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Why do I receive an error: "Account: bad field names on insert/update call: Name" when importing Person Accounts.

Knowledge Article Number 000181428
Description
When importing Person Accounts, you might see the following error message:

"Account: bad field names on insert/update call: Name"
Resolution

While Person Accounts are technically Accounts, they share many features with the Contact object, specially  the naming convention.

This means that Person Account names, consist of First Name and Last Name

When importing Person Account records, your .csv file must include First Name and Last Name columns and they need to be mapped to these Account fields. Mapping these fields to the Name field will result in the error above, since this field is used for the Business Account record type. 




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