Wondering how to update custom fields description(which is in custom objects) as a bulk update. They are around 500 in a Excel file. Is there any mass update we can do instead of doing it manually.

Any other solution is highly appreciated.

my personal note: I am thinking of writing some sort of loop program, where we read the excel file and update it but not really got how to do it in salesforce. i can do it well in java and some db like oracle or some other database.


You can do that XML modification. As you know each object in SF is XML schema. You can download that XML object schema using Force.com IDE. Then you can write a Java program to update the description of those. You can save them,and it will reflected back in SFDC>

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