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  1. Provide option to disable parallel apex testing in Scheduled Tests

    Scheduled Test runs can fail due to UNABLETOLOCK_ROW errors. This is due to what amounts to a bug in SF: accessing public custom settings in tests which are run in parallel can cause deadlocks. Really, the tests ought to be isolated from each other, but they are not. See:

    https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.apexcode.meta/apexcode/apex_testing_best_practices.htm

    The workaround in SF is to disable parallel apex testing.

    If Gearset could do that during the scheduled test run, it would prevent false test failures.

    I guess I could change the option on the SF org, but sometimes parallel testing is useful, so I wouldn't want to…

    7 votes

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    Under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Testing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Ability to recreate a reusable list or group for Deployment notifications

    Every week we have a larger sized scheduled deployment for logic updates that runs after business hours. There's usually the same 2-6 people (often increasing) that want to receive an email and/or text message when the deployment succeeds. Whoever schedules the deployment has to add each one manually every time, and it would be nice to have a way to send notifications to a predefined list or group of email addresses and/or phone numbers.

    It usually has to be the person that schedules the deployment, because if someone goes back to add their own email or phone to an already…

    6 votes

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  3. Expose Salesforce Validation Errors within Github PR

    Currently when a PR Validation fails (Deploy CI Job with Validate Target setting turned on), the user can click the Gearset "Details" link to go into Gearset to see the exact error.

    Many of our devs use VS Code and Github for their daily work and only rely on Gearset for the CI job. Having them jump into Gearset just to see the error is time consuming and not very intuitive for them. Sure we can find the same errors within the target org of the CI, but at that point the list of validations is large and it's hard…

    6 votes

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  4. Add ability to clone deployment CI job to validation-only CI job

    This would save us time duplicating regex statements for the new job

    6 votes

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  5. Users should be able to specify test classes and save them to draft deployments

    Users should be able to specific and save test classes in the comparison stage so they can be saved in draft deployments. Seems like a waste of extra steps to unclick tests and select tests over and over as you work through a deploy.

    also when deploys are combined, they would get all the test classes, again, saving lots of time.

    6 votes

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  6. Options to pick only selected custom labels metadata for salesforce.

    Since the custom labels metadata can’t be picked individually, the Gearset compare and validate process would pull in all custom label changes. This would be a concern if we want to withhold any particular custom labels from being pushed to higher environment.

    6 votes

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  7. Keep list of specified tests

    When choosing specified tests to do a validation, let's say from a comparison that was created from a bunch of drafts that were combined, the pop-up will show the specified tests that were chosen originally for those drafts that were combined. That is awesome and is exactly what I want.

    The problem is the "Fetching test classes from Salesforce" then occurs automatically and replaces that list with the full list of test classes, and check the boxes for all of them, replacing my existing list. That means I have to go back and choose my list of specified tests again.

    6 votes

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  8. API to provision users, assign users to connected organisations

    API to provision users, assign users to connected organisations

    It would be hugely benificial to us (60+ connected organisations, 25 employees working in teams for multiple clients at a time) if we could programatically provision/deprovision users and provide access to connected organisations via an api.

    At the moment this is error prone manual work that has to be done by someone with high level access (and as such is usually already short on time).

    6 votes

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  9. Allow Data Deployment to filter lookup fields on fetched data

    Currently, when doing a data deployment Gearset will let you know of all the referenced objects from the object you selected. What it doesn't do is the opposite of that - let you know all the objects that reference your object with a lookup.

    It'd be great if we could add a filter to utilize some data pulled in a fetch/query during data deployment.

    ex. field (TeamMember.ProjectLookup_c in {returned Project results in query in previous step of data deployment).

    6 votes

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  10. Namespace Mapping for Managed Packages

    We are an ISV partner with a managed package we sell to lots of customers. That means our package is namespaced. However with a distributed development team and multiple dev orgs, all source code is not namespaced, and is maintained in source control (github) without namespaces. Only upon unit test and promotion to the package org, does the namespace get added. This results in two basic problems (and others). 1) comparisons between unit test and package result in almost everything being flagged as "changed" due to the namespace, and 2) all aura components are always flagged as "new" when they…

    6 votes

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  11. Add possibility to save custom filter RegEx for subcomponents

    If you want to deploy new fields and field level security, I want to create a custom filter that hides all profile setting except of field level security and make that custom filter reusable.
    Unfortunately RegEx only works on top level elements. In this case profile names. That doesn't make sense since that would hide field level security too.

