Ignore .sfdx/orgs directory by default

Issue #1680 new
Aidan Harding created an issue

I’m not sure if this is possible, so apologies if not!

The larger problem is that when I do a global search for something, I often get false hits from the .sfdx/orgs directory, when I actually wanted to just search all of my source. I can add the .sfdx/orgs to the excluded list on a per-project basis, which solves that.

But, there’s no global setting for that in IntelliJ (see https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-150784). So I have to do this for every single project.

I think the IC plugin probably generates the .idea/My-Project.iml so you might be able to do this for us in SFDX projects. I can’t see why anyone would object, and they can always remove the exclusion if they prefer.

Comments (3)

  1. Scott Wells repo owner

    IC already adds exclusions for other subdirectories of the project's .sfdx, primarily to remove generated source files from evaluation. I'm curious about what is being found under .sfdx/orgs that is causing issues? I don't mind excluding it, but I haven't ever seen any issues with files under that directory.

  2. Aidan Harding reporter

    The issue for me is in that global search.

    If I’m looking for a class name where the built-in “Find Usages” doesn’t quite do it, I sometimes do a global search for class name.

    The orgs directory contains the source-tracking info, so it can include references to the class name which are not interesting to my search. If there’s a long history, this can make global search useless until I exclude those directories.

    For example, if I search for my class in one of my current projects, I get a hit in .sfdx/orgs/test-XXX@example.com/maxRevision.json which is like this:

    "ApexClass__MyClass": {
        "serverRevisionCounter": 67,
        "lastRetrievedFromServer": 67,
        "memberType": "ApexClass",
        "isNameObsolete": false

    BTW, I’m not seeing any other exclusions in the .sfdx directory being automatically generated by IC

  3. Scott Wells repo owner

    Ah, okay. And as for other exclusions, it should offer to exclude .sfdx/tools/sobjects, .sfdx/typings, etc., but only when present. That will generally only occur if you've opened the same project in VS Code.

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