Code Reprository Management
Jul21

Code Reprository Management

This blog is for an Intermediate developer who is planning to do Salesforce backup and code management using Git. Unlike Java Salesforce does not have a code versioning system. I am going to demonstrate how we can use Git and Eclipse(Local code base) to have this code management in place. Step 1 : We have a Requirement to create a new Lead source as Web2. Developer have done some changes based upon a requirement and have marked the ticket #227(Hypothetical) as done in project management tool.Quality Analyst(QA)  got this ticket #277(Hypothetical) .To test in order to test the ticket she created lead and set the value of Lead source as ‘Web2’ as we were told to do so. Screenshot below: Step 2 : QA will ‘retrieve’ code from Sandbox using Eclipse Force.com IDE tool to do the task. Next QA will retrieve the class from sandbox in order to do that go to eclipse click File > New > Force.com Project Now Type a project name then type your organization’s Username and Password and if you have the security token you can add it too in the next field but if you don’t have the security token you can create one from your org or you can whitelist your IP to skip the security token part. Fill the correct details then click Next. Next step is to select the metadata you want to retrieve from the Sandbox and then click OK. You can now see the metadata which you have retrieved in your local system. Question 3 : Describes the steps to ‘commit’ to local repository, what tools did you use?                                                                                  And Question 4 : Describes the steps to ‘push’ to remote  repository,what tools did you use? Solution : We used Eclipse to do this task as well  What we did to implement the logic: Step 1 : First of all we have installed Git plugin for eclipse for deployment and retrieval process. To do so we have followed these following steps: 1.1. In Eclipse(any version), Go to help > install new software. Click on Add New button name the Repository(any) and copy and paste this url in the location field url : http://download.eclipse.org/egit/updates Next Install the available softwares. 1.2. Now go to Window > Perspective > Open Perspective > Other  or Click on perspective link and select Git from the available list. Than click Clone Repository button. 1.3....

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