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Codebench

Codebench (VS Code Workbench) is a VS Code extension that helps with Salesforce development and metadata management. It is still in its infancy, but we are enhancing with many features to help the Salesforce dev community.

If you have any feature requests or issues, please create a ticket in github.

Installation

Extension is available at VS Code Marketplace. You can click on Install button there or open your VS Code, extensions side panel and search for Codebench and install.

Usage

All Codebench actions are grouped under the Codebench context menu and commands. This can be accessed by right-clicking in the Editor, Explorer or by directly invoking from the Command Palette.

Command Palette

Editor Context Menu

Explorer Context Menu

Actions

Cleanup Profiles/Permsets

This action helps you "clean up" the profiles/permsets. It does the following.

  • Sorts the Profile/Permset root elements in alphabetical order, as defined in the Metadata definition
  • Sorts the elements with in each access group (Field Permissions, Object Permissions etc.,) by its component name
  • Merges the duplicate Field and Object permissions

When invoked, action pick the files from the context as outlined below.

  • If invoked from command palette, it uses the current active editor file
  • If invoked from the editor right-click menu, it uses that editor file
  • If invoked from the explorer right-click menu, it uses the selected files. If selected path is a folder, then it uses all files within that folder

View Logs

Codebench logs useful information and error details to VS Code output panel. That panel is activated and shown when Codebench is activated for the first time. After that if you want to see, select Codebench from the output panel list.