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What are the Options for Mass Transferring/Reassigning Activities

Knowledge Article Number 000206785
Description We have mass transferred many Accounts and Contacts to a few of our Users however the Task and Events (Activities) have transferred to the new owners of the Accounts and Contacts. How can we mass transfer these Activities back to the previous owners?
Resolution Many companies may run into situations where activities may need to be transferred or reassigned to another user.  There is no native tool within Salesforce to handle this task but there are several options for administrators to easily perform the actions required. 

There are several options for mass transferring/reassigning Activities.  While there is no native mass transfer wizard for activities like there are for Standard and Custom objects there are several mass transfer tool available to administrators that can easily handle this task.  

It should first be noted that if you only need to transfer open activities for the Lead and/or Account objects than one option should be to utilize the Mass Transfer Wizard for those objects.  When record ownership changes for a Lead or Account the associated Open Activities that are owned by the same user are automatically transferred to the new owner (See  : Mass Transferring Records

Mass Transfer Activities Tools

AppExchange options:

https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000003IleFEAS

https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N300000018mbBEAQ

https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000003HU7yEAG

Mass Data Update tools:

Data loader(Enterprise and Unlimited editions) - http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/Apex_Data_Loader

Excel Connector (Professional, Enterprise, and Unlimited Editions) - http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/Force.com_Excel_Connector

Workbench (Enterprise and Unlimited editions) - https://workbench.developerforce.com/

Mass Update Anything (Enterprise and Unlimited editions) - https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N300000016YnREAU

Finally, please vote for this idea on the IdeaExchange to have this feature considered for a future release: https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000BqPi

Note:  Starting with the Spring '15 release, you will be able to transfer single tasks within a recurring task to a new owner. 




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