Optimize / Clean-up tab

Clean-up your Org; Mark items to be deleted / optimized; How to optimize my Org?;

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Written by Ksawery Lisinski
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You can use the Optimize / Clean-up tab in your Salesforce Org Model to identify and mark metadata that needs to be deleted, optimized, documented or investigated. It is a quick and easy tool to aid you in your clean-up efforts.

Article outline

  • Prerequisites

  • How to use the Optimize / Clean-up tab

  • Optimize workflow

  • Reporting on optimization actions

  • Optimize history

  • Auto-classification

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  • Registered and verified Elements account

  • Sync'd Salesforce Org with Elements

How to use the Optimize / Clean-up tab

The Optimize / Clean-up tab is present in the right panel for all synced Salesforce metadata in your Org model. It is available under the broom icon.

Users with edit rights on the org model can change the status, choose the assignee, and leave a comment on why they chose a particular action.

TIP Assignees will not receive a notification upon being selected for particular metadata.

Optimize workflow

You can choose any Optimize / Clean-up status at any point. There is no fixed workflow restricting you. However, in order to make sense of the provided statuses, we recommend you follow the approach outlined below:

The Optimize / Clean-up tab is meant to help you manage your org clean-up quickly and effortlessly. However, to plan and document specific actions, we recommend you raise business requirements and user stories to document how the metadata should be optimized.

Reporting on optimization actions

You can spot metadata that was classified as needing some optimization in the org model by looking at the "Optimization" column.

For a more focused search, you should generate an "Optimize" report in the org model.

The report will bring back the list of all metadata in the org model with their optimization status (for most of them it will be "unassessed"), user comment, assignee, metadata type and other information. You can use filters to narrow down the list of results to metadata that are in a particular state.

Optimize history

All optimize actions (status changes, assignee changes, comments) are stored in the history stream, so you can quickly understand the previous actions on the metadata.


Following metadata are automatically classified as "Optimize potential" after each sync:

If you have suggestions on what metadata could be automatically classified as "Optimize potential", let us know!

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