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Post your ideas and vote for others – let us know what’s important to you. We’re keen to hear about product improvements, new features, and bug fixes alike. We check this forum regularly and will keep ideas updated with their current status. If you need any further support, please contact us at team@gearset.com.

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  1. 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.

    42 votes

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  2. create an option to have chained deployments

    create an option to have chained deployments so complex deployments can be broken down and sequentially deployed or slaves can be ran

    allowing for multi staged deployments under one CI job

    31 votes

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  3. 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…

    25 votes

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  4. Rollback deployments made by CI jobs

    Manual deployments and change monitoring jobs can be rolled back. Add the same function to CI jobs in case it accidentally deploys something unwanted

    24 votes

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  5. Ability to copy Territory models from one org to another

    It would be great to be able to copy Territory models from one org to another, as per this request in the SFDC Community...
    https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000DgemAAC

    17 votes

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  6. 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.

    16 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Deploying Profiles - Create, Update, Delete

    I have noticed that in some scenarios, user profiles cannot be created, deleted or updated. In addition, some pieces such as user license cannot be updated due to the Salesforce architecture. To create a new profile with a specific license, we would have to clone an existing profile that has the correct license and then update the permissions accordingly. When deleting a profile, first we need to ensure that the profile is not associated with a user (it doesn't matter whether the user is active or inactive) and then the profile can be deleted. When updating a profile, based on…

    13 votes

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  9. Ability to upload Deployment Checklist instead of manually adding All components

    For every release, we have at least 700-1500 or more components to be deployed and adding all those one by one into gearset is a lot of manual effort which might sometimes not be entirely accurate. It would be great if there is an option where we can upload an excel or csv with all the component names and gearset would just create the package for you. It would save a lot of time and effort and reduce manual errors.

    11 votes

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  10. Allow CI deployment notifications to the specific user who made the source control commit that prompted the deployment

    We have CI jobs that fire on commits to a source control repository. At the moment, there is no way to email the specific individual who made the commit that prompted the deployment, so we have to notify everyone involved in the project whenever a deployment fails. If we could just notify the individual who made the commit (plus the deployment manager), it would reduce noise considerably.

    Please add this feature.

    11 votes

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  11. Allow deployment of PROFILE only

    The main reason we considered Gearset was issues with deploying profiles. Half the object settings, if not more, don't come over with change sets. When attempting to use Gearset to ONLY deploy a profile, we had the same issue. So, what's the point of using GS then? When I talked with one of your technical resources he did mention that was not a common use case. I would think it would be for large organizations like ours (over 3500 employees). We may want to spin up a new profile and just deploy that with no app or any other features…

    10 votes

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  12. Use triggering branch as source branch in git-sourced CI jobs

    Currently:
    We have to define a single fixed source branch in a CI job, when it has a Git-Source.

    Desired:
    Option to say "use triggering branch". It should use the branch, where current commit-hook-call comes from.

    It should allow Pipelines to test also all development branches e.g. with "Validation only" CI-job.

    9 votes

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  13. Ability to add custom trigger points to trigger CI from source control

    At the moment the tool allows you to only kick off CI jobs when a branch is updated.
    This is actually limiting the capability of the tool in itself,
    because services like Bitbucket allows you customize trigger points, as to when they should ping the webhook;
    such as the creation of pull request, merging a pull request.

    The two trigger points mentioned above are specifically very important because you would want to run validation CI jobs on the creation of pull request or when the merge completes so that you can actually ascertain if your branch compiles.

    Based on an…

    9 votes

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  14. Option to validate / deploy only running test classes in deployment set

    When deploying, there's a pain point when we want to specify tests to run. It would be nice to have an option to only run test classes that are included in the deployment. Automatically identifying which test classes are in the deployment package should be fairly straight forward:
    grep -ri @IsTest ./src/classes

    9 votes

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  15. Cancel deployment in progress

    In Salesforce, you can cancel a deployment in progress: Maybe because a test has failed already and you don't want to bother running the rest, or because you forgot some things.

    Can we have a cancel button while a deployment is in progress in Gearset? The metadata api seems to support it:

    https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_meta.meta/api_meta/meta_canceldeploy.htm

    9 votes

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  16. 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.

    9 votes

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  17. Set time on CI Jobs instead of running every 4 hours or 24 hours

    Is it possible to set time Instead of running CI Jobs every 4 hours or 24 hours.

    8 votes

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  18. View Grouped Successful, Validated, and Monitor Jobs per Instance in List

    Our organization has now done over 13,000 deployments (yay!), but that means when I have to search for past deployments, any searching beyond 10 days as the filter becomes an impossible task because of the sheer volume that has to be searched (boo).

    When trying to combine successfully deployed packages into a new package, if I have to change the date range to find a deployment done several months ago, I lose the selected deployments from a more recent timeframe and can't select them all to combine neatly.

    If we could see successful deployments by viewing the authorized Org in…

    8 votes

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  19. Scheduled deployment freezes

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

    8 votes

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  20. Provide an API for querying deployment info

    Please provide an API for querying deployment info such as friendly names, components, deployment notes, etc...

    8 votes

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