I am working on a project to clean out old tasks and would like to be able to export all tasks including those which are archived and then upload a list of activity IDs for the ones which I would like to delete.

I would normally use Export All in Dataloader and then mass delete through Dataloader to do this. Unfortunately this is a Professional Edition of Salesforce which does not have API enabled.

What alternative tool could I use that does not require an API connection and is compatible with Salesforce Professional Edition for mass updating/deleting data like the Dataloader. I have heard the Excel Connector may be an option, but does this require API?

FYI I am a Mac user as well if this makes a difference

  • if its small amount of data then you can try dataloader.io Aug 23, 2017 at 13:26
  • dataloader.io would need api access too
    – metasync
    Aug 23, 2017 at 15:52
  • Its 100,000+ records. And I need something that can be used to delete records, add records, and update records. So I don't think data import wizard would cut it. I basically need dataloader without API access
    – Dataman434
    Aug 23, 2017 at 17:06

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Depending on just how many records you intend to do at once you can use the Data Import Wizard with practically any edition of Salesforce; limited to 50,000 records per run. It is compatible with Safari 5 or later.

  • This may be the only option since every other external tools would need api access
    – metasync
    Aug 23, 2017 at 15:52

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