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what is package.xml?



what is package.xml, and where it can be used and purpose.



Ankit AroraAnkit Arora

It holds complete schema of your org (like custom object, standard object, custom fields etc etc..), here is the example


You can get this from eclipse, and it is used for deployment:



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Sagar PareekSagar Pareek

The package.xml file, also known as the project manifest, is a control file that determines the set of metadata components
to retrieve or deploy in a project. In practice, it is much easier to use the Project Properties dialog to add or remove components
from a project—which modifies package.xml for you—but it is also possible to edit package.xml by hand.

You can get more info in this pdf :


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