I am getting this error while running my process in CLI dataloader:

c:\Program Files\salesforce.com\Data Loader\bin>process.bat accountExtract 2013-10-15 15:26:27,695 INFO [main] controller.Controller initLog (Controller.java:389) - Using built-in logging configuration, no log-conf.xml in c:\Program Files\salesforce.com\Data Loader\bin\log-conf.xml 2013-10-15 15:26:27,712 INFO [main] controller.Controller initLog (Controller.java:391) - The log has been initialized 2013-10-15 15:26:27,722 INFO [main] controller.Controller initConfig (Controller.java:327) - config dir created at c:\Program Files\salesforce.com\Da ta Loader\bin\accountExtract 2013-10-15 15:26:27,732 INFO [main] controller.Controller initConfig (Controller.java:338) - config file created at c:\Program Files\salesforce.com\D ata Loader\bin\accountExtract\config.properties 2013-10-15 15:26:27,761 INFO [main] controller.Controller initConfig (Controller.java:355) - The controller config has been initialized 2013-10-15 15:26:27,766 INFO [main] process.ProcessRunner run (ProcessRunner.java:116) - Initializing process engine 2013-10-15 15:26:27,772 INFO [main] process.ProcessRunner run (ProcessRunner.java:119) - Loading parameters 2013-10-15 15:26:27,776 INFO [main] config.LastRun load (LastRun.java:96) - Last run info will be saved in file: c:\Program Files\salesforce.com\Data Loader\bin\accountExtract null_lastRun.properties 2013-10-15 15:26:27,806 FATAL [main] process.ProcessRunner topLevelError (ProcessRunner.java:238) - Unable to run process null

java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No enum const class com.salesforce.dataloader.action.OperationInfo. at com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner.run(ProcessRunner.java:162) at com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner.run(ProcessRunner.java:100) at com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner.main(ProcessRunner.java:253) Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No enum const class com.salesforce.dataloader.action.OperationInfo. at java.lang.Enum.valueOf(Unknown Source) at com.salesforce.dataloader.config.Config.getEnum(Config.java:436) at com.salesforce.dataloader.config.Config.getOperationInfo(Config.java:976) at com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner.run(ProcessRunner.java:123) ... 2 more

This is the process-conf.xml file I am using:

<!DOCTYPE beans PUBLIC "-//SPRING//DTD BEAN//EN" "http://www.springframework.org/dtd/spring-beans.dtd">                 
    <bean id="accountExtract" class="com.salesforce.dataloader.process.ProcessRunner" singleton="false">                
        <description>To take test extract for Note Object</description>                 
        <property name="name" value="accountExtract"/>                  
        <property name="configOverrideMap">                 
                <entry key="sfdc.debugMessages" value="true"/>      
                <entry key="sfdc.debugMessagesFile" value="E:\DoCss\Script Work\CLI-data loader\debuglog.log"/>         

                <entry key="sfdc.endpoint" value="https://servername.salesforce.com"/>  
                <entry key="sfdc.username" value="chirag.verma@servername"/>                                    
                <entry key="sfdc.password" value="944ef664cf45a36a56a9c9231f9c04f74e469aecd5114a7971458ad280d4cb56968fdeb048d283eea9ed9591e8253634"/>   
                <entry key="process.encryptonKeyFile" value="E:\DoCss\Script Work\CLI-data loader\key.txt"/>    

                <!-- <entry key="dataAccess.readBatchSize" value="200"/> -->    
                <entry key="sfdc.enableLastRunOutput" value="true"/>    
                <entry key="sfdc.extractionRequestSize" value="500"/> <!-- same as 'Query request size in DL' -->   

                <entry key="sfdc.truncateFields" value="true"/> 
                <!-- <entry key="" value=""/> -->   

                <entry key="sfdc.entity" value="Account"/>  
                <entry key="sfdc.extractionSOQL" value="SELECT Id FROM Account LIMIT 10000"/>   
                <entry key="process.operation" value="Extract"/>                    
                <entry key="dataAccess.name" value="E:\DoCss\Script Work\CLI-data loader\Note_Extract.csv"/>                    
                <entry key="dataAccess.type" value="csvWrite"/>                 
                <entry key="dataAccess.writeUTF8" value="true" />   

                <entry key="process.statusOutputDirectory" value="E:\DoCss\Script Work\CLI-data loader\logs_success-error"/>    
                <!--<entry key="process.outputSuccess" value="E:\DoCss\Script Work\CLI-data loader\logs_success-error\csvUpsertProcess_success.csv"/>   
                <entry key="process.outputError" value="E:\DoCss\Script Work\CLI-data loader\logs_success-error\csvUpsertProcess_error.csv"/>

DataLoader ver. 27

Please help me ASAP if possible.

  • servername.salesforce.com is not a valid endpoint. Have you tried login.salesforce.com (production) or test.salesforce.com (sandbox)?
    – pchittum
    Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 12:30
  • Yes I have tried this also, I am getting the same error with this also. @Peter Commented Oct 15, 2013 at 12:47

1 Answer 1


The key error appears to be mapping a Java Enum value to a value in XML config file.

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: No enum const class com.salesforce.dataloader.action.OperationInfo. at java.lang.Enum.valueOf(Unknown Source)

Specifically the OperationInfo enum.

Having had a peak into this Enum I can see it requires the following values...


Since Java is case senstiive by default, the following part of your config will need to change to using a value from the above....

<entry key="process.operation" value="extract"/> 

The Salesforce documentation gives one example of this in this topic Data Loader Process Configuration Parameters.

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However the linked topic, Data Loader Command Line Operations, gives only the labels of these values and not the actual config values needed, which I agree is confusing and misleading in the context from which the page was linked. Hopefully the above list gives future readers the mapping they need! :)

  • ok...Let me try this and will get back to you if still any issue arise. Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 10:42
  • Did you mean to paste the new error in? I cannot see it? Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 11:41
  • I am getting the same ERROR even after doing changes... :( > <entry key="process.operation" value="extract"/> Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 11:45
  • Sorry to ask, but just in case, have been sure to changed it in all areas of your XML config file? Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 11:48
  • "in all the areas" mean, can you elaborate ! As there is only one command in which we have to specify the operation type. Shall i show you my process-conf.xml file again ? Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 11:50

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