Calling all Salesforce aficionados! If you're not tracking changes in Salesforce metadata, it's like driving a car without a seatbelt. Sure, you might get to your destination, but if something goes wrong, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Tracking changes in Salesforce metadata allows you to see who made changes, when they made them, and what was changed. It's like having a virtual Inspector Gadget that keeps tabs on everything happening in your Salesforce org.
With this information, you can quickly identify and address any issues, prevent unwanted changes, and ensure that your org is running smoothly.
Think of it as keeping a diary for your Salesforce org.
However, tracking changes in Salesforce can pose several challenges, including:
Salesforce is a powerful and comprehensive platform that offers a wide range of tools and features. But this complexity can make it difficult to track changes, particularly for non-technical users.
Salesforce provides limited built-in tracking capabilities, which can make it challenging to monitor changes to metadata, including custom fields, objects, and workflows.
Salesforce development often involves multiple teams working on different parts of the platform, making it difficult to keep track of changes across the entire system.
Collaboration between developers, admins, and other stakeholders can be complex, particularly when working on complicated projects with multiple moving parts.
With SFDX Git workflows, users need to possess a solid grasp of Git commands, such as:
Viewing any changes made in your Salesforce metadata can pose a challenge for new users. This is due to the fact that the process makes it difficult for non-Git experts to collaborate on Salesforce projects.
Additionally, the lack of visual tools in the SFDX Git workflow can create obstacles when tracking changes and troubleshooting issues, especially for users unfamiliar with Git commands.
Hutte offers a solution that enables users to take advantage of Git-based development visually, without needing to use the command line.
Hutte is code-free, removing all hassles associated with Git. This makes tracking changes more accessible and time-saving for all team members.
Hutte takes the headache out of using Git by integrating its UI directly into Git hosting tools like GitHub and Azure. This means that there is no need to fuss over Git installation.
Hutte is truly one of the best tools that we use. Product owners, Salesforce solution architects, business analysts — anyone on our team can easily and visually accomplish the tasks that would otherwise take a lot of clicks, time, and coding.
For a detailed guide that shows you how to leverage the benefits of Git-based development with Hutte – in a visual way – please be sure to first read our article about Git version control.
It will tell you how to:
To get a first-hand feel of how Hutte works, start your free 30-day trial. Then, follow the steps below.
For starters, you need to have a look at the changes made to your org. To view the changes, you will go to the “Changes” tab.
In this example, the changes were the following:
You can effortlessly keep an eye on all the changes made to your org, including pull requests displayed in a convenient line-by-line comparison format.
And the best part? There’s no need to manually reproduce any of this data – Hutte generates and integrates it all for you.
Traditionally, monitoring alterations in Salesforce metadata entails an advanced understanding of Git version control, which could be intimidating for non-technical, no-code users.
If you would like to have an extra set of eyes for your metadata tracking needs, consider conducting your Git-based development with Hutte.