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Importing Multilingual data using data loader


I have a spreadsheet that I would like to import into salesforce.  I am saving the spreadsheet as a csv data file then using the Apex Data Loader to get this into salesforce.  My problem is that I have data from different languages and these seem to appear as question marks (e.g. ???? ???) in salesforce.  If I copy and paste the data straight into salesforce it appears with no problems.

I don't however want to copy and paste 300+ records to get them showing properly.  Is there some way to get these special characters importing correctly using the apex data loader?

Hi ,


I'm having the same issue as well. Did you able to find the solution for this? In the meantime, I'm trying to import data from database directly using data loader command line interface to see if the multilingual data import can be done.





I had same issue with Multilingual mail templates....I changed the Character encoding to Unicode rather the default...See if it works...

Sunny GSunny G



did you find something to resolve this..?