloader git submodule init git submodule update mvn clean package -DskipTests
The build will include the appropriate eclipse swt jar by detecting your operating system type. If you would like to manually specify the eclipse swt jar, take a look at the pom.xml file to see a full list of available profiles.
Note: Salesforce officially supports Data Loader for 64-bit Windows and macOS. Any other platforms that Data Loader can be compiled for are unofficial.
For macOS and Windows, the build will generate needed JARs in the target directory.
Execute Data Loader
To run the Data Loader GUI, run the command
java -jar target/dataloader-xx.0-uber.jar
Use the command below to run the Data Loader GUI on Mac
java -XstartOnFirstThread -jar target/dataloader-xx.0-uber.jar
To run data loader for debug
java -XstartOnFirstThread -jar -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=5005 target/dataloader-xx.0.0-uber.jar
To run Data Loader from the command line, use the command:
java -cp target/dataloader-xx.0-uber.jar -Dsalesforce.config.dir=CONFIG_DIR com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner
The command-line version runs with whatever properties you have in your config.properties file, but you can also pass paramters at runtime as arguments to the program.
For example, the following command sets the operation to insert regardless of what settings are contained in the config.properties file:
java -cp target/dataloader-xx.0-uber.jar -Dsalesforce.config.dir=CONFIG_DIR com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner process.operation=insert
The process-conf.xml file can be used to define properties for multiple processes. Look at src/main/nsis/samples/conf/process-conf.xml for examples on how to configure it. The way to run a process defined in process-conf.xml is to specify process name on command line like this:
java -cp target/dataloader-xx.0-uber.jar -Dsalesforce.config.dir=CONFIG_DIR com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner process.name=opportunityUpsertProcess
Execute Data Loader With Scripts for v45 and Later
Launch scripts are provided to help end users launch Data Loader for Windows and macOS. Zip files are provided for macOS and Windows environments in the project's "releases" tab. There are specific installation instructions for macOS and Windows.
A new directory called "release" was added to the project’s root directory. Developers can build Data Loader and place the dataloader-xx.0-uber.jar inside "release/mac" or "release\win" directory to launch a customized build.
Test Data Loader
See the testing wiki
Questions can be directed to the open source forum.
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