Following are the many tools available for Salesforce deployment like
- Change sets (From Salesforce site)
- Eclipse (Using “Deploy to force.com server” option in Eclipse)
- ANT (Java based tool)
We are going to discuss the ANT based migration, step by step:
JDK 1.5 or above
Download ANT distribution from – “http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi”
Set Environment variable “ANT_HOME“. The path should be of parent folder of “bin”. Also add the “bin” folder to your path.
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.