While I am doing an upsert operation in data loader, I am getting an error as:

unable to obtain access to these records.

What could be a possible reason for this?

  • Can you explain your question briefly? What are you trying to upload and what is the relationship. May 29, 2017 at 7:15
  • Could you please add more details May 29, 2017 at 7:23

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Depending on what profile you are upserting using dataloader, check:

Setup -> Manage Users -> Profiles -> <Profile you are using to data load> (I'm assuming you are using the System Administrator profile?) -> Object Settings

Depending on which object you are data loading with, check the object permissions and make sure you have Read, Create & Edit Permissions.

  • I am using system admin profile and i am inserting to custom object which has all permissions. May 29, 2017 at 7:22

If you are using bulk API in dataloader, check the box Enable serial mode for Bulk API.

If not, try again later. You can get this error if the records you are updating are locked for some reason.

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