Hi I am wondering how I can get the last deployment id from Salesforce, it seems the object is DeployRequest but it is not API accessible?

When I get the id manually, I get the sobject type from the id, which returns DeployRequest.

What I have done in my ant script, is to output the deploy to a file, then use regex to get the deployment id, which is not ideal.

Using the migration tool sf deploy will print out the request id.

Is there a better way.

  • DeployRequest isn't listed in the Object Reference among the very long list of Standard Objects or their fields. – crmprogdev Apr 29 '15 at 15:58

Looks like the object you want is RetrieveResult() and is available through metadata API only. See here.

Not sure a call to API is any more effective than parsing it from a file though.

I'm trying to do the same so I can use the ID for a deployRecentValidation action and take advantage of the quick deploy feature. Curious where you end up and would be helpful if you post back on your eventual/ultimate solution.


I messed around some today and ended up with the below.

It is specific to getting the ID for a validation and reusing that ID for deployRecentValidation but you get the idea.

Because it uses all native ant commands I think it is a more clean/efficient way as compared to having to get a session ID and make a callout to the metadata API, process the result...etc.

<target name="validateDeployment">
  <record name="log.txt" action="start"/>
  <sf:deploy username="${sf-target.username}" 
  <record name="log.txt" action="stop"/>
  <loadfile srcFile="log.txt" property="vid"> 
      <tailfilter lines="1"/>
        <stringtokenizer suppressdelims="true"/>
        <containsregex pattern="[a-zA-Z0-9]{18}"/>
  <propertyfile file="build.properties" >
    <entry  key="sf-prod.validationID" value="${vid}"/>
  • Take care to use the "format code" button to make sure your XML data appears correctly. I've taken care of it for you this time. – sfdcfox Jul 10 '15 at 19:09
  1. Once you run 'ant deployCodeCheckOnly' in the Terminal, copy the Request ID. See terminal image below: Copy Request ID from Terminal

  2. Paste it in your build.properties file. See Image below: Paste Request ID

  3. Save the build.properties

  4. Now run 'ant quickDeploy'

It will work!

  • just showing a property and not telling where and how its used (in the build.xml) is to a thrash – OK999 Jul 26 '17 at 4:08

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