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Salesforce.com Customization Handbook by Sagar Pareek, Rakesh Gupta

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Chapter 11. Setting Up Deployment Processes

In the previous chapter, we discussed mobile administration in Salesforce, Salesforce1, Salesforce Classic, Salesforce Touch, and Salesforce A. In this chapter, we will discuss the various ways to deploy elements and changes in a live Salesforce instance. We will go through the following topics:

  • Change Sets
  • Force.com IDE
  • Overview of packages

Understanding Change Sets and their types

Change Sets are containers that are used to send customizations or elements from one organization to another in Salesforce. These containers can only hold metadata, which means you can only send those changes or customizations that you made through the setup menu. You cannot send records from one organization to another using ...

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