Salesforce DX is deemed to be an ideal platform for developing cloud-based applications. It is a product which is consistently improving in terms of helping developers and administrators to build and manage Salesforce applications openly and efficiently.
Salesforce, for the time being now, exists as a renowned provider of SaaS (software as a service) and cloud platform. The latest releases of Salesforce come with an admirable collection of dev tools which can be leveraged to create a wide range of cloud-based business apps.
Among the various tools offered lately by the provider, Salesforce DX remains the most popular till date. This is another typical Salesforce product which helps in the creation and management of user-friendly Salesforce applications to meet the needs of changing big data industry environments. To handle it well, the developers, admins, and users need to know various functional aspects of DX.
Understanding Production Org
If you are new to creating cloud-based apps with the assistance of Salesforce DX tools, one should first understand the concept of the ‘Production Org.’ Production org, as described by Flosum.com is the source of truth in Salesforce DX environment. This will help the developers to code, customize, and also configure applications as they want on Salesforce platform.
With Production Org, release an update of the apps can also be done instantly with perfection. Production Org has a crucial role in planning the updates as well as the release of applications. In Salesforce DX, when you have to test your projects, one can use the Sandbox Org, and when you have to deploy the project after testing, it can be done at Production Org.
You have to deploy the Sandbox trigger to normal Salesforce Production Org. On the other hand, if you don’t use Sandbox Org in connection to the real org, then it not necessary to deploy code, which is live already. In order to deploy the application to the Production Org, you have to use standard features called changesets. Here are the deployment steps:
Step 1: Connect Sandbox org to Production org
Got to ‘Setup’ – Choose ‘Deploy’ – and next select ‘Deployment Connections’
Step 2: Next navigate to the page of Change Sets in the Sandbox Org
Go to ‘Setup’ – Choose ‘Deploy’ – and then select ‘Outbound Change Set’
Step 3: Add the essential components to the new changeset and upload it to Production. We may add anything as fields or custom objects into it.
Step 4: Login to the Production Org and spot Inbound Change Set to deploy.
Go to ‘Setup ‘ – Choose ‘Deploy’ – select ‘Inbound Change Set’
After initiating the deployment process, you may wait for sometime in order to get it through.
In addition to it, version control is also a very popular feature in the new Salesforce DX. With all software packages coming with an expiry schedule stamped to it, every application has its own life cycle. When an application becomes unsuitable for the existing scenario, a new version comes up to replace it with more useful and unique features. You can check the official Salesforce DX page for a comprehensive product interview to understand the features better. There are also video demos available to first-time users to understand the features.
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