Use Manifest Builder

Use Manifest Builder

Create Project with Manifest

  1. Open the VS Code editor and from the Command Palette, run SFDX: Create Project with Manifest.

Create project

  1. In the code editor’s status bar, click Org Picker to open the Command Palette. Select from the list of authorized orgs, or choose to authorize a new org.

If this is the first time you are creating a project in VS Code and haven’t authorized an org, the display text for the Org Picker shows No Default Org Set.

  1. Run SFDX: Authorize an Org and select a login URL, for example, Sandbox.

Authorize an Org

After you provide an org alias, a browser window opens. Allow access, log in to your org, and then return to the VS Code window. The Org Picker now shows the alias provided while authorizing the org.

Org Picker

The Manifest (package.xml) File

After connecting to a sandbox, DE org, or Trailhead Playground, use the package.xml file to retrieve the metadata from your org. When you run SFDX: Create Project with Manifest command, a package.xml file is created. Add the various metadata types you want to retrieve to this file. To understand how to work with different subsets of metadata in package.xml file, see Sample package.xml Manifest Files in the Metadata API Developer Guide.

Manifest Builder

Automatically generate a manifest file for a given a set of metadata components instead of editing the package.xml file manually:

  1. In the Explorer view, right-click to select the components you want to use to generate the manifest.
  2. Run SFDX: Generate Manifest File
  3. Enter a unique name (without an xml extension) for the manifest file.

A new file is created and added to the manifest folder.

Use the new manifest file to deploy and retrieve source from the org using SFDX: Deplopy Source in Manifest to Org or SFDX: Retrieve Source in Manifest from Org command.

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