AutoRABIT has its 3.6 release on Thanksgiving weekend with an aim to bring more joy and happiness to Salesforce Release Management teams across the globe.
Here are brief release highlights .
1. Enriching Salesforce Continuous Integration
In addition to being the only tool that supports all the major version control systems including Subversion , GIT, Perforce and TFS – AutoRABIT also has increased the support for version control deployments in AutoRABIT 3.6 .
- Deploying a particular revision in version control system
- User based Auto-commits
Deployment Using Version Control Revision Number
You can now deploy Salesforce objects, based on your version control revision number. During a deployment, give a revision number of the GIT repository, and you can deploy the metadata members belonging to a particular revision number. This is especially helpful during deployment of hot fixes.
User Based Auto-Commits
With AutoRABIT , the development team can continue working with sandboxes, while AutoRABIT runs the entire version control operation in the background with User Based Auto Commits.
Here are the steps to achieve the same:
Step 1: Mapping Salesforce Orgs with Version Control System
Step 2: User Mapping
After version control mappings, the users need to be mapped. With user mapping, metadata would be committed to a version control system. Map Salesforce Org user and AutoRABIT users.
Once a build is triggered, all the changes are fetched from the Salesforce org and based on user mapping, a particular user’s changes will commit to their version control system, as shown below:
2. Salesforce Deployment Enhancements
Validate Your Salesforce Deployments
With Validate Deployment, you can check if your Salesforce metadata deployment would be completed successfully.
After you select metadata types for deployment, click Validate Deployment. Now you can see all the metadata members of Source and Destination Orgs. It shows the metadata members that can cause a deployment to fail, and the corresponding error.
Now you have an option to deselect the error-prone metadata members and ensure that you have predictable deployments.
Enhanced Full profile Deployment
For Full Profile Deployments, AutoRABIT can optionally, remove any components that do not have visibility settings in the destination Org, which can otherwise cause your profile deployments to fail.
Pre-Loaded Salesforce Test Automation Templates for Orchestra CMS and Service Max
If you are using Orchestra CMS for your website publishing or Service Max for field service tracking , AutoRABIT has some great stuff in this release with pre-loaded Test Automation Templates, with which you can get rid of a lot of manual steps that are part of the implementation with those managed packages.