Is there a way to ignore package.xml while deploying changes via ANT in Salesforce.? We only want the ANT engine to consider the folder structure mentioned within the root directory of the deploy folder and ignore the components specified in package.xml Any help would be highly appreciated
Sorry it is not possible to exclude the package.xml file, you will receive an error stating the package.xml is missing. However it is possible to use wildcards in the definition of it. This will make it easier as components in the folders are added and removed without having to keep updating the package.xml, which is i assume what your trying to achieve. This section in the Metadata API lists which component types support wildcards.