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  1. Ignore Unlocked Package Metadata In Comparisons

    Currently, metadata from Unlocked Packages show up when comparing against an org. This leads to duplication of metadata in source control repositories (correct DX package repository and incorrect monolithic, "happy-soup" repository).

    Using the Package2Member Object (Tooling API), it is possible to deduce whether or not a metadata item is part of an unlocked package. Therefore, it should be possible to ignore some or all unlocked packages (or any Package2 package), in a similar fashion to the way Gearset filters allow inclusion or exclusion of managed packages.

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  2. All apostrophes unencoded

    All apostrophes and quote are un-encoded within when Gearset commits from org to git and subsequently show up as delta change when comparing later.

    &_amp; has been changed to &
    &_quot; has been changed to "

    2 votes
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  3. Warn user that clicking the "What's New in this version" will navigate away from the page they are on

    The "What's New" toast for changes in Gearset looks like it will be a popup or overlay based on the UI, but when clicked actually navigates away from the current page.

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  4. Email notification selection: none, success, failed deployemnts

    In account settings allow me to choose what kind of notifications I want to receive to my email.
    [ ] Send me success deployments notifications
    [ ] Send me failed deployments notification

    No selection means do not send any notifications.

    Why? With many deployments my email is bombarded with notifications. Last two weeks 65 emails which I do not read as I see status on screen. Therefore I want to turn off those notifications.

    1 vote
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  5. Allow transfer of org ownership between users

    I need to set up monitoring against an org that is owned by a user who is no longer active or licensed in the system. It would be incredibly helpful to be allowed to transfer ownership of these orgs between users, rather than requiring someone to delete the org and recreate it under the different owner.

    5 votes
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  6. Better handle Shares on Report and Dashboard Folders in pre-validation

    during the pre-validation of a deployment, validate that the shares exist for report and dashboard folders. Currently if they do not exist in the target they fail during deployment. Only option today is to clean them up after error in source org and then redeploy. Instead, it would be useful if gearset removed them during the pre-validation.

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  7. Cruise control feed for Deployment Steps

    We are planning to let our team notify and keep informed about the deployment steps status just that they can stay informed about it. These are non-Gearset users.

    Can we have a monitoring feed for Deployment steps that take place from Compare and deploy Screen 1 which contains basic deployment details (Source and Target). So as an When we progress with the deployment steps, it will keep it updated. Similar what you have for Unit Test monitoring feed. (Test monitoring Cruise Control feed)

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  8. She the commit message with the Commit ID on the CI History Screen

    The CI Job History Screen would be much more useful for me if it was able to show the commit message on the commit that triggered the CSI alongside the source commit ID.

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  9. 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…

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  10. Suppress irrelevant Suggested Fixes when deploying to git

    The problem analysis comes up with a number of Suggested Fixes which may make sense for improving Salesforce deployments, but which are unproductive when applied to git deployments.

    For example, the suggestion to remove TASK.WHAT_NAME, or to omit Standard Objects, will only serve to create a git repo which is an inaccurate reflection of the source org. Each time we deploy to that git repo, we will continue to have the same changes to select or omit, since the repo is missing objects and fields from the source org.

    When the deployment target is a git repo, all suggested fixes…

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  11. 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…

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  12. Eliminate unnecessary XML reformatting in git

    Currently, when gearset deploys XML to git, it seems to run it through a reformatter, which creates superfluous changes in git. These changes cause extremely large deltas, which are hard to read, increase the difficulty of merges and the likelihood of conflicts, and make working with any other metadata tooling (like SFDX) difficult.

    For example, here is part of a delta gearset commited for a profile.xml:
    diff --git a/force-app/main/default/profiles/Commissions.profile-meta.xml b/force-app/main/default/profiles/Commissions.profile-meta.xml
    index 8b11e6b7..3d640a50 100644
    --- a/force-app/main/default/profiles/Commissions.profile-meta.xml
    +++ b/force-app/main/default/profiles/Commissions.profile-meta.xml
    @@ -1,10 +1,27 @@
    -<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    -<Profile xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
    +<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><Profile xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
    + <custom>true</custom>
    + <profileActionOverrides>
    + <actionName>Tab</actionName>

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  13. 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.

    51 votes
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  14. custom object translation of the Product2 object

    The custom object translation of the Product2 object, specifically, is not behaving like the other custom object translations. So when I changed the label of this standard Object : Product2 (Set-up -> rename tabs and labels)
    i can't find it in Gearset. I have to make this change manuelly.

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  16. Add problem analyzers to the data deployment app

    Much like the problem analyzers for metadata deployments in Gearset, it would be great if you could add a problem analysis feature for data deployments after having configured what you want to deploy.

    Some scenarios will almost certainly cause the data deployment to either totally fail or only partially deploy some of the records and skip records it can't deploy. Providing automatic fixes (e.g. choosing not to include duplicates) would improve the number of deployments that work 100% of the time.

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  17. Clean up source/destination drop downs to be consistent across all UI elements.

    The drop down lists for picking source/destination are different in the UI.

    For example, in compare and deploy production salesforce connections are not in the list alphanumerically, they are appended to the bottom while in a clone deployment they are all listed alphanumerically.

    Just being picky, but consistency one way or another would be great.

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  18. Allow deployment of unlocked packages

    At the moment, you can select "Installed package" as a metadata type to compare, and I think you can use this to install a package (without installation key).

    However, unless I'm missing them, 2nd Generation Unlocked packages don't appear in a comparison like this.

    It would be really useful to be able to deploy 2GP with Gearset because I sometimes need to make metadata changes at the same time as installing

    e.g. I'm moving some old functionality into an Unlocked package and that old code has logic in the triggers. I want to be able to delete the old triggers…

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  19. Stamp a validated package with the username of the person who clicked 'Validate'

    Currently, a validated package is created by the owner of the draft deployment package, even if someone else was the one to actually press the 'Validate' button. I would like to have the username of the person who actually pressed validation to be noted somewhere in the validated package for auditing purposes.

    This would help us be compliant with processes where we need a record of separation of responsibilites bewteen users.

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  20. Problem analysers - to ignore the user config element

    On metadata deployments, I frequently struggle with Report Folders, Workflow Updates, and other configuration elements that have individual users assigned to them. The struggle is that individual users assigned to these config elements often do not exist in the target org. This results in the entire deployment failing, and many times, manually configuring the report, report folder, etc.

    A nice solution to this would be a new section on the Problem analysis screen that allows me to exclude the users from the config element that is being deployed.

    It is useful to call these scenarios out, because I need to…

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