Complete Salesforce Deployment Guide using Ant Migration Tool

Following are the many tools available for Salesforce deployment like

  1. Change sets (From Salesforce site)
  2. Eclipse (Using “Deploy to force.com server” option in Eclipse)
  3. ANT (Java based tool)

We are going to discuss the ANT based migration, step by step:

Prerequisite:
JDK 1.5 or above

Step 1:
Download ANT distribution from – “http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi

Step 2:
Set Environment variable “ANT_HOME“. The path should be of parent folder of “bin”. Also add the “bin” folder to your path.

Step 3:
Check whether ANT is installed or not properly by running command “ant -version“. It might be possible that you receive message something like unable to find tools.jar. You can copy this jar from “JDK_HOME/lib/tools.jar” to “JRE/lib” folder.