Salesforce Data Loader is essentially an application designed to facilitate bulk import or export of data into and out of your platform of Salesforce CRM. The application allows users to insert, update, export, or delete Salesforce records according to your specific needs and requirements.
The platform of Data Loader Salesforce is available in both Salesforce Classic and Lightning platforms. Users can avail of the application in the Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, Database.com, and Developer editions. It helps you in managing the seemingly complicated database in a simplified manner.
When it comes to importing data from the external platforms onto Salesforce, Data Loader reads the data, extracts it, and loads the same out of comma-separated values (CSVs) files or a database connection. For exporting data, it outputs the relevant CSV files. In case the commas used for these processes are not suitable for a specific locale, you can use a tab or other delimiter to fulfill the action. You can specify this delimiter from the option of Data Loader Settings.