Salesforce provides a number of its own tools for importing and exporting data, as well as a number of third-party options based on the Salesforce APIs; these are listed on AppExchange. When importing records with other record relationships, it is not possible to predict and include the IDs of related records, such as the Season record ID when importing Race records; this section will present a solution to this.
Salesforce provides Data Import Wizard, which is available under the Setup menu:
It is straightforward to import a CSV file with a list of race Season since this is a top-level object and has no other object dependencies. However, to import Race information (which is a related child object to Season), the Season and Fasted Lap By record IDs are required, which will typically not be present in a Race import CSV file by default. Note that IDs are unique across the platform and cannot be shared between orgs.
External ID fields help address this problem by allowing...