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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Layout must contain an item for required layout field: Name

I am trying to add a custom field to layout. but it is giving me an error like "Layout must contain an item for required layout field: Name". I have already created the field ...
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Version 31.0 metadata is breaking my app

I decided to switch to v31.0 metadata, needed to update some code to make it compile, but that's fine. However, now it's not working the way it used to. My code is in C#, it was used to retrieve page ...
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Can a “reference” type field reference more than one table?

Using v31.0 of the Salesforce REST API, when querying metadata for an object, if the object is of the type reference, it will have it's referenceTo field populated with the referenced table. { ...
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Retrieve all validation rule from Lead and cases

I am using PartnerWSDL for integrating salesforce with my application. I am facing one problem while creating Lead, as user has created some Validation rules in Lead Record. Lets take an example, User ...
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Is there any way to get the latest created Package version from a packing org?

I have a packaging org, where I am creating managed package. I would like to use an API to get the version number of the last created package. Is there any mechanism to achieve this?
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Unable to modify certain fields in *-meta.xml files

I would like to be able to modify all fields in a specific *-meta.xml file in either the Force.com IDE or the Force.com Migration Toolkit. However, I am unable to set some fields. For example, I ...
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Edit existing Visualforce Page (ApexPage) using AndrewFawcett ToolingAPI package

In APEX there is great wrapper class to access the ToolingAPI written by Andrew Fawcett https://github.com/afawcett/apex-toolingapi There are a lot of examples including one which shows how to edit ...
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Controlling Field link broken

It seems that the Controlling Field link is broken / disappeared on one of our custom fields I detected this when I wanted to add a new picklist value to a dependent field, and found that 4 of the ...
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Find validation rules for Lead, Contact in salesforce

I am integrating Salesforce in my asp.net application by using PartnerWSDL or MetaDataWSDL. I need to find all the mandatory fields that we have in our salesforce. Like in lead we have LastName, ...
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Cannot Get Custom Quick Action to the src folder using eclipse

I have created two object-specific Actions on my Custom Object, I was trying to sync over the new quick actions that I have created to my src code using eclipse and force.com plugin. I can see those ...
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Set 'Modify All' for around 100 profiles

I want to give 'Modify All' permission for certain objects, to around 90-100 profiles in my org (excepting a few). I feel it is very laborious work.. Is there a way to do this easily through the ...
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reporting on email-to-case settings

I have several hundred email-to-case rules already set up. I am trying to find an email-to-case rule that is setting a case field (case origin) to a specific value. How could I find this? IMHO the ...
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Tidy up metadata

Are there any apps that can used to analyze the metadata for redundant fields like custom fields which are not used on any layout or VF page which is not referenced anywhere. Maybe there is some ...
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Metadata - Case Search Layout

In our project we have made couple of changes in the Search Layout of Case object. Can anyone tell me where the metadata reside for this Search Layout in package explorer (Eclipse) hierarchy ? I ...
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Metadata Apex Class deploy Java example doesn't work

I am trying to make this sample code work, http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_meta/Content/meta_deploy.htm. It is just a one class java project. When I run it I have deploy.zip, which ...
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Difference between isCreateable and isUpdatable for DescribeFieldResult?

Can anyone explain the difference between DescribeFieldResult isCreateable and isUpdateable methods? Seems to me that isCreateable should apply only to an object, not to a field, but the ...
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How to create outbound messages programmatically in Salesforce? (Using Metadata API)

Is there a way to create outbound messages programmatically in Salesforce? for example a class in which make Metadata API call to create an outbound message? Any code sample?
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Metadata API usage in a managed package

If I have Apex code in my managed package that makes calls to the metadata API of the org in which it is installed to do various things, e.g. describe page layouts, create Visualforce pages based on ...
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Need suggestion on appExchange product available

Is there any appExchange product available in the market which can give me quick overview of the org and the following components: User Info Number of triggers Number of objects and records in ...
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Displaying label of an action (e.g., Save, Cancel) in Visualforce

I'm working on a global implementation project, and in building custom Visualforce pages I'd like to use the standard Salesforce labels for actions such as Save and Cancel. Does anyone know how I can ...
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META DATA Comparison between TWO ORGS [duplicate]

Are there any app exchange apps/tools which we can use to compare the meta data between two orgs
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How do I get the length of a string field?

For a string field, is there a way to get the defined length of the field? For example say I allow a maximum of 10 chars, can I get that in apex? I am not asking how to get the length of a string ...
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Create CustomObjectCriteriaBasedSharingRule through metadata CRUD API

I'm trying to create sharing rule (critteria based) through Metadata API (wsdl imported to APEX). After many tries and fails I have got to point when I no longer know what to do. Currently I have XML ...
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Quick way to clear all classes and triggers

Long story, but I want to clear all the code from an org. I don't need to clear Visualforce pages (there is only one, and I'm deleting that manually) - just all triggers and Apex classes. Does anyone ...
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Tool to migrate field dependencies

Currently we have several controlling picklist fields that have 300-400 dependent fields under them. We are doing the field dependency matrix manually in the UI. Is there any tool that can be used to ...
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Salesforce Object with _hd suffix?

