enter image description hereData Import Wizard doesn't show custom field of a custom object.

All the fields have its Field level security set for Admin Profile. even though i cannot see fields in native import wizard. i have 7 fields among which only 2 are automatically mapped other are not visible

I haven't created a tab for the custom object, will it be a issue.

Please let me know which part i'm going wrong. Thanks in advance.

  • Check Field accessibility, it should not be hidden. – C0DEPirate Oct 26 '15 at 7:45
  • Its not hidden in the pagelayout – kishore Oct 26 '15 at 7:50
  • For all the 5 fields i have Field Accessibility to Editable . – kishore Oct 26 '15 at 8:04

I had the same problem and I have found a solution. The new Data Import Wizard picks the default record type and page layout as the controller for the visibility. You need to go to the profile and check what is the default record type and check if that record type page layout has the custom fields visible.

It worked for me.

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  • it didnt work for me changing the defualt record type, but it worked when i added into the other page layout, just in case it helps anyone else – manza May 24 '19 at 4:21

This is a known issue listed on salesforce site


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Go to the field and click on this button for the field and check it should be editable for the profile you are using.

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For the auto-mapping your column name in CSV file should be same as Label or API Name of field

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  • For all the 5 fields i have Field Accessibility to Editable. – kishore Oct 26 '15 at 8:03
  • You are saying, it is not auto mapped, are you not able to map them manually as well? – C0DEPirate Oct 26 '15 at 8:07
  • I am not able to view the fields itself. – kishore Oct 26 '15 at 8:08
  • Please look into the snapshot – kishore Oct 26 '15 at 8:10
  • Can you attach screen shot of columns in CSV file and fields you are trying to import in salesforce, also check datatype of those fields – C0DEPirate Oct 26 '15 at 8:13

Fields must be visible to the profile of the logged in user. Click on the fields that are not visible and click on the View Field Accessibility Button and check against the profile of logged in user, it should not be hidden.

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  • This was the error causing my issue in a scratch org. – Scott Pelak Oct 28 '19 at 18:54

The Data Import Wizard uses page layouts and field-level security to determine the fields available on import.

In order for a field to be visible within the Data Import Wizard, it must be available to the user within the page layout and field-level security. This applies to end users as well as users with a System Administrator profile.

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