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  1. Allow PMD to be configured by uploading a xml file with rules

    We use PMD locally in our IDEs to analyse during development, and the whole team shares a rule file in xml. It excludes the ones we don't like and configures other rules.

    We can configure Gearset to do the same through the UI, but I'd rather be able to just upload the file, then I will know they are the same set of rules.

    3 votes

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  2. show which deployment each metadata was a part of when doing a bulk clone.

    When doing a bulk clone, each metadata should show what previous deployment it was a part of as to allow us to verify that the bulk clone worked. Another use case is that it would allow us to find a deployment we know has changed and be able to remove or change the metadata quickly.

    1 vote

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  3. Extend the ability to add and delete in a single deployment to all metadata types

    We just came across an issue in which we were deploying an HTML email template that had been moved from one folder to another in the source environment.

    When deploying, only the delete happened on the first deploy. I needed to do a second deploy to handle the addition.

    While probably not a common case, it's certainly important as the initial deployment reports that the addition was successful.

    1 vote

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  4. Clone deployment with favorite source:target combos

    We use Clone from Deployment History quite often. A typical use case would be:

    Deploy from feat org F to branch
    Do PR & merge to /master
    .. CI runs
    Upon successful CI
    Clone deployment with source = master and target = QA org
    Upon successful UAT
    Clone deployment with source = master and target = PROD org

    Rather than having to re-enter on the Clone dialog the source and targets, since they are always the same, it would be nice to "favorite" sources and targets (assigning a favorite name) and then reusing those favorite names on the Clone dialog

    1 vote

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  5. CI Validation Job report should show version of metadata API used for CI

    A nice-to-have UX feature would be to echo the metadata API version used in the CI Job on the Validation Errors report (or any CI report). This can be used to aid in troubleshooting

    This is especially helpful when a source or target org is using a Preview sandbox

    1 vote

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  6. Optimize comparison list view

    The comparison view contains a list view in a scrollable area with an line item for every metadata item in the comparison. Depending on the comparison, this list can be exorbitantly long (10k+ lines). Displaying this many elements on screen is extremely inefficient, and causes browsers to lock up when selecting the "check all" check box (because it results in thousands of incremental manipulations in the DOM). This issue also causes mobile browsers to crash when more than a thousand or so items show in the comparison results.

    There is a common pattern for handling long lists like this, in…

    1 vote

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  7. More Details for Open Draft Deployments: Show Name & Refresh Date

    When you open a Draft Deployment it would be great to see its name on the deployment page as well as its refresh date. I understand that when you open a draft deployment you're seeing a snapshot from when it was created or refreshed.

    1 vote

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  8. integrate with Atlassian Stride for notifications

    Gearset's ability to send notifications to Slack is great. I'd like a similar ability to send notifications to Atlassian's Slack alternative - Stride.

    1 vote

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  9. Zapier Integration

    An integration with Zapier will allow more customizations options for how we can integrate with other tools, such as Manuscript (fka FogBugz).

    1 vote

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  10. Access to Jira custom fields

    we have a custom field we use that ties to a release number. It would be great if as an additional option to selecting tickets, access this field, set the value (in this case our release number) and have gearset pull all related requests in.

    5 votes

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  11. Cache deployment inspection results

    It would be great if deployment inspection results were cached, such that the results for an identical set of metadata are available without spending the time to recheck everything.

    Use case: A comparison is performed and all changes selected. Deployment inspection is performed and recommendations are made for items to add/exclude. I select a subset of recommendations, and move forward with validation. The validation fails. The same comparison is reopened and again all metadata is selected (with the intention of selecting more of the add/export recommendations resulting from the inspection). At this point, the inspection is rerun, even though the…

    1 vote

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  12. Indicate whether a Validated Package is enabled for Quick Deploy

    T0 - You Validate a package to PROD (run all tests)

    T1 - You or someone else does a deployment of something else, no matter how minor, to PROD.

