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  1. Enhance the deployment history search functionality

    When trying to gather packages together to combine them for a release, currently it is not possible to first limit by a text search then expand the date range (search hangs due to number of retrievals)

    Could there be a way to enhance the history search to enable easier searching?

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  2. Allow retrying failed validations and deployments

    I'm often running into the situation where the validation failed either due to transient circumstances in the org, or due to the org settings being incorrectly configured. In this scenario, I would like to simply retry the validation using the same package, and I'd look for that option somewhere here:

    https://app.gearset.com/deployments/validations

    Running a new comparison (using the "clone package" option) is unnecessary, takes a lot of time. Also using the "view comparison" option is overkill. I would rather not go through those motions of recalling the comparison results from cache, going through the analysis once again, etc. Because I know…

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  3. Show Created By and Created Date when doing comparisons

    When looking at a comparison it shows changed by as a column, would be helpful for consultants to Show Created By and Created Date as well

    3 votes

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  4. Clean up source/destination drop downs to be consistent across all UI elements.

    The drop down lists for picking source/destination are different in the UI.

    For example, in compare and deploy production salesforce connections are not in the list alphanumerically, they are appended to the bottom while in a clone deployment they are all listed alphanumerically.

    Just being picky, but consistency one way or another would be great.

    1 vote

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  5. Problem analysers - to ignore the user config element

    On metadata deployments, I frequently struggle with Report Folders, Workflow Updates, and other configuration elements that have individual users assigned to them. The struggle is that individual users assigned to these config elements often do not exist in the target org. This results in the entire deployment failing, and many times, manually configuring the report, report folder, etc.

    A nice solution to this would be a new section on the Problem analysis screen that allows me to exclude the users from the config element that is being deployed.

    It is useful to call these scenarios out, because I need to…

    1 vote

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  6. Give users the ability to update field/object permissions for specific profiles only

    The issue is, when promoting from one org to another and changing either Custom Object Permissions or Custom Field Permissions and if more than the profile you want has been changed, the extra profile changes get promoted anyway. So we need a way to control which profiles get applied when promoting field and object level security.

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  7. Export snapshot of production org to git

    I'd like to be able to export a snapshot of all the metadata from my production org (include all components) to my git repository by clicking a single button.

    After every release, it's worth taking whole metadata export from the org to git for the next/on-going releases.

    For now, we have to create a couple of metadata projects to export the metadata to git, which is a tedious job and takes a lot of time.

    1 vote

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  8. 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.

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Add default compare filter - Code changed by me today, changed by me last 7

    A super common comparison done by a developer is to see only the Apex changes done by that developer today , or in the last x days

    Since the last changed dates on Apex (VF, triggers, components) is super reliable whereas it is useless on Custom Field/Workflow), the suggestion applies only to Apex or code-type changes

    Gearset would fetch only those code items changed in the last x days, then present in the difference viewer the changes pre-sorted in descending date order

    This feature would eliminate multiple clicks just to deploy a handful of recently-made code changes in the comparison…

    5 votes

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  12. 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.

    1 vote

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  13. 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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  14. 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…

    1 vote

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  15. 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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  16. Target Process Integration

    Agile/sprint planning tool similar to JIRA

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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    13 votes

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  19. 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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  20. 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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