I would like to setup a dev environment using Visual Studio Code. I'm able to do that with the help of Salesforce Extension Pack. I want to fetch all custom object in VS Code. How Can I achieve this?

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To achieve this goal in the VS Code you can use two ways. Please find below

  1. Package.xml => Add Object member type in package.XML
  2. Org browser Extension => You can Retrieve selected components like custom objects. Org Browser Extension

you can run this command: sfdx force:source:retrieve -m CustomObject

you can also added the node CustomObject to your package.xml file

  • Where Should I run this command in Command Palette (Ctrl + Shift +P)?
    – Ravi Shah
    Jul 2, 2020 at 12:23
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    @RaviShah Ctrl+Shift+~ to open the Terminal, then run it from there.
    – sfdcfox
    Jul 2, 2020 at 12:57

You can run the command: sfdx force:source:retrieve -m CustomObject in the VS code terminal Alternatively, I found a VS Code extension using which you you can fetch metadata from the org - 'Salesforce Package.xml Generator Extension for VS Code'. Try installing and using it. Using it , you can update package.xml and use it to fetch the metadata

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