The Ant Migration Tool helps us to retrieve and deploy metadata to and from a sandbox.
This tool can also be used to take backups of your sandbox metadata. To configure access to the sandbox, we need to provide sandbox credentials in the
build.properties file. The
build.xml file contains commands for retrieving or deploying metadata.
Package.xml contains the components to be retrieved or deployed.
The Ant Migration Tool is explained in detail via an example in Chapter 4, Introduction to the Force.com Migration Tool.
We will discuss some scenarios where the Ant Migration Tool deployment type can be used:
- Deployment can involve many setup changes, but using the web interface to make those changes is a difficult and time-consuming job. The Ant Migration Tool can be...