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The Apex Data Loader should support use of external IDs on UPDATEs

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Strangely it seems only the UPSERT option of the Apex Data Loader supports the use of External IDs for identifying the record to update.   While the documentation infers you can do the same for the UPDATE option, it seems UPDATE only works with the Salesforce.com internal ID.   Odd to me because the logic between UPDATE and UPSERT must have many similiarities (at least on the update side of "upsert").

Give us the power to update instances of custom/core objects based on fields marked as External IDs!

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