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Is it possible to somehow retrieve all metadata for a single custom metadata type via ant or sfdx mdapi ?

I've tried this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<Package xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
    <types>
        <members>Env_Var__mdt.*</members>
        <name>CustomMetadata</name>
    </types>
    <version>45.0</version>
</Package>

but it doesn't work...

I know I can get EVERYTHING with <members>*</members> but that's not really helpful...

marked as duplicate by NSjonas, glls, battery.cord, Pranay Jaiswal, Raul May 21 at 11:17

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This is currently not possible(As of summer 2019 release).The reason for that is salesforce does not recognize custom metadata records are dependent on the custom metadata Object.

I tried to create an unmanaged package container and add custom metadata object and see if there is any dependency that it auto adds records.Hence I think this should be opened on Ideaexchange as product enhancement.

  • i thought I had done a similar thing with changeset and it did pick them up as dependent, but I could be mistaken – NSjonas May 18 at 2:15
  • I doubt it picks up if you add custom metadata object and then check dependency . – Mohith Shrivastava May 18 at 2:16
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    Agree .We should create an idea and socialize on Twitter to get traction – Mohith Shrivastava May 18 at 3:18
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    Not much changed since last time :P salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/137778/… – Vinod Rondla May 18 at 5:49
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    I just realized the DUPLICATE is my question as well... LOL how embarrassing – NSjonas May 20 at 21:59

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