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Installing ANT Migration Tool for windows - Salesforce

ANT Migration Tool for Windows- Salesforce

Installing ANT Migration Tool for windows - Salesforce
The Force.com Migration Tool is a Java/Ant-based command-line utility for moving metadata between a local directory and a Salesforce org.



Prerequisites for Using the Force.com Migration Tool

1) Java   Java 1.7 or later is recommended as it works with latest TLS Security Protocol.

To check the version installed on your system, open command prompt and type  java -version and press enter. The outcome of the command should be as the snapshot below:


Installing ANT Migration Tool for windows - Salesforce

To install Java, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html and get the latest version of the Java JDK. When you’re finished with the installation, verify by typing java -version at a command prompt.

2) ANT  To check if the Apache ANT is installed, open command prompt and type ant -version and press enter. 


Installing ANT Migration Tool for windows - Salesforce


To download Apache ANT , click on  apache-ant-1.9.7-bin.zip. Extract the zip on your c:\ drive.




Defining Environment variable
User variables

ANT_HOME : ant location [ex: C:\ant]
JAVA_HOME : jdk location [ Ex: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_20;]
This complete the installation process.

To learn how to use it for deployment , click using Ant Deployment tool for Migration

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