Use the same account next time to pick up where you left off.
|Production Salesforce account||Developer Edition or Admin Playground|
|Do I need to be a Salesforce customer?||Yes||No (It's free!)|
|Can I use it to create my Trailhead profile and store my badges?||Yes||Yes|
|Can I use it to complete Trailhead challenges?||No (except for multiple choices quizzes)||Yes|
|Can I keep my Trailhead badges if I leave my company?||No||Yes (use a personal email address)|
Salesforce has two different user interfaces: Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic. It’s easy to switch between the two. You can learn about switching between interfaces, enabling Lightning Experience, and more in the Lightning Experience Basics module here on Trailhead.
This module is designed for Salesforce Classic.
You can easily import external data into Salesforce. Supported data sources include any program that can save data in the comma delimited text format (.csv).
Salesforce offers two main methods for importing data.
Data Import Wizard—this tool, accessible through the Setup menu, lets you import data in common standard objects, such as contacts, leads, accounts, as well as data in custom objects. It can import up to 50,000 records at a time. It provides a simple interface to specify the configuration parameters, data sources, and the field mappings that map the field names in your import file with the field names in Salesforce.
Data Loader—this is a client application that can import up to five million records at a time, of any data type, either from files or a database connection. It can be operated either through the user interface or the command line. In the latter case, you need to specify data sources, field mappings and other parameters via configuration files. This makes it possible to automate the import process, using API calls.
View this video for more information on choosing the right import tool.
View this video for more information on cleaning up your import file.
To see a list of standard Salesforce data fields, from Setup click Customize, click the object whose fields you’re interested in, and click Fields. For example, if you want to see a list of standard Salesforce fields for leads, click.
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