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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Org with a lot of customizations

I need a large org with more than 5K or 10K components. All the components must be accessible so that we can retrieve them via the metadata API. How can I find such an org? I tried to install all the ...
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Changing the AppExchange listing

Can we change the AppExchange listing from public to private and private to public anytime? We have just released a product, and we would like to keep it private till 10 customers are using this ...
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Search for specific Metadata type based on query on name

I want to get a list of all visual force pages whose name starts with 'MyApp_'. I am not interested in content, only in the count. Is there a metadata api for this? I can do a 'ListMetadataQuery' with ...
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Connected App Access / Profile Metadata - Where is it?

I've been combing through the metadata and online documentation, and I cannot figure out where the Profile|Custom App Access values are stored!? Could anyone point me in the right direction? I've ...
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Add cutom button directly to list view after installing managed package

I have created a managed package in which i need to add custom button after installing my managed package to list view of account and lead..i thought it same like static resource, Remote site settings ...
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Profile Metadata Question - False User permissions

One of our QA steps for our release process, is to identify if configuration changes have happened in production, that may have effected our repository metadata, specifically in Profiles. While ...
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Metadata Compare- is there an easier way than selecting all components in eclipse, then using a tool like Kaleidescope(mac)

I'm in progress with a Metadata Compare of 2 Salesforce Sandboxes. As part of a client requirement, we have to do a full compare that migration to a new sandbox is complete. We are using changesets, ...
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Turning off parameter runAllTests to false while deploying code

In the migration tool, there is a parameter called- runAllTests. The same parameter can also be used for deploying code via metadata API. Can the parameter be set to false while deploying the code in ...
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What will updating a production server to Summer '14 do?

I'm trying to delete a trigger off production, but all my efforts to do so have been met with failure. My most recent attempt should work, but the IDE is first asking me to upgrade my version of the ...
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Metadata API SearchLayouts not showing updates

I'm making extensive use of the Metadata API (We have it implemented in Javascript for an admin page on a managed package). The main features we're using is the automatic creation of buttons (to ...
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New Project Creation Not Working on Mavensmate

I am using a Windows 7, 64 bit system with Sublime Text 3 build 3065 and Mavensmate version 4.0.2 My user settings are as below. "mm_workspace" : "c:\mymavenprojects", "mm_http_proxy" : ...
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REST API to get validation rules NodeJS

How do we get the list of all validation rules in SalesForce through the REST API? I'm using NodeJS. I see that there are methods in SOAP API (listmetadata) which can help, but can't find anything in ...
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MetadataAPI: Missing MetadataPort.checkStatus(String[] asyncProcessId) in MetadataService.cls v32.0

I'm updating MetadataService.cls form a older version for v29 to the current version v32 and found some members maybe missing: MetadataPort.checkStatus(String[] asyncProcessId) ...
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Using Wildcard in Metadata API

We have more than 300 custom fields in several objects. When we retrieve them using Metadata API it throws exception of "Wenservice callout failed: String limit exceeded 100000" so we are thinking of ...
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Retrieving Profile with all Components Permissions using Metadata API

We have an application which retrieve Profiles from an Organisation but if we retrieve profile without specifying custom object or other component in package.xml file then it doesn't retrieve ...
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Metadata API does not recognize customobjectOwnerSharingrule based on groups

I am using Salesforce Migration Tool to retrieve metadata including customobject sharing rules. For a specific custom object I have two sharing rules. One based on the users' role and the other based ...
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Does 'Deploy with Active Jobs' work for managed packages?

So there's this new feature: 'Deploy with Active Jobs' It lets you deploy batches and schedules even if they're running. This is great for changesets. Does it work with managed packages?
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readMetadata returns nil records, what am I doing wrong?

I'm able to list Layouts with listMetadata just fine. When I attempt to readMetadata for a Layout I get nil records back. Any ideas what might be happening? Thanks in advance for replying. SOAP ...
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Why are my default values always null for checkbox/boolean fields?

I setup a field in Salesforce: When looking at the metadata for my custom object containing this field, this is the data on that metadata field: "defaultValue": null, "defaultedOnCreate": ...
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Any way of resetting my development org to an empty state?

Is there currently any way to reset a salesforce development org to an empty state using the Migration tool. I am aware of destructiveChanges.xml but this seems to be giving me issues because of ...
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Does Salesforce auto-replace org id references in apex code in sandboxes?

I may be taking crazy pills, but it seems like SFDC is doing a find and replace on any strings with a production org id and replacing them with the sandbox org id when creating a sandbox. I can't seem ...
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What is the Best Practice for the right Training Environment?

As we all know, good user trainings are crucial to ensure a high adoption rate and a successful CRM strategy. I'm hired quite regularly by customers to provide enduser trainings. Always there is the ...
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Is it possible to create a new WorkflowRule using Metadata API?

