If I extract data from salesforce for an object using dataloader.io or dataloader, would it remove data too for that object from salesforce.

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    Not unless you delete it.
    – Rao
    Feb 10, 2017 at 18:33
  • I thought the same thing when I first started, I simply did a small test and found out myself.....
    – Eric
    Feb 10, 2017 at 18:39

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No, you would have to do a delete. Extract with Dataloader is just a dump to a csv. So if you just do an export and don't then do a delete you're fine.

  • If I use data management and use export for a custom object including attachmnets will it delete data from salesforce Feb 10, 2017 at 21:43
  • I don't know of anyway to delete data from Salesforce, other than expressly clicking delete or running a delete in apex or a delete with any data integration tool. I've never heard of just an export deleting data.
    – user4978
    Feb 14, 2017 at 16:52

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