I have several questions regarding what can and cannot be done using Eclipse to deploy.
In my next deploy I will be implementing some significant changes to our current schema. This was necessary due to our company's change in account management. I won't go into details here, but I will say that it will require us to perform massive changes to our current data, including moving data from one object to another, and changing the relationships between certain objects as well. We will first be performing\testing these data changes in a full copy sandbox.
What would be the best and most efficient approach to this ? Is it possible to perform the data changes in the full copy sandbox and then migrate the data into Production from there ? I'm assuming it is not possible, but I wanted to ask just in case I was missing something. What would you do ?
What can/cannot be done through Eclipse in regards to User Licenses, Roles, and user profile information ? Is it possible to change a user’s role through Eclipse ? I know we can deploy Roles and Permission Sets. I also know we can do mass Permission Set assignments using the PermissionSetAssignment object through Data Loader. Can something similar be done with Licenses and Roles ?
Is it possible to delete fields or validation rules by performing a delete in Eclipse ? I would like to delete a field once in sandbox and then deploy that object to Production and not have to delete the fields again in Production. I have tried this but it doesn't seem to work. Is it possible ?
Thank you very much for your insight and feedback. I really appreciate your time.