    6 votes

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  12. Display a custom name in Salesforce when deploying from Gearset

    When we deploy a change to one of our Salesforce orgs using gearset, the name that is displayed in the "Deployment Status" in Salesforce is an ID. It would be helpful to display the name that we entered in Gearset instead of the ID so that we can easily identify the changes when looking at them in Salesforce

    6 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Deployment automation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We have recently investigated adding this feature again, but unfortunately Salesforce still don’t seem to support being able to display custom names via the Api (or it’s a feature that’s not well documented). There are requests for adding this ability via:

    https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000cJdxAAE

    If the situation changes then we’ll certainly revisit this. We’ll keep this post opened for other users to also add their votes but it’s currently out of our hands as to when or if it can be added.

    Regards,

    The Gearset Team

  13. Compare metadata by "Changed Date" for both "Source" and "Target"

    In "Compare and Deploy", is there a way to add a column for "Changed Date" for the Source item, in addition to the Target item?

    I want to select all the items which were more recently changed in the Source than in the Target. In my current large org compare-and-deploy, I see many items which are different but the one in the Target was more recently changed, so I don't want to overwrite that item in the Target.

    6 votes

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  14. Link to test runs in Slack messages (or Slack messsage customisaton/templating)

    I have automated test jobs post about failed tests to our Slack. I want the posted Slack message to include a direct (though maybe shortened) link to the "Test run details" so that when we see Gearset telling us about some tests starting to fail I would be one click away from seeing a view of failed tests the message is talking about.

    Next/bigger step would be a way to shape the Slack messages ourselves. The most basic templating setup where I could write my own Slack message with some placeholders like {{instancename}} or {{failedtests_link}}..

    6 votes

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  15. Migrate audit fields during a data deployment

    When deploying data records, it would be helpful if audit fields values could be migrated

    6 votes

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  16. Ability to search Deployment History for specific metadata

    On the "Deployment History" tab, the filter dialog filters on the visible friendly name and items like that. What I would like to do is enter a specific metadata name and have the list filter down to deployments where that specific metadata name was a part of the deployment. This would be useful when getting the question, "when was xyz last deployed?"

    6 votes

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    If we implemented this and it was only able to search metadata from that point in time onwards, would that be useful or would it be confusing to communicate in the UI?

  17. Possibility to deploy to another sandboxe when a ci job passed

    When configuring a CI job, we need an option to set a deployment to another sandboxe when the deployment or test classes run successfully in the current CI Job.
    Ex: when a push to a branch on VCS triggers a CI job to deploy to a sandboxe like QA (with test classes run), we also have the possibility to set an auto deployment to staging sanboxe when the the job on QA passed successfully.

    6 votes

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  18. Be able to switch the direction of a comparison/deployment

    Sometimes we need to reconcile changes on an object between two orgs, where some of the changes have been made in Org1 and some in Org2. Having set up metadata filters, compared and deployed required changes from Org1 to Org2, it would be nice to be able click a button to switch direction to then deploy required changes from Org2 back to Org1, without having to go through the whole process of setting up a new comparison.

    6 votes

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  19. Provide the option to skip problem analysis

    Sometimes during a complicated deployment I need to try a few different strategies to get things to work. For example, I may need to just send up one piece or set of metadata up first.

    The problem is, each time I do this, I have to wait for problem analysis to complete, which takes a couple minutes. Normally during a deployment I do want problem analysis to run, but if I want to quickly send up a single object, I have to wait a few minutes while Problem Analysis runs, and the time waiting adds up.

    Maybe a quick deployment…

    6 votes

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  20. Ability to pause subscriptions for inactive users

    Manage users on "My Team", so we can activate/deactivate users and then save on licences that are not used until reassigned.

    6 votes

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