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importing assets: "Cannot parent an asset to an unparented contact"

I'm using the asset object to store information on the purchase of our company's book & video products. Using the sforce data loader, I successfully imported data to the assett object yesterday, with the exeption of a particular group of records: assets that are linked to contact records that are not also linked to account records. For these records, the data loader returned the error:

"Cannot parent an asset to an unparented contact"

We sell a lot of products to individuals (i.e. contacts) that are not necessarily linked to an account. Is there any way I can get around this requirement, and store asset data for these customers?
The_FoxThe_Fox
Hi

Why not create a virtual account Individual or many by region if it makes sense for your business and attach the contacts on this or these account(s)

Regards
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The_Fox wrote:
Hi

Why not create a virtual account Individual or many by region if it makes sense for your business and attach the contacts on this or these account(s)

Regards




sweet - that's a great idea! i'll give that a shot. i can't see a reason why it wouldn't work. thanks!