January release is out!

We’ve just started 2013 and we already have something to celebrate! Dataloader.io January release is out with many improvements that will make your data loading life even easier than before, including:

  • Related object exports – e.g. export contacts and their related accounts in a single operation.
  • Filter exports by related objects – e.g. export accounts for a certain user.
  • Create custom SOQL queries for advanced reporting.
  • Friendlier error messages for data problems.

What’s new?
Export Improvements

Support for Exporting Related Objects information

Export multiple objects in one step by selecting related objects to export. For example: retrieve from your contacts and their related accounts, owners, etc. on a single operation.

Filter your Exports using Related Objects

Do you need to get all the accounts for a certain user? Now you can do that using the related objects filters! All the related objects and their fields are available now as options for filtering and ordering.

Improved filters based on field types

  • Do fuzzy logic filters on text fields using: equals, non equals, starts with, ends with, contains, does not contain, like, not like.
  • Filter by empty fields using the ‘is empty’ and ‘is not empty’ filter values. Create your own Custom SOQL queries.

One of the most requested features from our users, now you can develop and run your own custom SOQL queries using AND/OR expressions and verify them before creating the task.

New Streamlined Wizard UI

The new UI has a clear separation between the steps and the Task Name. Your connection name on the top right so you always know which Salesforce instance you are working with. And, we’ve also improved the Object list with a more clear design including the object names on the right.

Friendlier error messages

We’ve heard from our users that there need to be friendlier error messages so we’ve invested a lot of effort in improving them across the whole application. For that purpose we added a file validation process to check for:

  • Invalid file format.
  • Duplicate header names.
  • Wrong dates and booleans values with detailed error messages.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed problem using lookups with polymorphic relationships
  • Fixed null relationship name when relationshipName is not available on relationship type fields.
  • Fixed field names on import mapping disappear after mouseover on IE8
  • Fixed order by using related objects is lost when editing the task
  • Fixed error saving the task when the user pastes a SOQL query without selecting any fields.
  • Fixed polymorphic lookups not refreshed after changing between objects on the same task.
  • Fixed selected lookup field is lost when editing the task.
  • Fixed validation error when selecting and de-selecting a valid lookup field.
  • Fixed error when saving files on Amazon S3.
  • Fixed connection error to Amazon S3 under load.
  • Fixed problem when inserting empty values for number, currency and percent type fields.
  • Fixed problem importing files with some specific stresses.
  • Sample data is not displayed correctly with non-UTF-8 encodings.
  • Fixed Task progress alignment
  • Fixed problem when parsing incorrectly formatted files during file upload.
  • Fixed trash can on Import mapping is moving below the field if the field name is too long.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented from uploading a different file if there was an error during file upload.
  • Fixed problem with \r delimited files.
  • Fixed bug with double click on Object Name does not move to next step on IE8.
  • Fixed issue when trying to remove first filter on Export operations.
  • Fixed problem selecting multiple values on multi-picklists.

And we’ll be rolling out even more improvements to error reporting over the next couple weeks.
We hope enjoy all these improvements and all the other little ones too numerous to mention. Happy dataloading!

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