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  1. Add the option to purge on delete

    The metadata API has a boolean option to "purge on delete", i.e. permanently erase deleted items rather than just moving them to the recycle bin. This option is not exposed in Gearset currently, but rather hardcoded to "false". For CI scenarios in particular, it would be extremely helpful to be able to specify that this option should be set to "true" for deployments.

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  2. Run test in parallel using scratch orgs

    CI job that run all test takes ages. Can we use scrach orgs and test suites to run test in parelell in multiple orgs?
    https://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/2018/06/running-tests-5x-faster-using-sfdx-and-heroku-ci.html

    1 vote

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  3. 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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  4. Create a Master-Switch Only deployment process

    Can you create a master-switch deployment option? It would be similar to how this operates: https://sfswitch.herokuapp.com/

    The issue is that this master switch does not always work with managed packages in production orgs.

    So a way to automate the turning off/on of Validation Rules, Process Builders, Flows, and Triggers.

    Use Case: We are building a new app and have significant data migration to do. It would help to have a master switch to turn off processes in PROD, deploy date, then, flip the master switch back to turning processes back on.

    2 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Reuse Deployment Package (clone) should use sticky "Source Repository"

    Use case:
    1. Compare and deploy from repo-R/master to org A
    2. Clone deployment from repo-R/master to org B

    Unfortunately, when the clone deployment displays the dialog "Reuse Deployment Package"...

    a) When you select GitHub, the dialog doesn't default the repository to Repo-R but instead displays a picklist of all possible repos the running user has access to (in our case that is 100+)
    b) Better would be to remember in cookie the repo the developer last used and default to that choice so scrolling through 100 items is not necessary.

    3 votes

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  7. 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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  8. CI job status "deploying" - add dateTime

    UX suggestion:
    On the CI jobs page...

    Currently - you see last run dateTime followed by "deploying...." if a job is currently in progress

    Suggestion: Add the dateTime when job started so user can gauge when job should finish and set expectations accordingly

    For example, in our shop, a CI job should take around 20 minutes - but if you can;t tell when it started, you can't gauge when it will finish and plan your work accordingly

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  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. 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'

    7 votes

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  17. 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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  18. See Continuous Integration Deployments in the Deployment History tab

    List deployments resulting from a CI job on the Deployment History tab along with manual deployments.

    We currently deploy metadata using both manual and CI jobs and it would be convenient to see all deployments in the same list (for debugging, reporting, monitoring).

    1 vote

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  19. Extend the ability to add and delete in a single deployment to all metadata types

    We just came across an issue in which we were deploying an HTML email template that had been moved from one folder to another in the source environment.

    When deploying, only the delete happened on the first deploy. I needed to do a second deploy to handle the addition.

    While probably not a common case, it's certainly important as the initial deployment reports that the addition was successful.

    1 vote

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  20. Add Run all tests except .... configuration in CI job

    Our CI jobs take way too long (1000+ tests) despite heroic efforts to use ApexMocks. As our org contains a bunch of unmanaged packages with known class name prefixes, and these constitute at least 10% of the total tests; we could get back 10% of our life if we could exclude these from the "run only your tests"

    For example, we would want to exclude running any tests in classes that start with "fflib" and "sfab"

    A variation of this would be to run a specific testSuite and it would be our responsibility to keep the testsuite up to date

    1 vote

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