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Why am I not able to map Account name while importing contacts using Dataloader in salesforce?

Knowledge Article Number 000205887
Description The Dataloader does not allow to select account name field while importing/Updating/Deleting Contacts.
 
Resolution

If Dataloader does not allow us to select the account field while mapping/importing contacts, we have two more option by which we can map and import Account Name. 

1)Account ID
2)Account record type


The use of account Id is more recommended  because the account ID can only be available when there are account already present.

To export Account ID we can use
1)Custom Reports
2) Dataloader
3)Dataloader.io





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