You can now create validation-only CI jobs in Gearset

Ellis Toms on March 20th 2018


Gearset’s easy end-to-end continuous integration (CI) process already ensures our users all the benefits of reliable continuous delivery, without the need for external software like Jenkins.

Now within Gearset, if you're an Enterprise-tier user you can set up validation-only CI jobs between any of your Salesforce orgs, so you can catch any problematic changes early and make sure that when the time comes to deploy, you’ll be able to release successfully.

Set up a CI validation job

Setting up a validation-only CI job in Gearset is a simple and quick process:

  • Firstly navigate to the CI jobs page, which can be found under Automated jobs in the left-hand side menu.
  • To create a new job, select the validation only option in the dropdown menu next to the Add new job button.

Select the dropdown to add a validation-only job

  • Give the job a descriptive name and select the source connection type (Salesforce org or version control system).
  • If you selected a version control system as your source, choose which repository and branch to use.
  • Select your target environment [Note: your target type must be a Salesforce environment for validation-only jobs as this is a specific Salesforce feature].
  • Choose how often you’d like your job to run. If you're using an org as the source, this will be every 4 hours. If you're using version control as the source, you can also choose to run the job when the source branch is updated.
  • Specify the test level you’d like for your job (see more about test levels for your deployments).
  • Set if you would like the job to include New objects, Modified objects, and Deleted objects.

Set up your CI validation job

  • If you toggle to the Notification settings tab you can also customize how and when your team gets notified of a job run.
  • On the Metadata filter tab you can apply one of your team’s metadata filters or create a new one to define the the specific metadata types you want to validate.

Apply a custom metadata filter to your job

  • After you’ve finished customizing your CI validation job, click Save and you’re done!

Setting up a webhook for a CI job from source control

If you’ve selected version control as the source of your CI validation job and specified for the job to run whenever the source branch is updated, Gearset will walk you through webhook setup after saving. For more guidance on how setting up webhooks work, take a look at our support guide for CI jobs.

Try it out for yourself

With simple configuration and granular control over your CI jobs, you can unlock all the benefits of continuous delivery with Gearset. Easily configure regular CI jobs and now run validation-only CI jobs too, to make sure every change you’re working on can be deployed successfully for a reliable release pipeline.

If you’re interested in trying out this feature, or anything else within Gearset, start your free 30-day trial today and benefit from complete access to everything Gearset has to offer.

CI jobs are part of the Gearset Enterprise subscription. If you're on Pro and would like to try it out, contact us via the live in-app chat or at [email protected] for a free trial of our Enterprise tier.

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