    T2 - You click Deploy of the Validated Package from T0, all the apex tests are rerun. This is by design per SFDC yet Gearset doesn't tell you in advance that Quick Deploy is not available. Something you think will take a couple of minutes now takes 30 minutes or more. You think you screwed up or Gearset is broken

    Suggestion: On Validated Packages page and on the page of a…

    3 votes

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  13. When source is local files, Refresh Comparison button should be smarter

    If your source is Local files, and you do a Compare to some target, and then realize the source needs to be amended before re-comparing, your "training" is to clock "Refresh Comparison" button.

    This executes but does not ask you to upload new source files so essentially nothing happens.

    User should be given option to upload new folder/zip.

    2 votes

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  14. Avoid spurious Analyzer message when deploying external objects (e.g. Foo__x)

    If you create a new org, add an External Data Source, add External Objects, and deploy to a target (source control), you will get this spurious analyzer message:

    "Some standard object fields which don't exist in the target organization are being deployed, which indicates they might use features not enabled in the target. You need to remove these from the deployment, otherwise it's likely to fail."

    and all your external objects are enumerated, e.g.

    Ordersx
    Customers
    x
    ...

    These are not standard objects, and, as they are new, would of course not be in the target. Analyzer is being…

    1 vote

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  15. Deploy parts of Settings

    It would be nice if you broke up the settings into smaller subcomponents. For example the Security settings would be more useful if you extract out the password policy changes so we can pick and choose what Security settings we need. I thought of this concept similar to how you break up profiles into sub component. This could get noisey in the list of changes so an alternative to that could be to bundle it under components like how CustomObjects work.

    2 votes

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  16. Add Run all tests except .... configuration in CI job

    Our CI jobs take way too long (1000+ tests) despite heroic efforts to use ApexMocks. As our org contains a bunch of unmanaged packages with known class name prefixes, and these constitute at least 10% of the total tests; we could get back 10% of our life if we could exclude these from the "run only your tests"

    For example, we would want to exclude running any tests in classes that start with "fflib" and "sfab"

    A variation of this would be to run a specific testSuite and it would be our responsibility to keep the testsuite up to date

    1 vote

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  17. Add a note against individual components in a draft deployment

    While comparing two Org's for differences and saving the 'Draft deployment':

    1. Files that I'm sure and fine with the differences and happy - so tick them.

    2. Files that are important to be deployed but I am yet to discuss those differences with some peers from team (dev / support). I would like to mark these (or / and) comment against these - with some useful notes (ex: impact or risk analysis related notes). Once these are discussed, I can then tick them - indicating I am happy to deploy these.

    Once I mark the files as either 1 or 2…

    2 votes

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  18. Ability to have automated process to maintain field list in Production environment

    With GDPR, companies are required to provide justifications for all data that they collect. In Salesforce this means being able to identify why all fields in the system exists, categorize fields as PI, and provide business justifications. The ability to keep a list of current fields in a production instance of Salesforce that includes alerts when new items are added, or ability to sync that list out to another tool like Smartsheet, where other business users like a legal team would have visibility, would be incredibly useful.

    1 vote

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  19. Allow (restricted) editing of source XML to add deployable properties that can't be fetched via Metadata API

    related to: https://gearset.uservoice.com/forums/283474-help-us-improve-gearset/suggestions/14808303-allow-source-metadata-to-be-customised-prior-to-de

    Example:
    It is impossible with OOTB Gearset to deploy an autonumber field with a starting number and optional populate existing rows. Why? Because the SFDC Metadata API as of V42 doesn't allow fetching of these two properties of the CustomField object:

    <populateExistingRows>true</populateExistingRows>
    <startingNumber>1</startingNumber>

    Once in source, they'll deploy just fine to the target org. Note that changesets support this feature.

    The workaround, which is to deploy to target branch and then edit target branch is sort-of-OK but it would be nice to modify this in the source. Of course, if you Refreshed Comparison, your edits would be…

    1 vote

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  20. Scheduled deployment freezes

    Prevent deployments during certain periods of time for a team or for production environments

    8 votes

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