Conflict Resolution in Copado

Updated 3 months ago by Copado Solutions

When there are multiple developers contributing to the same project, oftentimes there are merge conflicts, specially given that Salesforce metadata is mostly based on XML and Git handling of those file types is not optimal.

Copado will always try to do a Git merge first to combine changes with an existing version of a file. However, when a Git merge is not possible, Copado offers several options to handle these conflicts:

  1. Copado Conflict Auto-Resolution (aka Auto Resolve): Copado will auto-resolve conflicts with a certain logic depending on the selections and user story order. For more information about this type of conflict resolution, please check out the article Conflict Resolution with Git Integration.
  2. Online Conflict Resolution: This feature allows you to exclude specific file types from Auto Resolve, and manually resolve those conflicts during the user story promotion process.

In order to avoid manual work in future promotions, Copado will apply the resolution again, if it finds the same conflict (Smart Conflict Resolutions). For more information about online conflict resolution, please check out the article Online Conflict Resolution. If you want to learn more about smart conflict resolution, please take a look at Smart Conflict Resolution.


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