I have account lookup field on a custom object. I want to import records through CSV file using data loader, but this file only have Account name, not ID. How can I import this file in salesforce? As I believe entering Account Id in each record is very long process.

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We used to do a vlookup in excel and get Salesforce record Ids of parent, prepare the excel sheet and use dataloader to import.

But I think Dataloader.io provides a functionality out of box - Using Import Lookups

You may try any of these options.

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