Importing and exporting data to and from the Lightning Platform
When building and maintaining apps on the Lightning Platform, there are occasions when you, as an app builder, need to either import or export data. Importing data is necessary to load existing user-generated data or to create system data that is used by apps.
User-generated data needs to be imported when you are migrating from an external data management system or from spreadsheets into Salesforce or are restructuring the data model in Salesforce. The type of data that is often imported includes account, opportunity, and contact records. User-generated data can also originate from lists of contacts or prospects, which a sales or marketing team would purchase, such as lists of new leads or contacts that are contained in marketing spreadsheets.
System data is records that are used to control or configure the apps that we build or are installed by third-party app providers. An example of system data includes the list...