The question is basically as in the title: Is it possible to create a new WorkflowRule using Metadata API? I'm using Java, and I want to create a workflow rule for a custom object. I've tried: * ...
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Saving mutiple files in Salesforce org with MavensMate in Sublime Text 3

I'm trying to save a large number of files for an org in a single instance (over 35 files at a time). I'm replacing numerous endpoints to a new remote site, so basically a find/replace across numerous ...
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fetch the metadata of a custom object in a apex class

my question is, is there any way to create a apex class which fetches the details of validations ,datatypes and other info. of the fields related to a particular custom object and display them in a ...
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Metadata weird changed on sandbox

I am currently using mavensmate and sourcetree. For some weird reason all the files for the objects in my repository had changed, most of them are displaying the following change: and some of them ...
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How can I get a metadata from APEX RESTful service?

I'm a front-end developer and my knowledge is little bit in Salesforce. I'm developing single-page application in AngularJS to Visual Salesforce and faced a problem with an error: ...
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Error while querying workflow rules using tooling api

I am trying to run the following query in my developer console (using tooling api): SELECT Id,Name,NamespacePrefix,Metadata FROM WorkflowRule but get an error saying 'An unexpected error occurred.' ...
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Metadata API : How to get the translated values of picklists of my object

Wanna get the translated values of picklists of my object? How can I get them in Apex. I tried using Metadata APi but invain. Can anyone suggest me?
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Salesforce Flow Metadata list / retrieve

Strange Behaviour. 1. When i perform a list operation on Flow, I get the following response. [ { "createdById": "00520000003eLmNAAU", "createdByName": "Gunish Rai Chawla", ...
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How to get a list of updated metadata objects using Metadata API?

i.e. I want to get a list of all CustomObjects, ApexClasses etc. which were updated since a given point in time. The only thing I have so far is: for (String type : types) { ListMetadataQuery q1 ...
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Is “All Related Objects” field of an object's Feed Tracking options available in metadata?

After enabling "Publisher Actions" for Chatter, you can tick a checkbox called "All Related Objects" for a specific object in Setup > Customize > Chatter > Feed Tracking. This will turn on the ...
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Retrieve Folder Metadata using Metadata API (File based)

We are trying to retrieve zip file of metadata in Salesforce. After trying in several ways we are able to get the metadata in a zip file but, it only has "package.xml" not the folder detail file as ...
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I can't download classes and triggers in Eclipse

I wanrt to download my project metadata in Eclipse also in Mavensmate IDE. The problem is that in metadata project component apex classes and Triggers does not appear.Do I need to change something in ...
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Adding values to a picklist using apex

I need to dynamically add and remove values from a custom picklist using APEX code. I want this to be reflected in the picklist meta data e.g. not only appear in record details. How can I do that ...
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Is it possible for a field to be read-only in the metadata, but update-able in a layout?

Using the REST API (v31.0), I can get the metadata for an object and look at the fields for that object. { fields: [ { ... updateable: false, } ] } Buried deep within the ...
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Recommended way to query all the fields for an object type in a SOQL query

I need to query all the available fields for an object, but retrieving each object one at a time via the REST API is not an option. // Not feasible for each account record ...
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Can we replace existing picklist values using meta data API

Suppose there are three picklist values "a", "b", and "c". With the mentioned values there are records in that object. I want to replace "a" with "x" , "b" with "y" and "c" with "z". Can we do this ...
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How do I get the record types that are available to a user

I'd like to retrieve the record types available for an object. Is the recommended way to do this to use the recordTypeInfos collection returned on the object's metadata?
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How to get the referenced field's name value when the field is referencing multiple types

I'm using v31.0 of the Salesforce REST API. When looking at the metadata for some of my objects, Salesforce says that the OwnerId field references two tables: Group and User. The JSON that Salesforce ...
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Migration Tool: Object Buttons, Links, and Actions?

Not seeing anything related to these in the Metadata types documenation. Can anyone give me an example of how these can be referenced?
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Deployment In Chunks Using Metadata API Deploy Method

We have a big project depending on Metadata API and we are using deploying of all components at once. But now size of components have become too large (80MB) and our server can't send files with this ...
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Metadata explorer to view workflows

There are quite a few good tools on AppExchange to view metadata components, such as objects and code, but none of them seem to be able to display workflows. Using Eclipse IDE is a bit of a pain, as ...
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How can I access the data/metadata of the Salesforce homepage via REST API?

I'm trying to make my Salesforce application as dynamic as possible. One of the things I'd like to do is pull the meta-data and data that make up the Salesforce home page. Is this possible, and if so, ...
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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 ...