when I am using the data loader I going to insert and browse the report file to object. It’s always showing this pop up box “initializing salesforce object and csv file”. I am unable to move forward. Please help me.

  • How many rows do you have in the .csv?
    – Dan Jones
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 12:57
  • 103 records and 47 fields
    – Rajesh
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 13:09
  • you can move report file using eclipse tool. Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 14:03
  • is data loader wont work for reports?
    – Rajesh
    Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 14:06
  • @ravikant we can move report file using eclipse but records also to be move?
    – Rajesh
    Commented May 18, 2016 at 5:30

2 Answers 2


I had the same issue. I used the salesforce export csv file and at the bottom of the csv it had junk values such as the name of the report and the salesforce copyright info. Just delete.

Sample output at end of the CSV

ReportNameXXXXXXXXXX Copyright (c) 2000-2016 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Confidential Information - Do Not Distribute Generated By: Admin 5/16/2016 2:38 PM


Regarding your error, please check the below article. https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=000206248&type=1 I would suggest trying with Dataloader.io http://dataloader.io/ , it is more reliable than dataloader. Also try, Opening the file in excel, save as new CSV file.( It worked for me for a similar issue)

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    Dataloader.io is paid, i guess :)
    – Ayub
    Commented Oct 6, 2020 at 13:35

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