I am trying to populate a check box in a custom object with "checked" (True/1) using Apex Data Loader v 32.0.0 in command line mode. I have tried all values documented => True, TRUE, YES, Y & 1 but it still shows as false and the GUI is not getting chekced. Please suggest me the solution/right value in .csbv file so that the checkbox is populated with 1/True and get it checked.

  • Check if that column in your csv file is correctly mapped with custom check box field in sf
    – GirishP
    Commented Dec 28, 2014 at 12:45
  • turns out that there is trigger that turns the check box value to false; data loader was working; verified by turning the trigger off; thanks
    – Saravanan
    Commented Jan 8, 2015 at 0:58
  • Are you doing TRUE or "TRUE"?
    – Ray Dehler
    Commented Mar 3, 2016 at 7:01
  • Closing this question as off-topic because it's highly unlike to be of use to anyone. The situation was specific to OP's org.
    – Matt Lacey
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 8:47

2 Answers 2


I suggest abandoning the command line loader and use the data import wizard native in the platform. May be a problem with the loader.

  • I need to load the files daily without any manual intervention and files are coming from a SharePoint site to a cloud server. my command line scripts are running from cloud server and wizard (or dataloader.io for that matter) is not an option for me.
    – Saravanan
    Commented Dec 28, 2014 at 20:20

In the case of uploading users, I use the value "FALSE" for IsActive, which is a checkbox.

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