Documentation for admins:
Documentation for users:
Salesforce Dataloader comparison
The following table shows a quick comparison of SmartUpload against other popular dataloading tools for Salesforce. Note that for dataloader.io we have included the 'pro' version that costs $99 per user per month. The free version of dataloader.io has lower limits, the enterprise version ($299 per user per month) has unlimited rows.
|SmartUpload||Dataloader (Apex)||Dataloader.io ($99)||Data Import Wizard|
|XLS & XLSX support|
|Usable for non-admins||limited|
|Number of records per month||unlimited||unlimited||100.000||unlimited|
|Number of records per job||100.000||5.000.000||100.000||50.000|
|Prepare reusable mappings||limited|
|Assign mappings to users|
|Admin can define batch size|
|Additional data validation support|
|Data Upsert using any field as key|
There are two features of dataloader.io that we have marked as limited for the following reasons:
While non-admins can technically use dataloader.io, the user experience for business end-users is far from optimal as it is a very technical tool. Dataloader.io does not support different roles (Admin / End-user) like SmartUpload does.
While dataloader.io does allow for the re-use of tasks. However, the user experience is not as smooth as with SmartUpload.