We place a lot of focus on the code that goes into our DevOps projects. And while there’s very good reason to do so, it shouldn’t come at the expense of paying attention to other types of data that make up our Salesforce environments.
Metadata exists behind the scenes of every aspect of our Salesforce platforms. It’s important that we understand and appreciate the role it plays in the health of our environments.
The different Salesforce metadata types can be confusing. We’ve all heard the definition of metadata as “data about data” but that doesn’t truly encapsulate the way it impacts a Salesforce instance.
So what are the different Salesforce metadata types and how do they impact your DevOps pipeline? How should you care for the various Salesforce metadata types?