Dependency trees allow you to visualize where the selected Salesforce component is referenced in other Salesforce metadata. The dependency trees are hierarchical, and you can use them to investigate all direct and indirect dependencies based on referenced metadata API names, labels or IDs.

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  • Prerequisites

  • How to generate a dependency tree?

  • How to use dependency trees?

  • Supported dependencies

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Prerequisites

How to generate 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.

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 attributes stores 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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