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Ability to obtain the Production Org ID a Sandbox was created from

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As an ISV, we get installs into both Production systems and Sandbox systems. After Summer 14, we will begin to get License records from Sandbox systems too. Sandbox systems are tricky because a license may come to us for 2 different reasons:
  1. Sandbox was refereshed from Production with our app already in it
  2. Our app was installed directly into a Sandbox org
For #1 above, this is not likely a new Opportunity for us because we should know about the production org the Sandbox came from.
For #2 above, this is likely a new Opportunity for us because it's a new install to a Sandbox system. (Larger organizations tend to test first in Sandbox)

The bottom line is that we should be able to know the difference between #1 and #2 above. One way to do that would be to provide the Production Org ID a Sandbox came from. I could see this occurring in 1 or 2 ways:
  • Add a new field to the Organization table (or somewhere) that would allow anyone to know, for certain, this is a Sandbox AND the Org ID it came from (preferred solution because it'd benefit more than just ISVs)
  • Add this information to the License Manager. Again, one of two ways, but the first would be good enough because ISVs  could implement the 2nd ourselve.
    • Add a field for Production Org ID to the license.
    • Add logic to License Manager that would link a Sandbox License to its Production license via a recursive lookup field
There you have it. 

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