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  1. create a visualization of the DevOps process

    Creating a visualization of the DevOps process removes the need for separate Visio diagrams or visual aids to represent the process. Also by creating this feature, you could allow for a drag and drop type feeling to represent CI Jobs, Data Deployments, Comparisons, etc. Users who may be new to a DevOps environment would pick up the process quicker allowing them to quickly adapt to the tools and this type of deployment mentality.

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  2. Email Notification whenever deployment is successful

    it would be good if we can send email notification to Users whenever we successfully deploy components to specific Org regardless of CI job.

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  3. Optional ability to provide a warning when targeting a deployment to a Non-Developer Production Instance

    I'd love to be able to have an extra "warning" message when targeting certain orgs when clicking the "Deploy" button. The thought is that it provides an extra level of confirmation when targeting production, to help avoid mistakes. This could be an optional custom warning message set on a connection that if populated, a "Deployment Confirmation Message" is shown.

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  4. Validation Failures - Show Error in Table

    In the new UI for Validation to view failed test classes error messages you must click into each failed class to view the details.

    The previous UI showed "part" of the error message within the table. This was extremely useful in identifying all of the "unique" errors that are occurring.

    IE: If 58 test classes fail from "4" unique issues -- then in order to determine that you may need to click into all 58 test classes or fix one at a time --> refresh --> validate.

    This is just a time save feature.

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  5. Show history of changes for a component

    When performing forensic analysis regarding how or why something started working differently, it would be a great timesaver to be able to select a component and then be able to select the data comparisons for just that component. For example, select an apex class and then pick date dates so the system can display what changed. I would expect that this would be quicker than going into Monitoring Histories and picking each date and waiting for it to build the entire comparison of everything that changed and then having to find the component of interest.

    A follow on to this…

    1 vote

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  6. Remind repo owner to upgrade metadata on SFDC version change

    Your blog post https://gearset.com/blog/mdapi-versioning-and-version-control says it all under the paragraph labeled "Upgradingyour repository's metadata"

    But there's no real reminder to tell the team that this is a meritorious idea. My suggestion is that for the first 30 days after PROD is updated, you could display (in color) some alert (or maybe introduce a messages feature) wherein you tell the team that the repo's package.xml is out of date (version wise) with PROD version and provide pointers on how to upgrade, including nuances like Flows (v44).

    It is too easy to get lazy and leave the repo metadata out of date…

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  7. Allow for custom metadata permissions to be included with a single click when custom fields are being deployed

    For example; when adding new custom fields, you generally have to add the permissions as an additional line item to the deployment. Having a checkbox or something that will have gearset automatically add the permissions associated with the metadata currently in the deployment list would speed up the process. Users should also be allowed to deselect lines that were automatically added.

    15 votes

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  8. Enable Defaults or Recently Used on Clone Deployment Page

    When you clone a deployment package you have to select your Source details, but the selections do not default to the the last used settings or to a recently/commonly used settings. This is a minor annoyance but in other parts of GS you have the last selected options already selected based on user history, so hoping you can extend this to the Clone page

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  9. Target Process Integration

    Agile/sprint planning tool similar to JIRA

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  10. Allow option to select certain test classes to NOT run. Include an exclusion list of tests not to run

    When deploying code, it would be nice to have an option of having an exclusion list of test classes to not run.

    5 votes

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  11. Build Comparison Manifest from pull request

    It would be cool if the custom deployment configuration could be driven from a Pull Request . For example, in GitHub, the Pull Request knows which files were changed and approved. Why not use that list to instantly populate a comparison to create a deployable manifest to go from source control to org?

    15 votes

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  12. Ability to set a friendly name to the package

    Should it be possible to set an equivalent of "friendly name" in Gearset but one that can also be spread to Saleforfce.

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  13. Please, please, please get US FedRAMP approval.

    The ability to use this product for CI/CD and various other use cases in the US federal space would be a huge win for many agencies. I know the FedRAMP process is quite arduous, but the contractual potential here is pretty massive.

    5 votes

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  14. Show the Created Date and Refresh Date on the Draft Deployments

    I understand the Draft Deployments are snapshots from when they were created or last refreshed. Is that right? Please show these fields on the Draft Deployments page.

    4 votes

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  15. Test run details: show failed tests tab first

    When user clicks on test run details, Gearset defaults to the successes tab. But no one clicks on test Run details to see successes; they want to see failures. Default tab should be failures, especially if non-zero

    Saves user a click and supports DWIM - "do what I mean" when clicking Test Run Details

    2 votes

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  16. Enhance capabilities around 'co-administration'

    In our organization we have a couple different salesforce admins that are administrating the salesforce development pipeline in which several developers are making changes and deploying them via gearset. Right now it seems cumbersome/duplicative to do this particularly around the area of adding a sandbox org and then managing permissions of the developers to that sandbox. It would be nice if there was a way for one admin to connect the sandbox, grant the other admin "Owner-level" access to it, and for the two admins to have a shared view of the user access to that org, so I can…

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  17. Restrict source orgs

    For example, deployments to a production environment should only come from the master branch of our git repository

    5 votes

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  18. I have so many connections and jobs, is it possible to have group them (in future release?)

    I have so many connections and jobs, is it possible to have group them (in future release?)

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  19. Add deployment support for Macros

    Macros deserve to be added to source control yet there is no way to do this with Gearset:

    1) Data feature (paid add-on) doesn't deploy to/from source
    2) PRO/Enterprise can't source/target deploy Macros because it is not available with the Metadata API.

    Since macros represent some debugged logic, managing in source control makes sense. Curiously, SFDC has chosen to make Documents available via Metadata API but not Macros

    4 votes

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  20. When running "Compare and Deploy", or via a similar mechanism, allow the target to be a local zip

    In rarer situations where I need to make some manual adjustments to the metadata XML for a deployment, I'd like to be able to download the metadata to adjust it. Today you need to go through a compare, and at the end, you can download the package, but this can be problematic, since you have to choose the target org, there need to be differences, etc.

    Instead, it would be useful to just choose the source org, select the metadata items, and save the package, without a target org needed.

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