How do I push and pull changes to a Developer Org using Salesforce DX CLI?

When I used this command:

sfdx force:source:pull

I get this error:

ERROR: MemberName, IsNameObsolete FROM SourceMember WHERE RevisionNum

ERROR at Row:1:Column:52
sObject type 'SourceMember' is not supported. If you are attempting to use a custom object, be sure to append the '__c' after the entity name. Please reference your WSDL or the describe call for the appropriate names.


Winter 19 release has pilot commands to help with non scratch orgs.

You will need sfdx client pre release plugin installed to try .

The commands are

sfdx force:source:retrieve -- retrieves metadata from the org using package.xml or metadata folder or comma separated list of metadata 

sfdx force:source:deploy -- deploy metadata to the non scratch org

To get started follow the instructions here

Install the Pre-Release Version of the CLI

sfdx plugins:install salesforcedx@pre-release

Make sure that you have the pre-release version.

sfdx plugins --core

salesforcedx 44.0.1-xx

When the plugin is officially released v44 in mid October 2018, uninstall the pre-release version, then run the update command.

sfdx plugins:uninstall salesforcedx

sfdx update
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    That's good to know. It'll make migration a lot easier. – sfdcfox Sep 1 '18 at 23:55
  • Do these commands in the pilot version work with v43 orgs, or only v44 pre-release? – Charles T Sep 2 '18 at 0:59
  • All the orgs .It's based on metadata api .Org does not matter – Mohith Shrivastava Sep 2 '18 at 1:07
  • @MohithShrivastava how do I access the pilot? – Robs Sep 4 '18 at 13:37
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    Updated the answer .Please check !!! – Mohith Shrivastava Sep 4 '18 at 15:34

force:source:pull is used to pull from scratch org only.

To 'pull' from developer org you need to use metadata API.

Use the force:mdapi:retrieve command.

For more info:


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