Metadata contains all the customization you can do to your salesforce organisation. Use this tag for specific questions about the metadata itself. Use the metadata-api tag for questions on deploy/retrieve/update/delete of the metadata with salesforce organisations.

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Retrieving objects through soql queryin salesforce [closed]

Is it possible to retrieve all the objects present in my org using a query?
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Trigger for custom metdata object

Is it possible to create trigger to custom meatada object ? Assume I have metadata object called MyMetaData , I want to create trigger to MyMetaData , for example before insert new instance of ...
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INVALID_TYPE: Cannot use: ApexClass in this organization

When I try to download apex classes or triggers via the ant tool, I get the following error: INVALID_TYPE: Cannot use: ApexClass in this organization This was working yesterday, I don't think ...
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Metadata Namespacing rules in Branch Org

I am using the FinancialForce Apex bindings to access the Metadata API on one of my orgs. I attempt to create and a related list to one of the Opportunity layouts. This related list refers to other ...
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Eclipse: Keep Metadata Subscription on Password Update

Is there a way to prevent Eclipse losing metadata component subscription when updating the Salesforce password? I am referring to the screen below, which when updating the project to include the new ...
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Update CustomField using metadata api

When i am trying to update any standard field, it is working: MetadataService.CustomField customField = new MetadataService.CustomField(); customField.fullName = 'Account.phone'; customField.label = '...
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Metadata API: Updating a picklist value to make it visible for selection on record types

Was able to implement the Metadata API using @future to make asynchronous callout via an Account Trigger to add picklist values to a custom picklist field on the account. However, it is added to the "...
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What does the standard__DataAssessment metadata refer to?

I am trying to deploy some profiles to an environment but it is failing. The error states In field: application - no CustomApplication named standard__DataAssessment found. The metadata entry is ...
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Customisations with apex [closed]

I have two objects: Object A and Object B. I want to push picklist values of Object A to Object B picklist values using metadata api.How can I achieve this using code?
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Is it possible to extract managed package metadata using Force.com IDE

I tried to search online but I couldn't confirm that is it possible to extract managed package metadata using Force.com IDE? If so, how can I do it?
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Deploy/Download Profile ListView

I need to deploy & download a Profile ListView, it seems typically a ListView would be included in the object's XML, but when I try to download this it gives me this error: package.xml - Can't ...
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Unable to insert ListView via the REST API

When I try to insert the ListView object using the REST API I get the following error: [{"message":"entity type cannot be inserted: List View","errorCode":"CANNOT_INSERT_UPDATE_ACTIVATE_ENTITY","...
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How to create multiple custom labels?

I need to create many custom labels at once. These are all for the same VF page, and I'm grouping them in a category. However, creating many in the web interface is just too repetitive and slow. I've ...
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Getting error while updating related list page layout using metadata service api

ATAL_ERROR|navpeIIll.MetadataServiceExamples.MetadataServiceExamplesException: Error occured processing component navpeIIll__Fund__c-navpeIIll__Fund Layout. Invalid field:navpeIIll__Legal_Name__c in ...
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Is there a way to check a field's accessibility through API

The standard field Email on CampaignMember object is not available through API, for which we use the workaround of having another custom field so that its accessible through API. Is there any way to ...
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How can I pull all of the standard object/field descriptions from the SOAP Rest API documentation into a flat file/xls

I am currently implementing a metadata repository for a client, which will house Salesforce and data warehouse metadata. A large part of this is capturing the description field. We have descriptions ...
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Can we convert a Visualforce Tab into a Lightning Tab by updating xml metadata in Eclipse?

I've a Visualforce Tab, which is mobile ready and now I've created a new Lightning Component that works great in Mobile/Lightning. So now, I want to make sure that my visualforce tab is pointing to ...
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Error while deploying objects

I just tried deploying an object that doesn't exist in my sandbox and the deployment failed with the following error: File name: objects/CM123__c.object, Component name: CM123__c Message: ...
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Deploying >10k Records within Custom Metadata Type Object

I have created a Custom Metadata Type object (lets say I have called it CMDObject__mdt). I have uploaded all of my configuration records into there but there are 12k records and so I cannot deploy ...
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Comparing meta data between two sandboxes. Easiest Way

We want to compare two sandboxes with the confiugration,apex classes and VF pages,Triggers etc. Is there any easy way to doing so, i know there is tool Dream Factory Snapshot but this is paid. Is ...
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Getting User - List View mapping using apex

Is there any table or any other way(metadata/rest api) we can query the list views of a particular object that a user/group has access. Example: SELECT Name FROM table_x WHERE UserOrGroupId = '1234....
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Ant retrieve doesn't include specific quickactionlistitem in layout metadata

We are using a simple ant script to retrieve certain types of metadata in our org, including various page layouts. On one such layout, we have some quickactions. We've noticed that when using the ...
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How to determine a list of Opportunity fields by API name that are on the page layout?

How to determine a list of Opportunity fields by API name that are on the page layout? For example for the Opportunity Object: I have created a custom field whose API Name is "My_Custom_Field__c" I ...
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Deploying community from Sandbox to production

I have created a community in my sandbox and want to deploy it to the production org. Please suggest what is the best way to achieve. Any detailed documentation around steps would be much appreciated!
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Search Roles in salesforce metadata

There are 3 roles which I want to know if it is referred in metadata or not. But my question is using which keyword I need to search the roles ? Currently I am using Role and UserRole keyword to ...
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Is there any way to get the ID of a Process Builder to apex class?