I am coming across an underscore hd ( _hd ) object in my instance, Ive not noticed this before? I have a custom object called Membershi__c I also see the following to additional objects ...
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Must specify a {http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance}type during creating Approval process using metadata API

I am trying to create Approval process using Metadata API but unable to figure out what i am missing. One doubt is XML don't have any symbol why which me or Salesforce could identify on which object ...
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Metadata comparison

Are there any service/known option to campare metadata on file system and some org and to identify what components have differencies. Is it possible to link this feature with Ci tool so it ...
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Force.com Migration Tool - How to correctly retrieve & deploy

I'm looking for some guidance on how this tool is widely used. We have the following scenario: Source: 1x Production org, with 1 (or more) managed packages installed. Targets: Multiple Production ...
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Finding the SObjectType from the SObjectField

As part of the implementation of an API, I would like to be able to find the SObjectType from the SObjectField: public class MyClass { // Fields are from various SObjects public void ...
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Best Practices to move metadata from sandbox to free developer org

I need to move the metadata from sandbox to free developer org.I have 7 custom objects,pages,classes,components,static resources,updates to standard objects..Please suggest the best practices and ...
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Premature End of File error while creating metadata from nodejs

I am trying to create a list view on a custom object from nodejs server. I have constructed a the SOAP(XML) body like I had done here, but I keep getting the Premature End of File error, which doesn't ...
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Is there any way via any API to track Metadata history?

I am using metadata API to retrieve the LastModifiedBy of an Object. But, it returns me only one User. I wanted to know if we can track, the Users whoever modified the Object. Is it possible by any ...
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Get address information from Metadata

I would like to get values for Address.Setting Metadata Component in Salesforce.There are stored all country and state ISO codes. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <AddressSettings ...
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Can the MetadataService.cls be used to create Workflows via Apex?

I'm trying to use the MetadataService.cls provided by FinancialForce.com to create Workflows. The problem I am having is that the declaration for the "workFlow" class and its related components does ...
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Accessing field dependancy values in the back end

On our UI we have two picklist fields where we provided field dependancy. On the front end we can see these dependancies. Now at the backend there will be a table to store these values. I would like ...
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Bug with force.com IDE/Eclipse plugin with Spring 14 org's only

On two of my sandboxes I am getting an error every time I open a class or try to open the schema (the classes load but the schema does not). Other org's are working fine but these two, which are from ...
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profile missing list of enabled apex classes and VF pages

I'm developing a managed package and I have a test EE org provisioned from the partner portal. I made an update to a profile there and when I pulled down the latest metadata all of my apex class and ...
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Customize “Recently Viewed” list views

I have been asked to customize the generic "Recently Viewed [object]" list views that are present for Salesforce objects (note: I do not mean the [object] Tab Search Layout.) The only problem is that ...
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Resetting my development org to an empty state

I would like to clear out my development org of all artefacts on a regular basis and then do a deploy of the development package from my local source. I realise there are retrieve and list tasks ...
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Is it possible to interrogate the Flow Designer objects?

I've seen Visual Workflow and how flows and processes can be created in the flash tool. But after these are created, can they be interrogated from the SObject or metadata API? There is ...
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Some boolean values are 0/1 and some are true/false

What are the standard values for boolean datatype? I have two columns like below in different tables. One table has values like 0 and 1 and the other table has true and false. I need this to set a ...
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Best way to manage Custom Object layouts through API?

I have a Ruby on Rails application. I am asking the user for the object name that they use for invoices, i.e. "Invoice__c". With use of the metaforce gem the app creates the field "PDF_Link__c" on ...
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Are profile and permission set metadata files getting all project objectPermissions?

I have a project in development. There about 45 new SObjects to the org but there is also a couple of new profiles for the org. The permissions on several existing SObjects have been specifically ...
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Issues with managed package visibility?

Question Is anyone experiencing issues with incorrect managed package apex class visibility? Suddenly unable to save a class and everything seems to be in order. What am I missing? Anyone run into ...
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Are deployments based on components API Name?

When I do a deployment from sandbox to production is this action based on the component's API Name? I'm curious because I've deployed some code to production and am now going to setup a portal and ...
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How can I deploy objects without their profile permissions?

I would like to deploy a bunch of objects from a sandbox to Production. However, I am not yet ready to give permission to the users to use these new objects. Therefore, I do not want to deploy ...
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Filtered Lookup Meta-Data

I am using Sublime Text and Mavens Mate to bring meta-data into our Git repository. I recently added a Lookup filter to a packaged field (managed-released). The change went through in the org just ...
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Create OwnerSharingRule via Salesforce Metadata API

I'm currently struggling in creating a ContactOwnerSharingRule via the Salesforce Metadata API. I am using Ruby and the metaforce gem. I am using the the create-method which calls out to the SOAP ...
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Deploying standard picklists via Metadata API

Have some trouble deploying leadSource and Industry picklists via Metadata API. Had to comment out both of them from the build. It may have something to do with these picklists being shared by ...