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  1. A configuration to prevent deployment from certain Sandbox Org into Production org

    In most of Tech industry deployment lifecycle, all code or config changes are ideally pushed into production only from a FullCopy Sandbox(Commonly Known as Staging Environment).

    It would be very good to have a feature in GearSet App which if enabled shouldn't allow user deploying data from Dev/DevPro/Partial Sandbox into Production Org.

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  2. 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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  3. Allow deployment of unlocked packages

    At the moment, you can select "Installed package" as a metadata type to compare, and I think you can use this to install a package (without installation key).

    However, unless I'm missing them, 2nd Generation Unlocked packages don't appear in a comparison like this.

    It would be really useful to be able to deploy 2GP with Gearset because I sometimes need to make metadata changes at the same time as installing

    e.g. I'm moving some old functionality into an Unlocked package and that old code has logic in the triggers. I want to be able to delete the old triggers…

    8 votes

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    1 vote

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  6. Need to move Help Menu between orgs

    I recently had to move custom Help Menu items between orgs. Since Gearset didn't support it, I was reduced to manually entering the data in each org since they weren't connected in Change Set paths. I believe the metadata is CustomHelpMenuSectio

    3 votes

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  7. Create Change set without comparison

    Allow user to directly create a change set without doing the comparison. If user has a list of items that needs to be migrated then allow the user to add items and skip comparison step.

    23 votes

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  8. Provide an option to run Aura and/or LWC testing before deployment

    I don't think that very many people are actually creating Aura/LWC tests yet, but they really should be.

    Since SF doesn't require them like it does for Apex, if we decide that those tests ought to be run before deployment, it would be great to have Gearset run them. This will help us to make sure they are run before every deployment instead of relying on developers remembering to do it manually.

    3 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.

    0 votes

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  10. Add Upload CSV functionality to create an upload template for CPQ deployments

    For CPQ Deployments add an "Upload from CSV" feature where a user could upload a file with specific External IDs across multiple objects to tell Gearset what to migrate in a single click.

    For example, the user could list the Object API name in Column A of the sheet and the External ID in column B and then Gearset would parse this and create a Data Deployment based off of those records specifically. This would be incredibly useful for any CPQ deployment where you need to only deploy specific records not the entire object!

    8 votes

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  11. 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.

    1 vote

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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

    1 vote

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Target Process Integration

    Agile/sprint planning tool similar to JIRA

    1 vote

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  19. 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

    4 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.

    1 vote

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