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Metadata History

Every time a download is run the current metadata for all objects, fields and picklist values are extracted and compared to the last metadata download to identify changes. The following changes are detected.

  • New Objects
  • New Fields
  • New Picklist Values
  • Deleted Objects
  • Deleted Fields
  • Changes to Field Datatypes

The most current metadata for the Salesforce instance is held in the tables.

  • sfm.sfm_objects
  • sfm.sfm_fields
  • sfm.sfm_picklist_values

The metadata history for objects and fields can be accessed via these views:

  • sfm.sfm_objects_history_v
  • sfm.sfm_fields_history_v