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  1. Add a column to indicate if XML matches if order doesn't matter

    See this link: https://docs.gearset.com/en/articles/2413367-why-is-xml-order-of-some-metadata-in-the-comparison-results-different

    Sometimes, the XML of an item in sandbox/production can be the same, but not in the same order. This leads to false positives showing up in the list as "changed items".

    I understand that sometimes order matters (eg: in picklists) but maybe there could be an additional column which shows if there are no differences if you ignore order? Maybe even a setting to turn the column on and off so it's not confusing?

    1 vote

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  2. Refresh specific item in comparison through context menu

    It would be great to refresh a specific item within a comparison that I know has changed since the last comparison.

    84 votes

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  3. Allow Scheduling of Comparison and Export Results via Email

    Our use case is to schedule the comparison of two sources (Salesforce orgs) which are both "dev" environments, on a daily basis, yet receive the comparison results as an email attachment. The format of the export file within the comparison itself is what we'd need. This would save time & clicks by not having to log into the app and dig into the comparison job to manually extract the csv file.

    3 votes

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  4. create a compare/deploy function for data similar to metadata

    having something like new/different/deleted for data (so we can compare, say, products vs new product options or features) like we do for metadata

    3 votes

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  5. Distinguish between code changes and just API metadata changes for Apex in Comparison Window

    For large code comparisons, it'd be great to have the ability to see when it's just a change in API vs. actual differences. Right now, you'd have to click on every row to see what the actual change was.

    2 votes

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  6. Ignore sfdx-project.json file in order to compare code using Metadata API structure

    I need use the sfdx-project.json file in order to integrate with VS
    code, but using Metadata API structure.
    Apparently, Gearset is looking for this file to define if is a metadata API or SFDX structure,

    So I need a ignore looking for this file, in order to compare as metadata API structure.

    Thank you.

    1 vote

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  7. Dependency Enhancement for App Menu metadata

    Currently, when we compare App Menu metadata, the "Depends On" tree is empty, even though it definitely has dependencies on connectedApps and customApplications.

    Please add dependency analysis for App Menu metadata,

    2 votes

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  8. Categorize Meta Data Filters

    Allow the custom meta data filters to be categorize or put in folders. You could organize your filters by customer, deployment type, etc..

    4 votes

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  9. Ability to see count of items per metadata type

    Ability to see count of items per metadata type at the Comparison Result Page

    1 vote

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  10. The comparison screen takes too long to load and times out with large packages.

    With large packages the comparison screen takes too long to load, >15 min, and can cause Chrome browser to time out. Can we have an option to not load the details of the differences in the bottom panel, only object names and then click a button to download only difference for a particular item on-demand? I normally don't need to see the diff

    1 vote

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  11. Segregate metadata changes due to SFDC release

    If I compare my production org to a preview sandbox that has been upgraded to the new release, I see some changed, new, and deleted items that appear to be due to the upgrade. For the most part it probably doesn't make sense (or isn't possible) to deploy those differences in either direction, so it would be nice to be able to exclude them or have them flagged somehow.

    For example, in Winter '20 several fields were added to the OpportunityContactRole object. They show up as custom fields in the comparison. If I try to deploy them to production, the…

    1 vote

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  12. Show summary of selected Filter conditions

    Would like ability to select a saved filter and see a summary of all the 'checked' filter conditions in it. Useful in verifying a filter or shared filter before using it.

    1 vote

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  13. Explicitly set object-level permissions, even if these are omitted from XML provided by Salesforce API

    Valerio recommended that I post this suggestion following a discussion on 29 August 2019.

    Issue reference:
    https://docs.gearset.com/en/articles/3226459-a-note-on-deploying-custom-object-permissions-on-new-profiles

    Issue:
    1. Remove all object-level access for "Lead" from a custom profile in a source org
    2. Deploy this profile to a target org
    3. The profile in the target org will have access to the "Lead" object ENABLED, because this access is included in the Standard User profile (see document link above)

    The workaround (deploying and then deploying again) is cumbersome and not always practical, e.g. if making automated, one-step deployments outside of Gearset. Failing to make a second deployment means that…

    21 votes

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  14. Mark items as already reviewed earlier

    Today we are gearing up for a major deploy so we are deploying many different changes into gitHub. It would be nice to be able to mark whole sections of content as already reviewed such that any new comparison could ignore all of that content. Then we could look at only the new or newly changed/deleted content.

    2 votes

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  15. When opening a draft/clone allow updating the content filter *before* the comparison

    When opening a draft deployment or cloning a deployment, please allow the option to update the content filter before running the comparison. As things are now, we have to wait for the comparison to finish before we can change the filter, and then we have to wait for the comparison to run again.

    1 vote

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  16. Ability to tell what metadata filter someone used in a compare/deployment

    For compliance, troubleshooting, and collaboration purposes it would be great to see what metadata filter a user used on their comparison

    3 votes

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  17. Filter (regex) on Outbound Message names within Workflows in Metadata Comparison

    Our sandboxes all point to different URLs within the Outbound Message action.

    We want to include workflows in our CI job that backfills production changes into test environments.

    However, we cannot do this as there's no way to exclude outbound messages in the filter.

    In the "Metadata Comparison Filter", you only have the option to add regex or select specific items at the object level within "Workflow".

    If you apply a regex to hit the outbound message name, it doesn't actually hit that outbound message name and only searches within the object name.

    You can only use regex when you're…

    1 vote

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  18. Allow individual lines to be selected for inclusion or exclusion of a deployment

    Allow individual lines to be selected for inclusion or exclusion of a deployment

    31 votes

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  19. Provide ordering for metadata elements when committing to version control

    When metadata is retrieved from Salesforce the order of child nodes is not guaranteed and results in false-positive changes when committing to version control. Usually this will be something simple like workflow actions/criteria appearing out-of-order which can be compared manually. However, recently we've noticed entire profiles being committed with every permissions element out-of-order, resulting in a change set with ~20k lines where the actual change is impossible to visualize.

    Gearset should provide a feature to 'order' child XML elements alphabetically by name in order to provide consistent commits to version control and eliminate false-positives.

    8 votes

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