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  1. Ability to select source target for Successful Deployment Notifications

    Currently successful deployment notifications send every success to the specified addresses. Having the ability to specify the source would eliminate the unnecessary notifications to those addresses. We have a use case in which we only wish to send notifications for successful deployments to our production source.

    4 votes

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  2. Include validation rules and triggers of managed packages in 'Compare and deploy disabled rules'

    When configuring a data deployment there is an option to disable validation rules and triggers on the target org. However the validation rules of objects of a managed package don't get included in this comparison. Triggers of a managed package are also not included.

    I'm not sure if it will be possible to disable the triggers, but for validation rules this should be possible.

    1 vote

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  3. Select individual fields in a Data deploy

    Having the option to move up only selected fields in a Data deployment is needed. If we are required to move up all fields in each deployment, there are scenarios where our work will get bottlenecked in a sandbox on the way to production and at that point all the deployments will be identical.

    3 votes

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  4. Allow orgs to be grouped in folders

    On the “My Connections” page, I'd love to see an option to add a folder (and sub-folders).

    Currently, there are options for "Developer orgs", "Sandbox orgs", "Production orgs", and "Scratch orgs".

    If you are running more than one entity, having the sandboxes related to a single entity inside of a folder would be more user-friendly than having multiple dev/sandbox orgs inside the same folder.

    For example, if I'm managing deployments for "ABC Company", "XYZ Company", and "LMNOP Company", and each has multiple sandboxes, it would be really convenient to be able to separate out their various sandboxes more effectively, into…

    3 votes

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  5. Show data hosting option chosen for an account

    It would be great to see the chosen data hosting option for an account in the 'My Account' area. Without it security audits will not be able to verify what setting was chosen and will have to rely on documentation held elsewhere.

    1 vote

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  6. Re-validate a deployment after failure without returning to compare

    Would love the ability to re-validate a deployment after making changes to the target org. I notice this a lot if there's a username issue that needs fixed in the target, I'm able to fix the issue without refreshing the comparison, but still have to return to the compare, go through the automated fixes, and then re-validate the deployment.

    2 votes

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  7. Add an option to disable Problem Analysis for CI

    When running CI jobs, we can create a problem analysis template to control what potential problems can block a deployment.

    For deployments from SF orgs to Git, many of the problems being analysed are just irrelevant (e.g. users don't exist in the target, because the target is not Salesforce).

    Although some options can be switched off via templates, the list is not comprehensive. So, it would be great to have an option to switch off everything, or a built-in template of "no analysis".

    When production is the source of truth, we just want all the metadata to get copied into…

    1 vote

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  8. Make Data Deployments Invocable (Salesforce APEX)

    As a feature to enhance data deployments, make them invocable by Salesforce APEX (or other tooling) whenever a Sandbox is refreshed. Salesforce has a configuration to let the user specify an APEX trigger/class to run upon Sandbox creation. That could call the data deployments to run on the freshly minted sandbox, seeding it with data. This would enhance automation.

    There are tools out there (like SFApex) that do something similar.

    2 votes

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  9. 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.

    82 votes

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  10. Gearset silently removes SocialPost Layout Permission when deploying

    When deploying from one org to a git repo (or other org) and selecting Layout + Profiles gearset will display a Layout Permission for the "SocialPost" object. However when completing the deployment "SocialPost Layout Permission" is removed because deploying it would cause Salesforce validation errors. This is not displayed anywhere and always causes "SocialPost Layout Permission" to show as "New" when doing a comparison.

    1 vote

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  11. Add Repo Cleaner support to SearchSettings

    When you delete a custom object, the Repo Cleaner should remove the references to that custom object in the Settings metadata type - specifically SearchSettings | <searchSettingsByObject>

    Otherwise, it becomes impossible to deploy Search Settings via CI jobs

    1 vote

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  12. Add a filter in monitoring job to exclude changes done by Gearset

    To help identify changes done manually to the org it would be nice to have a filter which excludes all the changes done by Gearset deployment.

    1 vote

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  13. Connection List Search Feature

    Add a Search feature to Connections Page. I have 59 connections at the moment and the only differentiation between them is a suffix at the end of the login. It would be nice to be able to quickly search the list of Connections like a CTRL + F would do.

    I often have to scroll the list and compare login usernames.

    3 votes

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  14. Option to retry Deployment after failure

    Currently, if your deployment fails you have two options:

    1. Click "back to results"
    2. Click "new comparison"

    Going with option 1 means it needs to re-load the comparison and then click next and re-run all the analyzers again which can take a varying amount of time depending on the size of the comparison/deployment.

    In situations where the deployment failed, but the fix is to change something in the org manually - it'd be great to have an option to simply "retry deployment" from the failed deployment screen and skip the various screens and re-loading.

    3 votes

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  15. Improve error message when XML is not properly escaped

    When I choose to compare metadata with my source as my VCS, there was an "&" char in the recordtype XML definition file.

        <values>
            <fullName>Food & Beverage</fullName>
            <default>false</default>
        </values>
    

    This threw an error and there was no support and no explanation at that time.

    I suggest you to improve this error message.
    Message I got:

    Could not parse the XML for 'force-app/main/default/objects/Lead/businessProcesses/Buyer.recordType-meta.xml'. Error occurred at line 71. Further details: An error occurred while parsing EntityName. Line 71, position 29.

    File, line and position it's ok. maybe a link to Gearset docs with walkthrough with this probable cause when a parsing…

    1 vote

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  16. Add the ability to order/chain overnight jobs

    Gearset offers various automated jobs that run overnight e.g. Org Monitoring Snapshots, CI Jobs, Unit Test Runs.

    it would be great to be able to set an ordering on how those run for any particular org. For example, a natural order for the night jobs may be:

    1. Monitoring Snapshot
    2. CI run
    3. Unit testing

    This means we have a backup before making any potential CI changes and the unit tests show the results after CI. It would also allow us to make sure that the jobs don't clash.

    Ideally, we'd be able to do this without just specifying exact times to…

    1 vote

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  17. Delete comparisons

    Be able to delete a comparison run with wrong filters or just keep the latest comparison

    1 vote

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  18. Reuse earlier retrieved metadata, if nothing has changed

    We have a large org and need to select many filters. A comparison take ages. Source of our deployments is mostly Git, which is very fast in retrieving metadata. I would like to have an option, to assume that nothing has changed in target and skip loading metadata of that org and use the metadata of an earlier comparison.
    If we have a small bug in our Git (e.g, test class not correct), we get an error while deployment. That's okay. We fix it in about 1min and want to deploy again. Loading metadata from Git is instant finished loading…

    1 vote

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  19. Add the concept of Master seeding object

    One great feature to have, would be the possibility to identify a Master object from which the filters applied on it would be applied on all dependent objects automatically.

    1 vote

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  20. To give the option to export , Class wise test coverage report in some Excel format

    To give the option to export , Class wise test coverage report in some Excel format

    3 votes

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