I want to get the ID's of all the Process Builder (that I created) into an Apex Class. Is there any way to do this by means of Metadata API (or) Is there any API directly to retrieve them?
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Is it possible to migrate all UserRoles from one sales force Org to another sales force org using ANT tool?

How to move roles from sales force to sales force.could you please help me ? thankyou..
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Get creation date of metadata using Apex

As the title says, is it possible to get dynamically get the creation date of custom metadata using Apex? I would like to know, for instance, which fields were created since 03/01/2016, in which ...
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Create a CustomSite using Metadata API

The Metadata API allows us to programatically list all the current public facing sites in an org. There is a class called CustomSite covering this element. Has anybody ever successfully created a new ...
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How to deploy a Layout with a Related List containing a Geolocation field using ant/the Metadata API?

Using ant, when doing a retrieve() of a Layout containing a Related List, containing a Geolocation field (see abridged, sanitised example below), the relatedLists node contains two entries for the ...
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How to maintain Process Flows in source control?

Salesforce appends a version number to the metadata file name. This prevents us from tracking in source control, since Git tracks files by name. Any good methods of tracking flows in git or other ...
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Search salesforce metadata

On deleting some fields I can see the references of those fields in classes/pages that are being used. However I don't see which reports/templates the field is being referenced in. Where exactly can I ...
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Problems with using apex to get metadata

1.When I query the objects using Schema.getGlobalDescribe() I get wierd objects like "ApexTestQueueItem", "Announcement", "AccountContactRole", "Account_Escalation__c". I basically only want the ...
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Can I rename API names of fields in a change set?

I have a field in two sandboxes with the same ID (they both came from production). The field is on the Opportunity Let's call them sandbox1 and sandbox2. I changed the API name of the field in ...
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Getting Session ID in Lightning

Background I'm using Apex Wrapper Salesforce Metadata API to update some picklist values on the fly. (i.e. Every time a record is inserted/updated/deleted in Table A, I'm adding/subtracting picklist ...
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Add related list after create a lookup field with metadata API

I would like to know if there's a way to add the related list in the parent object after I've created a lookup field trough the metadata-api? this is what I'm doing: Creating the field: String ...
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Given the name of a managed package, how can I find the namespace prefix? [closed]

I know this can be done with a metadata retrieve and by examining the package.xml. Is there an easier way?
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Retrieve Salesforce Standard objects using Metadata Api

Use case : Need to retrieve standard objects like Account, Case etc using Metadata Api. When we retrieve the list of objects, system objects(ApexClass,ApexTrigger etc) also appears in the list. Need ...
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Salesforce Ant Migration Tool - HomePageComponent

I'm trying to figure out when using the Salesforce Metadata API (salesforce ant migration tool) how to pull back the custom links defined within the HomePageComponents. I've pulled down a blanket from ...
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How do I use the WorkBench to retrieve metadata?

I'm trying to figure out how to retrieve Field Audit Trail metadata using the WorkBench, and I'm stumped. I used the WorkBench to deploy a zip file named package-Dev.zip, which contained the following ...
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Can't Query Picklist Value not Defined in MetaData

I've got a picklist Activity1__c with 2 values that don't actually exist in the metadata: "Reverse Reference - Completed" and "Reverse Reference - Incomplete". In other words those picklist values ...
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Is there a way to do a Mass Update on the Record Type selection?

Is there a way to do a Mass Update of the Record Type Selection flag on the User (Set Up >My Personal Information > Record Type Selection > Set Opportunity = True for multiple users) In what object ...
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Metadata for assigned Home Page Layouts

I've just created a customised Home Page Layout and assigned it to a couple of profiles. I now want that assignment to be deployable to other sandboxes via metadata. Is this possible? Or does this ...
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Error: field integrity exception: unknown (required must not be specified)

Got the following error when tried to deploy metadata via ant migration tool Error: field integrity exception: unknown (required must not be specified) Field metadata configuration is the ...
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What to consider in converting picklist to look-up relationships?

A client currently has a number of Task Record Types that have picklists. The picklists are typically related to accounts of a given RecordType. In some cases, they're lists of child accounts that ...
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Difficulties retrieving Metadata from Sandbox

I'm doing work in an org's sandbox where we're not able to retrieve all of the org's metadata using either Eclipse or MavensMate. We've refreshed the sandbox and still have the same problem. I've ...
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How to restore a deleted class?

I tried with below option. ApexClass deletedClass = [SELECT id FROM ApexClass WHERE name = 'DeletedClass'][0]; My class is not found in ApexClass. Any other option?
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Visualforce building

I would like to develop a vf page, which displays three columns from one object. Field Name | Help Text | Description of the fields. I would like to capture these above mentioned details in a ...
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Person Account RecordTypes metadata

I have Person Accounts enabled in my sandbox org. When I pull the (objects/Account.object) metadata in Eclipse I don't see any Person Account record types in Account.object. I can see record types ...
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IMPORTING DATA - Is there a sequence when it comes to importing?

It there an actual way to import records? I know the sequence is this for standard objects 1. Accounts 2. Campaigns 3. Contacts 4. Opportunities 5. Cases 6. Solutions 7. Pricebooks 8. ...