Configuring the Salesforce CLI (Command Line Interface) on Mac can seem like a tedious task. However, it doesn’t have to be! There are simple steps you can follow to ensure that your Salesforce CLI is configured correctly for Mac. This post will outline the steps needed to successfully configure the Salesforce CLI on Mac.
The Salesforce CLI is a powerful tool that helps you develop, customize, and enhance your Salesforce applications. The CLI offers several commands that can be used to create, configure, update, deploy, and delete metadata components. The Salesforce CLI can be used on both Windows and Mac operating systems.
This guide will walk you through the steps you need to take to configure the Salesforce CLI for Mac.
Download the Salesforce DX CLI
Download from https://developer.salesforce.com/tools/sfdxcli and install it as any other mac application
Check installation. Open your terminal and type:
$ sfdx version $ sfdx help
You can ask for help on an specific command. For example, let’s ask how auth command works:
$ sfdx auth --help
Authenticate the Salesforce CLI.
$ sfdx auth
$ auth web login
Follow the OAuth steps. This will open a browser window from which you can log in. Once you’re done, you can use the. rest of the commands available in the SFDX CLI tool.
Once the authentication is done, you can close the tab and go to the command line to see:
$ Successfully authorized firstname.lastname@example.org with org ID 00A9V000001wCajUAB
To start downloading metadata c reate Salesforce DX project in your local machine:
$ sfdx force:project:create -n myProject --manifest
The above command will create the default project structure for a typical Salesforce DX project.
Now let’s download one Apex class:
$ sfdx force:source:retrieve -m "ApexClass:MyApexClass" -u email@example.com
Now let’s make some modifications to your Apex class to deploy the changes to your dev org. Type:
$ sfdx force:source:deploy -m "ApexClass:MyApexClass" -u firstname.lastname@example.org
Configure Visual Studio Code to use Salesforce CLI
There are several Visual Studio Code plugins available to make it easier to use Salesforce CLI in your development process. You can install these plugins and configure them to use your Salesforce org.
Take a look at this guide to configure it: https://www.apexhours.com/how-to-setup-visual-studio-code-for-salesforce/
How to update the Salesforce CLI
$ sfdx update