sfp is a purpose-built cli tool used predominantly in a modular salesforce project.

A project utilizing sfp implements the following concepts.


In an sfp-powered Salesforce project, "Domains" represent distinct business capabilities. A project can encompass multiple domains, and each domain may include various sub-domains. Domains are not explicitly declared within sfp but are conceptually organized through "Release Configs"

A package (synonymous with modules) is a container that groups related metadata together. A package would contain components such as objects, fields, apex, flows and more, allowing these elements to be easily installed, upgraded and managed as a single unit. A package is defined as a directory in your project repository and is defined by an entry in sfdx-project.json

An artifact represents a versioned snapshot of a package at a specific point in time. It includes the source code from the package directory (as specified in sfdx-project.json), along with metadata about the version, change logs, and other relevant details. Artifacts are the deployable units in the sfp framework, ensuring consistency and traceability across the development lifecycle. When sfp is integrated into a Salesforce project, it centralizes around the following key essential process

Building' refers to the creation of an artifact from a package. Utilizing the build command, sfp facilitates the generation of artifacts for each package in your repository. This process encapsulates the package's source code and metadata into a versioned artifact ready for installation.

Publishing a domain involves the process of publishing the artifacts generated by the build command into an artifact repository. This is the storage area where the artifacts are fetched for releases, rollback, etc.

Releasing a domain

Releasing an domain involves the process of promoting, installing a collection of artifacts to a higher org such as production, generating an associated changelog for the domain. This process is driven by the release command along with a release definition.

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