Comparing Salesforce Metadata


You can view the file differences for the Salesforce metadata—such as layouts, Apex code, and workflows—between two different backup times. You can also compare two Salesforce organizations.

Before You Begin


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Applications > Salesforce.

    The Salesforce page appears.

  2. In the Name column, click the app.

    The app page appears.

  3. In the upper-right corner of the page, click the action button , and then click Compare.

    The Select compare type dialog box appears.

  4. Select Metadata compare.

    The Backup content page appears.

  5. Select the metadata to compare:

    1. In the left pane, go to metadata > unpackaged > metadata.

    2. Beside the data that you want to compare, select the check box.

    3. Click Compare.

      The Compare options dialog box appears.

  6. In the Source date and Date to compare boxes, select the dates for the backups that you want to compare.

  7. Click Compare.

    The Metadata compare details page appears, and shows the changes to the metadata.