It wasn't (and I assume still isn't?) possible to programmatically set up business hours via Apex code in unit tests:

Is there any mechanism introduced in SFDX that helps with this problem?

(We have 29 tests that fail in a new, bare scratch org and some fail because an 8 hour business day is assumed.)

  • When you deploy code, are you including business hours as part of your package? Oct 31, 2018 at 17:43
  • @PranayJaiswal No - didn't know that you could... I see that that metadata API came in at version 29.0 and this code was written against version 18.0. Any ideas without the business hours in the package?
    – Keith C
    Oct 31, 2018 at 17:46
  • Am not sure about API versioning, but if I am not wrong, you can deploy different components with different version numbers like different light components with different version number. So i think it should be fine. Though i never tried to guarantee. Oct 31, 2018 at 17:52
  • @PranayJaiswal Agreed we could add some business hours to the package as a solution and adjust/mix the API versions. But that means various ripples through e.g. our documentation so I'm wondering if there is an alternate solution?
    – Keith C
    Oct 31, 2018 at 18:01

2 Answers 2


You can push/pull/deploy/retrieve BusinessHoursSettings as part of your source code repository. You'll find this file in /settings/BusinessHoursSettings.settings-meta.xml. If you're just getting started, you can retrieve it from an org (along with other settings) like this:

sfdx force:source:retrieve -u usernameoralias -m Settings
  • Sounds like what I am looking for. Will work on it now.
    – Keith C
    Oct 31, 2018 at 18:41

As sfdcfox suggests, this stored as settings/BusinessHours.settings-meta.xml in an SFDX project does the trick for me (where I want 8 hours per weekday and zero hours on weekend days):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<BusinessHoursSettings xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">

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