When can we hard delete records in Data Loader

One of the most frequently asked interview questions on Data Loader is when can we Hard Delete records.

Data Loader has an option called Hard Delete which basically deletes the record permanently without storing a copy of it in Recycle Bin.

Out of the box you dont get access to that feature.

So, how to enable it?

You need to take this navigation Open the Data Loader App > Settings > Settings >Enable Bulk Api

Once this checkbox is enabled we get the option to hard delete records.

Hope this was helpful!