Export Metadata from an org

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This task is used to export the complete metadata (in source format) from a given org. This task is helpful for daily backups or further analysis of metadata


Install SFDX CLI with sfpowerkit task must be added to the pipeline before utilizing this task

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  • Alias or username of the target_org The alias or username of the target org on which the source directory is to be deployed

  • Directory to which the source should be exported The path to the directory, where the metadata from the org should be exported. The path will be created if it doesn't exist. Note: The export from the org is in a zip format, Check the ‘Unzip the exported metadata/source from the zip into the provided folder’

  • Metadata that needs to be excluded while exporting from the org Any metadata types separated by comma, that need to be excluded while exporting. Useful to exclude types such as Connected App, Named Credential etc.

  • Exclude managed package components Check this option to exclude managed package metadata components to be exported from the target org

  • Unzip the exported metadata/source from the zip into the provided folder The exported metadata is in a zip format. Check this option to unzip the zipped extract from the org to the provided directory

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  • 3.0.8 Update Core dependency

  • 3.0.4 Remove telemetry collection

  • 2.0.9 Refactored to use revamped folder structure

  • 1.0.2 Initial Version

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