Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mass moving Reports from one folder to another using the Eclipse Force.com IDE

In the Eclipse IDE

  • Create a new project
  • Include ‘reports’ or more specifically the report folders you are concerned with
  • Let Eclipse refresh the project with the reports metadata
  • In Eclipse, navigate to the reports folder you just download and then select the Report Folder you want the reports you want to move from, right click and select Properties

  • Take Note of the Location. This is the path where the metadata files are located
  • Open a windows explorer window and navigate to that path

  • Highlight all the Reports you want to move and right click Cut
  • Still in window explorer navigate back to the list of report folders and expand the one you want to move the reports to and right click and Paste
  • Now back in the IDE highlight the folder titled Reports and right click and Refresh and then right click again and Force.com - Save to Server

  • BOOM! Now you have moved your reports.

Guest Post on ButtonClickAdmin.com - Core Admin Productivity

Mike Gerholdt has an awesome blog ButtonClickAdmin.com that is worthy of a read. I was asked by Mike to write a post for a series he has been covering titled "True to the Core Series." My post is concerning Admin Productivity and some of the deficiencies around Salesforce.com Admin functionality. Take a look: Core Admin Productivity