Preview feature: Import bulk data with the Data Loader


Applies To: Dynamics 365 (online), Dynamics CRM Online

How to

If you need to import bulk data, you don’t have to write custom code or use third-party tools. Use the new Data Loader service for Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online). With this service, you can move your data between flat files and Dynamics 365 (online) and cut down on implementation costs.

Currently, the preview supports importing data only.


The Data Loader service is a preview feature in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 Update.  A preview feature is a feature that is not complete, but is made available before it’s officially in a release so customers can get early access and provide feedback. Preview features aren’t meant for production use and may have limited or restricted functionality.  To use this feature, it must be turned on and the license terms must be accepted. What are Preview features and how do I enable them?.  Microsoft doesn't provide support for this preview feature. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Technical Support won’t be able to help you with issues or questions. Preview features aren't meant for production use and are subject to a separate supplemental terms of use.

The Data Loader service is available as a preview only for Dynamics 365 (online) organizations in North America.

For more information on the Data Loader service preview feature, see these resources:

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Import large volumes of data with the Data Loader service for Dynamics 365 (online).

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See Also

Import contacts
Download a template for data import