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Dependency trees

Where used metadata; Impact analysis; Impact assessment; Metadata dependencies

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Written by Ksawery Lisinski
Updated over a week ago

The dependency trees is one of two modes, alongside the dependency grid, that allows you to investigate and action dependencies between metadata. The dependency tree visualizes the full scope of dependent metadata as well as secondary, tertiary and further dependencies.
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Prerequisites

How to open a dependency tree?

Find the metadata item in the Org Model that you wish to analyze. Select the "Usage" tab in the right panel and then click "Open dependency tree" button at the top of the panel.
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How to use dependency trees?

Dependency trees open in the new browser tab. In this view, you can:

  • Open dependencies by specific type (purple nodes)

  • Select a node in the tree and interact with its information stored in Elements (documentation, stories and requirements, usage information, optimize status, and others)

If the tree ever becomes too big to handle, you can narrow down the results by opening the dependency tree for one of the components. This will open a new browser tab with that component as the root node for the new dependency tree.

Supported dependencies

We currently support over a hundred different Salesforce dependencies, and we constantly add new ones. If there is a dependency we don't support that you'd like us to show, or for more information, please get in touch with our Customer Success team at success@elements.cloud.

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