Questions tagged [metadata]

Metadata contains all the customization you can do to your salesforce organisation. Use this tag for specific questions about the metadata itself. Use the metadata-api tag for questions on deploy/retrieve/update/delete of the metadata with salesforce organisations.

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Can I reset my dev Org?

I'm using my dev org for testing proposes and It's taking my many time to delete objects, data, rules and so on. It is possible to reset this account to original state?
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Salesforce - Mass Update Picklist Values

I would like to mass update picklist values in a custom object from picklist values in a standard object. In the absence of universal picklists, i am having to manage a few picklists in different ...
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How to fetch field details of a dynamically selected object?

I want to create a Visualforce page to have dynamic picklist of objects in the org. Once a user selects any value from the list, it will show the list of fields for that object in a table below with ...
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Download WorkflowOutboundMessage type from metadata API

Attempting to perform a deploy on a set of unpackaged Workflow Rules and I'm getting an error that my workflows are missing: WorkflowOutboundMessage - is it possible to download these in the IDE or ...
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How to handle non-Visualforce field ids in Selenium tests?

This old post Selenium Testing Best Practices describes the problem that the id values generated by the Force.com platform on default (layout-based) UI fields vary between orgs. So the normal practice ...
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Contents of the metadata deploy zip file to delete a class in a production org

I'd like to use the metadata API directly to delete a class from a production Org. In addition to deleting the class my goal is to learn about using the Metadata API. Hence I want to avoid using the ...
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Permission Set Metadata Missing Tab Visiblity?

I'm trying to get some new permission sets that grant access to custom tabs into source control, but the resulting metadata doesn't contain any tab visibilities. Is this a known hole in the metadata ...
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Programmatically obtain WSDL for Metadata API

It seems that there is a loose typed WSDL for SOAP API - Partner WSDL Is there something similar for Metadata API or can I get a WSDL for Metadata API programmatically?
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What is metadata?

I was looking through the working of VF page I read that it save the instruction as metadata. Can any body explain me in simple words that what is metadata.
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Page layout assignments with XML metadata API

How do I define page layout assignments for different record types via metadata XML files?
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Create a custom object via the API (define the object, similar to DDL)

I was looking through the Metadata API (and Partner) but can't find anywhere described how I can define via the API a custom object. We have specific datasets which have to translate into Custom ...
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What can be done by “DOT”? (Black Tab Feature)

I know that Salesforce has a black tab feature where they could "DOT" an Org (Copy data and metadata) to another org. What are your experiences on this? Like what were they able to do with this ...
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How do I access the customer logo in the top left in Apex?

I know that to change the customer logo in the top-left corner of the screen you need to go into Setup -> Create -> Apps. However I am unable to find a reference to this in my Apex class. The prefix ...
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Create custom objects from outside of salesforce

Is it possible to create a new object from outside of salesforce? The little bit of research i had done suggests MetaData API should be the way to go? Any other thoughts If somebody has done ...
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Querying Delegated Administrators

Is there a way to query a list of delegated administrators? I looked in the list of objects available to query in Force.com Explorer and can't find any objects that look like they would have this ...
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IDE hangs at “Saving components to project” whenever I refresh from server

Something like 75% of the time I attempt to refresh from server on a project in the Force.com IDE it gets the data from the server but then hangs for 10 minutes or more on the "Saving components to ...
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Copying metadata and code from one Production org to another

How do I copy(for want of a better word) metadata (i.e. Objects, Workflows, Validation rule etc), and code (Apex, Visualforce, Triggers) from one Production org to another production org? Is this ...