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  1. When opening a draft/clone allow updating the content filter *before* the comparison

    When opening a draft deployment or cloning a deployment, please allow the option to update the content filter before running the comparison. As things are now, we have to wait for the comparison to finish before we can change the filter, and then we have to wait for the comparison to run again.

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  2. Filter (regex) on Outbound Message names within Workflows in Metadata Comparison

    Our sandboxes all point to different URLs within the Outbound Message action.

    We want to include workflows in our CI job that backfills production changes into test environments.

    However, we cannot do this as there's no way to exclude outbound messages in the filter.

    In the "Metadata Comparison Filter", you only have the option to add regex or select specific items at the object level within "Workflow".

    If you apply a regex to hit the outbound message name, it doesn't actually hit that outbound message name and only searches within the object name.

    You can only use regex when you're…

    1 vote

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  3. Export of the Comparison Results

    My Suggestion: For our Customer i need to create a Documentation with all the Metadata Information from the Comparison. Even for Things which are not different.
    A CSV Table would be great and a HTML Documentation would be awsome :)

    2 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Deploy single layoutitems

    In Layouts there are multiple layoutItems. it would be helpful if we could to deploy single <layoutItems> from a Layout without affecting other <layoutItems>.

    9 votes

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  7. Import list of metadata items into org comparison.

    When running a comparison, a user should be able to import a list of metadata items based on an agreed format (likely API names). This list would allow the user to save effort from copy pasting api names if they track their changes in an external system. For example, we track changes in our release system within our Salesforce production org. Our manifest items are tracked such as "customobjectc.customfield__c" and have statuses such as new/updated/deleted so we have a historical references of our changes. Being able to import these changes while still having the ability to select…

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  8. push new profile FLS entries into the profile file in alphabetical order

    When picking up new FLS entries, by default these are added at the bottom of the list of FLS.

    This causes issues when also having save jobs picking up changes, as this can result in duplicate FLS being added to a branch.

    Please update code structuring, so new FLS is added in the correct place in the MD files.

    1 vote

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  9. Make it easier to select all custom field translations for deployment

    Right now if you want to select translations for certain custom fields, it is necessary to expand the sub-components for each field and select the translation. The second option is to go to the custom object and expand the sub-components in order to check translations which will include all the custom field translations for this object.
    It would be helpful to get a way to select the translations for specific custom fields in the deployment.

    1 vote

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  10. Don't allow duplicate fields in comparison.

    If I have a field with name example category. Somehow the same field has been added to the object xml file it needs to throw an error at the time of comparison.

    1 vote

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  11. Allow deployments across managed package versions

    Gearset does not allow comparisons or deployments of custom metadata on managed packages if the versions are different. We got ourselves in a situation where a package in the sandbox was a higher beta version that we couldn't upgrade to. This required us to do all the field deployments via changsets.

    Adding a warning for deployments across managed package versions would be ideal as most changes one would deploy wouldn't necessarily cause any issues.

    2 votes

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  12. Create a way to apply a regex to all currently selected metadata types when building a filter

    The regex support you currently have doesn't really allow for complex (multi-match) regex matching, which is probably ok. (this would be something like grep -e 'this' -e 'that')

    If I select, say 116 of the 124 metadata types identified, and then have to apply a regex pattern to each one, it gets pretty tedious. Click-paste-apply 116 times, and then 116 again for the other half of the complex match. I'd write a tool to automate configuring a filter in gearset. :)

    If I "select all" then deselect the 8 types i don't want, and THEN apply a regex to all…

    1 vote

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  13. Display the Filter used in the Comparison history screen

    It would be helpful in finding the right comparison to look at if you could see on the Comparison History screen which filter was used. It would also be helpful when looking at the comparison details to know which filter was used.

    4 votes

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  14. Allow filtering by Deployment Stage/Metadata Subset during comparison

    This Gearset article describes some very logical phases for performing a large deployment:
    https://docs.gearset.com/metadata-deployment-guides/splitting-a-complex-deployment-into-stages

    It would be nice if there were built-in comparisons to show each subset of metadata.

    For example if you were on phase 1 of the deployment you could filter your comparison to just "Data Tier" and Gearset would pre-filter the relevant metadata.

    1 vote

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  15. Add option to suppress managed custom fields in comparison results

    When comparing Custom Objects that contain the managed custom fields there is no way to suppress the managed custom fields. The fields would show up in the comparison results even without being requested. The problem analyzers then highlights and remove these managed custom fields.

    This is cumbersome when repeated and makes finding genuine differences we care about more difficult.

    From the problem analyzers, it sounds like Gearset is able to identify the managed custom fields. Therefore could there be an option under [Include managed package] in the Custom Filters that allows the suppression of known managed fields in comparison results?

    5 votes

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  16. Suggest related metadata for selected types in filter

    Gearset provides some very useful documentation on the importance of including groups of related metadata in a filter.

    https://docs.gearset.com/metadata-deployment-guides/using-gearset-to-deploy-profiles

    It would be very helpful if the Manage Filters dialog implemented these suggestions. For example, when a Profile is included in the filter, the user should be prompted to also select Profile Password Policy, Profile Session Setting, External Data Source, Apex pages, Layouts, and Custom Objects. Otherwise, the likelihood of Gearset assembling an accurate Profile without all of the related components will be slim.

    Gearset obviously has deep knowledge of metadata semantics and dependencies. The Manage Filter page needs to reflect…

    2 votes

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  17. When viewing comparisons, allow the "Export All..." to utilize existing filters

    When viewing a comparison... I have various filters set to exclude certain differences like "Reports, "Permission Sets". It would be nice if you provided an option on the "Export All..." page to either export everything (disregard filters) like it does now, or to respect any filters that currently exist on the comparison so that I only see the values shown on the page based on my filters.

    1 vote

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  18. Allow Downloading of git diff for Comparison

    It can be difficult to evaluate the scope of changes by clicking in the Comparison view on one metadata element at a time to see the differences. We would much prefer to be able to download a git diff and examine the delta as a cohesive changeset.

    The user should be able to download the contents of the currently selected tab (All Changes, New Changes, or Selected Changes) in the format of a git unified diff. The user can then use the software of their choice to view the diff.

    This will also enable more advanced workflows, as git diffs…

    1 vote

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  19. Better pre-selection of repos & branches

    My reasoning for the need:
    Every day when comparing, I have to choose one github repo out of 343 (46 of mine + 297 from an org I'm a part of). Yes I know I can type some characters and it will search the list of repos, but it's still unpractical. It sometimes looks like it remembers the choice, but I think it doesn't quite work after logout and I have to select the repo from the long list too often.

    The bare minimum that would bring me pleasure:
    The last used repo I used for any comparison would always…

    5 votes

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  20. give the ability to ignore certain changes between Sandbox and Production enviornments

    After deploying from a Sandbox to a Production environment, you will always see a 'change' for Custom Objects and Custom Fields because there is no Encryption Scheme (for example)

    3 votes

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