We are pleased to announce AutoRABIT 3.9 GA, the first GA release after Dreamforce’15, wrapping up most of the awesome feedback received during the event. Here is an update on the new features that will be made available for our customers over the weekend release scheduled for 17th Jan, 2016:
1. Salesforce Metadata Deployments:
a.Back-up and Rollback – You can now take a back-up of the destination metadata before deploying. The deployment can also be rolled-back in case of any functional issues.
b.Smart Profile Deployments – You can now deploy profiles with an option to Skip Visibility settings for the metadata members that are missing in the destination.
c.Metadata API Support for the Winter’16 release components .
2. Salesforce Data Migration Enhancements:
a.AutoRABIT Advanced Data Loader Pro has become more powerful with its comprehensive circular reference resolution algorithm. The Sandbox environment set up can be a breeze now with the records of an object along with the parent-child relationships transferred all at a time.
b.Filters on Record Types are provided to give more flexibility in restricting what records can be transferred to the destination.
c.Incremental Migration to ensure that you can synchronize your environments by migrating the delta of records on a schedule.
d.Chatter Data Migration support.
a.Thin Client for TFS – Salesforce Teams can now check-in to Team Foundation Server, Register Repositories , Create Branches in addition to deployments right from AutoRABIT .
b.Thin Client for Perforce – Salesforce Teams can now check-in to Perforce, Register Repositories , Create Branches in addition to deployments right from AutoRABIT .
4.ALM Integration – “ No Deployment” Theme supported for Jira
a.Automated deployments can now be scheduled into multiple environments based on the Jira User Story Status with AutoRABIT
b.Attach the metadata changes to Jira tickets for User Story-based deployments .
5.Test Automation Factory
a.Special Automation Templates to automate manual steps with Orchestra CMS deployments, Apptus and Skuid
a.Org Level ACL’s – Org Administrators can now set access control levels for various operations in AutoRABIT at the Salesforce Org level for team members .
b.User Profiles – Users logged into AutoRABIT can now map their Salesforce Org user and their SCM user details making it easier for Administrators in Salesforce Org Mapping step.
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and detailed discussion on the Release features.
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
Map your Salesforce orgs with a source 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.