Allow switching connection when retrieving metadata

Issue #198 resolved
Nathen Drees created an issue

Currently, it appears that when we retrieve metadata the connection always uses the first connection configured in the project, with no ability to switch to another connection. I tried to select the second configured connection in my project but it's still pulling from the first. Can we add a connection picker like there is for deployments to retrieves?

Comments (7)

  1. Scott Wells repo owner

    Thanks for reporting. The connection picker is actually there in the dialog but disabled for retrieval. I wasn't sure if it would be valuable to folks. Should be pretty simple to enable for retrieval as well.

  2. Matt Addy

    I believe his would actually provide some benefit. For example, if I want to do a quick comparison between MyClass.cls from a dev org and a production org, I could use "retrieve metadata" ("Selected" retrieval method for MyClass.cls) and select my production connection to see the differences in the comparison tool (assuming my local version is up to date with what is on the dev org).

  3. Scott Wells repo owner

    It's funny that you bring this up now, Matt. I was just having this exact discussion with another user on Thursday. Basically using IC as a pseudo-three-way merge tool between two orgs and local source. Makes total sense...

  4. Vivek M. Chawla

    I agree that this would be a useful modification to the retrieve tool. I like the idea of having a quick-and-dirty merge tool between two orgs. This could be very powerful for smaller / ad-hoc projects. Hope to see this added in future! :-)

  5. Scott Wells repo owner

    FYI, this will be included in the next build (tracking toward either Tuesday or Wednesday morning right now). Turns out while I was working on #217, this was pretty much right in the same area of work and a VERY small incremental cost.

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