Changes in Metadata API v53

Updated 1 month ago by Copado Solutions

Copado is switching to Salesforce Metadata API version 53 on October the 26th.

This version of the Metadata API includes new attributes in the XML files,  while other attributes have been removed.


When Am I Impacted?

Clients who currently have:

  • User stories with the metadata types described below.
  • Those user stories were committed before October the 26th.
  • Those user stories have not yet been deployed to production or still need to be back-promoted.
What Do I Need to Do?

Follow the steps described below in order to make your feature branch compliant with API v53:

  • For removed items, use this downloadable YAML file to remove the tags that are no longer available and keep your files clean. Once the YAML file contents have been included in the find and replace rule editor on the Pipeline record, the impacted user stories will need to be recommitted. In order to do so, if you need to remove tags, recommit these user stories with the Recreate Feature Branch checkbox enabled on the User Story Commit page. See the Removed Items section below for a list of all the metadata that has been removed.
  • If you want to add the new functionality included in this API version, commit or recommit the relevant components (for new items, recreating the feature branch is not required).
What If I Am Not Impacted?

As Copado has incremental deployments, if you don’t try to deploy the removed metadata items listed below, this will not impact your deployments. However, your repository will remain in API v52.

If you would like your repository to be also in API v53, check out the article How to Migrate Your Repository to a New Metadata API Version.


Here is a summary of the major changes to metadata types you need to be aware of as well as of the adjustments you need to make to avoid any possible errors and ensure everything is running smoothly.​

Removed Items

As part of this update, the items below have been removed. Use the YAML provided to remove the tags and get your files cleaned:

  • enableSqlDataset and enableSqlLiveDataset have been removed from the AnalyticsSettings metadata type.
  • enableRunDynamicTriggers has been removed from the ApexSettings metadata type.  
  • adjustmentsSettings, forecastRangeSettings and quotasSettings have been removed from the ForecastingTypeSettings metadata type.
  • enableEinsteinVisitsED and policyBasedSchedulingOrgPref have been removed from the IndustriesSettings metadata type.
  • enableSplitViewOnStandard has been removed from the LightningExperienceSettings metadata type.  

As part of this update, the metadata types below have been removed. If you have any of these files in Git, execute a Destructive Changes operation in the production Git Snapshot record:

  • AccessControlPolicy
  • ACPStatus
  • BriefcaseDefinition
  • BriefcaseFilterOperator
  • BriefcaseRule
  • BriefcaseRuleFilter
  • DynamicTrigger
Added Items

If you want to add the new functionality included in this API version, you will need to recommit the components to ensure your files are updated. For a list of all the new components check out Salesforce’s release notes.

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