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  1. Gearset API to externally trigger Gearset actions

    It would be incredibly helpful to trigger Gearset comparisons, validations, deployments, etc. from an external source using an API. Our team uses GitHub for our VCS, which provides the perfect opportunity to:
    1. design webhooks to validate changes in order to approve a Pull Request
    2. design webhooks to automatically deploy changes to an org once the PR is approved.

    Additionally, CI tools such as Jenkins, TravisCI, TeamCity, etc could use such an API to design complex builds that still employ Gearset, but use the external tool for additional actions outside of what Gearset provides for their CI features.

    105 votes

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  2. Inline Editing of metadata

    Inline Editing of metadata
    In order to make our deployment successful we had to download the package, modify the version numbers on the flow definitions, and then compare the local package to the target org. It would be very helpful if we can edit the metadata XML in the UI so we can fix the version numbers.

    89 votes

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    18 comments  ·  New feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    83 votes

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  4. 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.

    61 votes

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  5. 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.

    57 votes

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  6. 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.

    45 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Deployment automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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

    32 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Deployment automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Support package.xml filtering when using Git comparison with a SFDX folder structure

    When using a git repo with a SFDX folder structure + package/xml (in the /manifest folder) gearset dos not take into account elements in the package.xml when checking the option (filter with package.xml)

    31 votes

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  9. 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

    30 votes

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  10. 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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    5 comments  ·  Deployment automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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

    26 votes

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  12. Ability to chose multiple targets for a deployment

    It would be nice to be able to deploy to multiple environments all at once from one source.

    25 votes

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  13. A configuration to prevent deployment from certain Sandbox Org into Production org

    In most of Tech industry deployment lifecycle, all code or config changes are ideally pushed into production only from a FullCopy Sandbox(Commonly Known as Staging Environment).

    It would be very good to have a feature in GearSet App which if enabled shouldn't allow user deploying data from Dev/DevPro/Partial Sandbox into Production Org.

    23 votes

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  14. Create Change set without comparison

    Allow user to directly create a change set without doing the comparison. If user has a list of items that needs to be migrated then allow the user to add items and skip comparison step.

    22 votes

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    2 comments  ·  New feature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Stop the reordering of XML when deploying to git

    At commit to branch, Gearset reorders large chunks of the XML file. This causes additional deltas (seen in the hundreds of lines) and merge conflicts.

    22 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Bug  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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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  17. Allow adding "No Difference" items to package. To help with package reuse to multiple orgs

    Allow assets with "no difference" to be added to a promotion to allow the same package to be used to both promote as well as sync other sandboxes (without having to manually check if asset was changed in each).

    21 votes

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  18. 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

    20 votes

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  19. Notify Slack when deployment is successful

    I would like to inform Slack on when a manual deployment is successful or failed. It will tell me what the source environment and what was the destination environment. It will also tell me if what the success/fail ratio of the tests that were run.

    19 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Monitoring and reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Initiate comparison from package.xml

    I'd like to be able to drop a package.xml file on the New comparison screen. Doing that will have two effects.

    First off, it will drive the selection of which metadata types to include in the comparison.

    Secondly, it will automatically select the components listed in the package.xml on the comparison results page.

    This provides a really good way to expediting a deployment, since package.xml are used pretty universally by both IDEs and standard deployment tools (including packages).It also helps me take advantage of the intelligence of automatic dependency and all of the other goodies that Gearset has. Basically I…

    19 votes

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