The Snapshot Desktop is where you create a visual deployment pipeline for your Salesforce Orgs. You can create metadata snapshots and developer projects on the desktop and connect them with deployment arrows.
The Metazoa Snapshot Desktop is a user-friendly tool designed to give you a visual representation of your developer projects and how they're logically and metadata-linked to sandboxes and production orgs. With its simple desktop metaphor, you can effortlessly organize your developer projects and manipulate your deployment process.
Building the Desktop
You have the freedom to customize your Snapshot Desktop according to your needs. To do this:
- Select an item from the sidebar.
- Drag and drop the selected item at your desired location on the desktop.
- Select a deployment arrow and connect the items.
You can create folders to better organize your items. You may want to do this for specific projects or reports. Here's how to do it:
- Create a new folder and place it anywhere on your desktop.
- To open the folder, simply double-click it.
- Drag and drop snapshots into the folder.
Using the View Menu Options
Snapshot Desktop provides several options under the View menu:
Items on the desktop snap to a grid by default. However, you can turn off the grid view to move items freely on the desktop. To revert back to the grid view, you can select the "Clean up the desktop" option which moves the items back to the grid points.
This feature is helpful when you want to prevent accidental dragging of items on the desktop. Activating this option will disable dragging of items.
Managing Items on the Desktop
Deleting an Item
If you want to delete an item from the desktop, right-click the item and select the 'Delete' option.
Opening an Item
To interact with an item on the desktop, simply double-click it. Here are a few examples:
- Double-clicking a repository will bring up the 'Update Project' interface.
- Double-clicking a snapshot will bring up the 'Take a Snapshot' interface.
- Double-clicking a deployment arrow will bring up the 'Deploy Metadata' interface.
The Metazoa Snapshot Desktop provides a straightforward, visual way to organize your metadata deployments. Its drag-and-drop features, customizability, and user-friendly interfaces make it a valuable tool for managing your developer projects.