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Improved filter/sort options for components in outbound change set creation


The outbound change set feature is a great way to promote functionality from sandbox to production.  Especially for those of us who are less comfortable with the IDE.  However, when creating a change set which includes many custom components from the same custom object, the process becomes VERY click intensive.

For example, we have over 1,000 custom fields (across 60+ custom objects) in our instance of SFDC.  When we select "custom field" as the component we wish to add to the change set, our only options to manage the list size are:
1. Sort alpha by field name and filter by first letter
2. Sort alpha by object - but no filter option

Option 1 results in a click intesive selction process which involves landing on the correct letter of the alphabet and then clicking next to cycle through results until we find the desired field.  Lather, rinse and repeat for as many fields as we need to add.  In our most recent change set, there were 32 fields.  Ugh!

Option 2 is even worse than option 1 because you can't filter by the first letter of the object name.  You can only sort by the object name column (either ascending or descending) and then click next to cycle through results until you get to the desired field(s).  If you can't select all the fields you need in the current result set then you're forced to select those that are visible, add them and then begin the sort and next rythm all over again.  A vicious cycle...

Bandaid Idea
Provide the ability to filter a list of custom fields (or other components) by the first letter of the custom object name to reduce dependence on the "next" button.

Even Better Idea
Provide the ability to select the specific custom object from which you wish to select custom components.  Augment the current click path so that someone would click "Add Component" then select the component type (custom field, for example) then select the custom object and finally select from a discreet list of fields related to that object.

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