Loading seed data into Salesforce sandboxes is a common practice to populate the sandbox with representative data for testing purposes. Seed data refers to the initial data set required to mimic real-world scenarios and ensure the application behaves as expected.
To load seed data into a Salesforce sandbox, you can follow these general steps:
Loading Salesforce sandbox seed data can be challenging when it comes to the following:
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There are free plugins that enhance the importing of Salesforce sandbox seed data, like SFDMU. We have a SFDMU Recipe hosted on GitHub that shows you how to create a script for your custom buttons. It is available for everyone to use – so, be sure to check it out.
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Before you start to load your seed data, you need to first know how to create your sandbox project through Hutte.
Authenticate your org with your Salesforce user to grant your Hutte project access to sandbox creation and metadata.
It can be an empty project or a local representation of your org's metadata. This is where you'll keep track of your sandbox development work.
After setting up a sandbox project, you will find all existing sandboxes to your connected production org on the "Available Sandboxes" tab. You can also easily create new development sandboxes from the "New" button.
Before you start to work on a feature, use the "Add to Hutte" link appearing when you hover your sandboxes on the "Available Sandboxes" tab.
Switch to "Features" and hit "New."
Next, login to your sandbox from the "Login" button. Your first login might require setting up a two-factor authentication, following the on-screen instructions provided by Salesforce. You can then perform your work in your sandbox.
To carry on with your changes in Git, click "Pull changes." This creates a pull request. You can control its name and message in the "Pull Request" tab. As you continue to perform changes, your pull request gets updated and the timeline shows a chronological history of your changes.
Once you’re finished with your work, hit "Close." This allows a new feature to be created.
To deploy all changes that are part of a feature to your connected production org, use the simple “Deploy to Production" button.
Leverage the power of automation and loading seed data into new dev sandboxes by making handy scripts available at your team member's fingertips.
This will allow you to configure Hutte Custom Buttons in your sandbox projects.
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Anything achievable with SFDX can now be seamlessly integrated into your customizable buttons.