In the Salesforce DX Developer Guide, there is a list of Supported Features and Preferences that can be activated in Scratch Orgs through the Scratch Org Definition file.

I can see the description of the Settings in the Metadata API Developer Guide, as well as a way to retrieve these for an existing org.

However, I don't know how to get the values defined for the Features for a specific org. Is there a way to get them using an API, to know what should be set in my definition file to match a specific org ?

The features listed in the DX doc is the following one:

Supported Features
You can enable these add-on features in a scratch org:

 - API 
 - AuthorApex 
 - Communities 
 - ContractApprovals 
 - CustomerSelfService 
 - CustomApps 
 - CustomTabs 
 - ForceComPlatform 
 - MultiCurrency 
 - PersonAccounts 
 - SalesWave 
 - SControls 
 - ServiceCloud
 - ServiceWave 
 - Sites
  • This is one of the first questions I have now as we join the SalesForce community and begin setting up our development environment. I know our lead power-user is going to want to turn on a bunch of features in an org (maybe I should have her start in a scratch org). So, if I cannot cull that data into a definition file with a CLI command, can I instead pull that into a default package that we establish as a base install for any future development scratch orgs we create? (we are a greenfield company starting with 2GP development)
    – bkwdesign
    Jun 7, 2019 at 19:15

1 Answer 1


There are a number of things coming back from the Tooling API since the beta launch of SalesforceDX.

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Many of them have the 0HE keyprefix of a SettingsTemplate.

Of particular interest is OrganizationSettingsDetail. I'd provide a link to the documentation for it, but I can't currently find it. It does however contain a number of the settings that can shape an org.

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It's also all through the source code from the sfdx command line around orgPrefRegistry.js and scratchOrgApi.js.

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