Meta Data Tab 2018-03-12T16:04:09+00:00

Meta Data Tab

The Meta Data tab enables the restoration of Salesforce metadata with surgical precision.

This tab is divided into three sections:

  • The Object Selector — add or remove a metadata object from the deployment set.
  • The Object Editor — precisely select the properties of a metadata object that should be deployed.
  • The Object Deployment Tools — deploy the selected metadata.

The Object Selector

To add a metadata object to the deployment set, click on the checkbox next to its name. Default behavior will be to load the object into the Object Editor. To remove a metadata object from the deployment set, uncheck the box next to its name.

To narrow a search for metadata objects, use the filter controls above the Object Selector list:

  • Meta Data Type — if selected, only metadata objects of the given type are displayed. If blank, all metadata types are shown.
  • Selected — if checked, only metadata object that are part of the deployment set will be shown.
  • Invert — when clicked, unchecks any checked items and checks all unchecked items.
  • Clear — when clicked, unchecks all visible checked items.
  • Name Filter — as characters are typed into this box, only metadata objects containing the typed text will be displayed.

The Object Editor

The Object Editor allows selection of:

  • The version of the metadata object which will be deployed.
  • The sub-components of the metadata object which will be deployed.

There are two types of object editors:

  • Simple — the only available option is the version which will be deployed.
    • Examples include ApexPage, ApexClass, and PermissionSet.
  • Complex — there are multiple sub-components that can be selected individually.
    • An example of this is CustomObject — its sub-components include CustomFields, ValidationRules, etc…

The Object Deployment Tools

There are several basic object deployment tools:

  • Deploy — deploys the selected metadata to Salesforce.
  • Show Plan — displays a summary of metadata in the deployment plan.
  • Create Deployment Directory — create a directory structure usable by the Salesforce Migration Tool to deploy the selected metadata.
  • Create Destruction Directory — create a directory structure usable by the Salesforce Migration Tool to delete the selected metadata.

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