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  1. Gearset should control the order of deployment for Report Types, Reports and Dashboards

    Dashboards require Reports, and Reports require Report Types. Yet when I attempt to deploy a group of components that comprises all of the necessary components, I'm hit with errors that the required components don't exist <yet>. That shouldn't happen. This is going to <artificially> require me to do multiple deployments. :(

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  2. Allow CI jobs to validate PRs of a branch into Separate Scratch Orgs

    Currently CI jobs can only validate PRs into a regular org. So if you have multiple PRs raised to that branch then you have to wait as they each run one after the other. If we could validate into separate Scratch Orgs instead then all the PR validations could run in parallel and it would speed up validation

    4 votes

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  3. Allow Source to choose multiple Branch for CICD Validate/Deploy

    when choosing source as GitHub it allows user to choose feature/*** which allows every commit on branch name starts feature will trigger the CICD

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  4. Deploy on pull request creation

    Currently is supported only validation on pull request creation. It would be great if we can also do deployment on pull request creation, not only on merge.

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  5. Control When Tests are Ran Based on Metadata type

    It would be nice to control when we want tests to run based on the type of changes in the triggering event for CI. Something like only run test classes on update of Apex Classes, Flows, Workflows, and Objects.
    This is a bit of a patch for not having test classes fully optimized but would be helpful with orgs who have lots of profile and layout changes.

    3 votes

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  6. Don't auto-select all tests when choosing "Select which tests to run"

    When selecting "Select which tests to run" Gearset shows the tests included in the comparison first, but the moment all other tests are loaded, everything is selected.

    When choosing this option, the tests included in the comparison should stay on top and selected, and the rest of the test should be added alphabetically but UNSELECTED.

    If I'm choosing this option, I probably only want to run some tests. I think it would be much easier this way. Usually you need to run the tests included in the comparison and maybe one or two more.

    1 vote

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  7. Change Data Capture

    When installing a Integration Platform you have to enable the Change Data Capture in order for the platform to receive notifications on changes. At the moment updates under Setup/Integrations/Change Data Capture can not be deployed by Gearset :-(.

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  8. Exclude the subcomponents of the parent Workflow metadata and also exclude list views from custom objects

    I want to exclude outbound messages from workflows as we will have different urls in different sandboxes. Same with list views we want to exclude them from custom objects so that we can use CI using gearset for deployments

    1 vote

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  9. Cloning deployments: add namespace option

    If you are using Gearset to develop for a 1GP managed package:

    Your deploys between VCS and dev orgs/scratch orgs DON'T use namespace in the metadata filter

    Your deploy from VCS to Packaging org MUST USE namespace in the metadata filter - otherwise, everything in the difference viewer appears as NEW rather than CHANGED (if truly just edited during dev cycle)

    So, when cloning a deployment, one should have the option to add the namespace to the clone dialog.

    Without this, one has to repeat the Compare step thus losing the benefit of what you had enumerated in a prior…

    1 vote

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  10. Automatic retry for Unknown Error in scratch org creation

    When creating a new scratch org from either the Gearset UX or via a CI job, one often gets the Unknown Error message

    Gearset should attempt to retry this error as often, a simple retry works. This is especially important for CI jobs which should not have to be attended to manually.

    Of course, the better solution is to not get this error at all

    2 votes

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  11. Choose Delete action per Metadata Type for CI jobs

    In the past we had troubles deploying reports via CI, they were not showing/deploying, the workaround was to enable the filter to include all reports. This works to solve that, but now I am looking at including more into the repo and start using delete actions in the CI jobs as well. The downside is that because we have to have all reports in the filter, the CI job will delete reports created by users in non-private folders. A freedom we want to give certain users in Production.

    What would be an epic enhancement (and solve this challenge) is if…

    26 votes

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  12. Load Balancer for CI validation

    would be nice to have possibility to configure 1 source (git branch), but multiple targets (sandbox), so gearset would have some "load balancer", which would distribute the validations into sandboxes, which are not busy. Its taking too much time from developers to wait for their validations to finish.

    1 vote

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  13. Allow CI to do a quick deploy

    Allow gearset CI to do a quick deploy either by default or via a setting on the Job definition.
    Our tests run for nearly 90 minutes and are currently run twice in succession causing a lot of frustration. Once when a PR is validated and then when it is merged and deployed.

    18 votes

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  14. Move Package Contents to Left Column on Deployment Screen

    On the "Summary of Items to deploy" page, the items in the deployment show in the 3rd column. So when you go to choose tests, you can't see what's in your package. Makes it very easy to miss a test.

    Illustration: https://imgur.com/a/wbZOeiZ

    1 vote

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  15. Allow setting the default testing method for deployments

    I want to enforce that any deployment into a UAT sandbox runs all the tests. The standard Default option runs no tests since it's a sandbox. I have to manually choose the "Run Only my Tests" Option every time I deploy to that sandbox. I would like to be able to have that option selected by default

    1 vote

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  16. Publish dynamic data with Outgoing Webhook in CI deployment jobs

    As of now we are able to send only static text as a part of outgoing payload in CI Integration jobs. We want this data to be dynamic for each deployment.
    For example: We need to send the information like (JIRA User Story number, GIT commit hashes and descriptions from the pull requests being merged, etc.)
    This will allow us to publish information of successful deployments to external system.

    14 votes

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  17. Save draft deployment notes

    Save draft deployment notes so when you combine drafts you can see all the notes from each single draft

    2 votes

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  18. The option to auto-populate FLS/permissions for selected fields/objects/classes

    I'd need an option to auto-deploy FLS for items i've selected in one click.
    Sometimes the amount of changes is huge, and finding and clicking Permissions for selected items one by one is not a deal. For sure, it's possible to select all Permissions in Source org, and let the wizard to deselect Permissions for missing items in target, however that the result does not usually correspond to items that are in package.

    3 votes

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  19. Allow download of the zip package for failed CI jobs

    Download the Gearset constructed package from CI job history when the CI job failed

    1 vote

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  20. Add an option to not run the comparision part in CI job (sfdx like)

    When you are pushing a project with sfdx, there is no compare, sfdx just push the whole package.

    It will save a lot of times.

    3 votes

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