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I want to add custom fields to the Contact Object in SFDC. When I look into the package.xml I do not see any of these changes or fields. I am missing something?

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You will need two things here.

1 - Add the custom field in the metadata definition of the Contact Object, as below:

<CustomObject ...>
   <fields>
         <fullName>MyField__c</fullName>
         .. all other tags ..
     </fields>
 </CustomObject>

2 - Add your Contact object in the package.xml as:

<types>
    <members>Contact</members>
    <name>CustomObject</name>
</types>

Refer to the documentation for details.

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  • It should be the Contact's metadata xml file. Should be under <your-directory>/objects/Contact.object.
    – Jayant Das
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:43
  • If I do step 2 two first, then the object shows up. Changes to the object in the UI don't make the Contact Metadata show up. This works though thank you!
    – IOG
    Commented Oct 8, 2018 at 21:59

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