I have a project that I keep in Git and use ant most of the time to deploy it to dev orgs and the production org where we create the package.

When I sync the project with the development environment using the IDE I end up getting a bunch of changes. Example of such a change is localized fields.

I do have the localization workbench enabled but I have separate objects for various languages.

Is there a way to stop the IDE from adding these fields?


    <label><!-- EmailBody_de --></label>
    <label><!-- EmailBody_es --></label>


  • what about excluding the translations from the package? or do you need them?
    – PepeFloyd
    Mar 25, 2013 at 23:16
  • The package does support several languages. I think I do need them.
    – mikebz
    Mar 27, 2013 at 0:33

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When the Translation Workbench is enabled to add translations, users work in their language of choice using a language attribute on their user record. Because of that, I'd have to say those are necessary to support your package. If you look at the metadata in your package, I think you'll find they're linked to translation having been enabled.

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