Currently we are cleaning our Salesforce data and are going to purge all accounts and re-enter our main active accounts.
I would like to keep all contacts within Salesforce, and not have them delete along with the account they are assigned to. I have copied the account name over into a new field on the contact so we will be able to see which organization they were previously assigned to.
I am planning to create a single account called "Unassigned Contacts" to assign each contact to.
How can I mass update all contacts to assign them to this organization? Do I need to export all the contacts, update their account id assignment, and then re-import performing an update?
Is there anything wrong with the approach I'm taking?