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  1. Provide the option to ignore whitespace differences in Apex

    It would be great to have more control over the diff process - particularly to be able to ignore whitespace changes.

    If I've made an actual function change to a class, and also auto-indented it, then it would be a lot easier to see the important change if I could hide the whitespace-only changes.

    Having the ability to suppress whitespace-only changes on the list of changed objects would be really useful, too.

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      5 comments  ·  New feature  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      We have plans to improve the way the diff viewer handles changes and whitespace in the future, though it’s not currently under development.

      Thanks,
      Jason.

    • Add an auto-save feature while building deployment packages

      As Gearset is run through a web browser, if the browser happens to freeze while a package is being built, you don't have the opportunity to save it as a Draft Deployment. An auto-save feature would allow someone to pick up where they left off, or when the last auto-save was done, without having to start from scratch.

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        6 comments  ·  New feature  ·  Admin →
      • Add merge functionality to the diff tool

        Extend the diff tool to allow the user to perform a merge, creating a new version of the component that contains some changes from the source version and some changes from the target version. This would be very useful in a team development scenario where multiple devs are working on features in individual dev sandboxes and then pushing completed features into an integration sandbox.

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        • Naming Org Pairs

          I'd like to be able to name 'Pairs' of orgs so I don't have to re-select them, like 'DEV to UAT' or 'HOTFIX to Production'

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            1 comment  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the suggestion. We can definitely look into this.

            Would you expect to create these pairs from the compare screen, or the manage orgs screen?

            Thanks,
            Jason.

          • Add a Save As to Save Draft Deployment

            Add a Save As or an alternative way to create multiple packages from the same comparison. I have an existing comparison run and I want to stage the deployments, deploying some today and the rest next week. It would be more efficient to save both packages now as I am going through them, saving one for example as Dep120916.1 with half of my selected object and another one called Dep120916.2 with the remaining objects to be deployed later.

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              1 comment  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →
            • Provide individual class code coverage statistics

              Running tests displays overall org code coverage... it would be cool if you could provide individual class code coverage statistics as well, so we could get a good idea of what classes / triggers need attention

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                2 comments  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to compare and migrate object data between ORG's

                The metadata compare and deploy is outstanding and works well. What would save configuration and release engineers even more time would be an object data compare / sync. Sometimes, salesforce releases may only require a data migration. Hopefully, this feature will get a few upvotes from the community as well.

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                  5 comments  ·  New feature  ·  Admin →

                  We have begun investigating adding data migration support into Gearset and this forms part of our roadmap for 2017. We’ll keep you posted with progress as we work on this set of features.

                • Be able to require a commit message for deployments

                  Sometimes a user may forget to add in a commit message before deploying, so the history in our source control is "no commit message" which is not editable. Can we add a feature to be able to turn on marking commit messages as a requirement for deploy?

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                  • Allow Source Metadata To Be Customised Prior To Deployment To Target

                    In order to support a development pipeline (e.g. Dev Environment -> Staging Environment -> Production) allow Metadata from the source Org to be modified before deployment to the target Org.

                    e.g. I have a RemoteSiteSetting in source that points at https://dev.example.com and in my staging environment I need this to point to https://stg.example.com

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                      4 comments  ·  New feature  ·  Admin →

                      Thanks for the suggestion Paul.

                      It’s something we should be able to do, but we need to do a little bit of investigation first to work out exactly how this feature should look and what the functionality would be.

                      Thanks,
                      Jason.

                    • Add org name column to deployment history

                      We currently have to prefix the deployment friendly name in deployment history with our sandbox/org name to be able to sort by target. It is not easily filtered either as the name column includes both source and target. We would like to have the target org as its own column in deployment history, and have it use the org friendly name as the value if one has been set.

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                        1 comment  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to select Field Sets as a separate item

                        It seems that Field Sets are deployed by deploying the object that they are related to.

                        This doesn't work well for me because I have admins changing objects in production, but I often need to deploy a Field Set to go with my code.

                        Currently, I'm jumping out of Gearset and deploying a Change Set with just the Field Sets, then coming back to Gearset to deploy my code.

                        It would be nice if I could select just the Field Sets and deploy them without changing anything else related to the object.

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                        • Disable scheduled tests (temporary)

                          We're currently using this tool primarily for nightly unit test monitoring. However, some nights we don't want the tests to run because we'll be doing after-hours upgrades and other maintenance.

                          As far as we know, currently the only way to 'disable' the automatic test run is to delete/disconnect the app entirely. However this is not ideal, as we have to re-add/re-auth to turn it back on.

                          If Gearset had a checkbox next to each org/environment that we could enable/disable the job at will, that would be ideal.

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                            Started  ·  1 comment  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →
                          • When the difference between Source and Target, on a particular line, is only in the formatting. Highlight in a different color

                            From what I can determine you are categorizing the differences as follows:
                            Code in Source, not in Target – Highlighted in Green
                            Code in Target not in Source – Highlighted in Red
                            Difference between code in Source and Target – Highlighted in Yellow

                            When the difference between Source and Target, on a particular line, is only in the formatting. It would be nice if that was highlighted in a different color than yellow (perhaps grey). It would speed up the review of the code knowing a certain color was only a formatting difference.

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                              1 comment  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →
                            • For CI Jobs initiated by Github, dynamically send CI failure / success email to the user who committed to the repo.

                              Currently, we can only specify a list of users to email, a Slack channel to update, or a Chatter group to post to when a CI job is successful or fails. If there are multiple notifications to a number of people, it's likely they will filter out these messages, so being able to notify the person who the CI Job is most relevant to would be a good improvement.

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                              • Allow deployment of Sharing Rules by Rule not by Object

                                In change sets we can pick individual sharing rules to push (specific ones on an object). However through gearset we can only push the whole object.

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                                • Auto-generate deployment note and git commit message

                                  When Gearset makes a commit, it defaults to a blank deployment note and blank git commit message. Although I can edit this , it would be awesome if you can merge in details from the deploy to the commit (like components changed, what salesforce user made the change etc)

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                                    2 comments  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →
                                  • Save previously entered comparison filters

                                    I am currently using a standard regex filter each time I do a comparison. It has become quite lengthy such that I can't easily remember it. I have ended up saving it in a separate text file and have to open it, then copy and paste it into Gearset each time I do a comparison. Pretty cumbersome.

                                    It would be nice if the Filter... text box on the comparison results screen was a combo box that when clicked, dropped down a list of recently used filters. Each entry in the list should be removable (like with a little 'x' icon…

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                                    • Provide a way to init a sandbox

                                      It would be nice if there was a quick way of init'ing a new sandbox that matches either what was in source control or an existing sandbox.

                                      Currently, I need to run a comparison between the existing source and the new sandbox and then I can try the deploy, but it would be nice if the compare step was not needed and I could simply say 'overwrite what is in the sandbox with what is in the specified source'

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                                      • Allow me to exclude metadata.

                                        I have certain metadata which is broken or dangerous to migrate from a dev org, I'd like to exclude it from this and subsequent releases. If I could 'right click' and ignore it that would be good.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Improvement  ·  Admin →
                                        • Search for test classes

                                          It would be nice to be able to search for test classes instead of having to type them out in a comma separated list. Gearset already has such a nice search capability and it would be great if it were applied to that dialog as well.

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