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Files are 'deleted' with no reason

Files are 'deleted' with no reason

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    Posted 11 Dec 2017 and edited 12 Dec 2017


    I have a real serious problem here since a couple of days. In the static resources map of our project are a lot of files including several zip files. Welkin suite constantly thinks that I have made changes in 3 of these zipfiles and builds 'new' versions, but these new uploaded zipfiles are empty, so the project is totally f*cked up. These zipfiles usually contain a lot of style sheets, icons, images, etc. I have no clue why this is happening. I even don't make any changes in these files at all. I work in classes and as soon as I press F5 I see in the Output window ' has changed' and then uploads a new empty file again. It worked for years without any problems, but since last thursday or friday or so I have this problem. I already have deleted the whole project and recreated the solution and project, but the problem still exists. If I check the staticresources map on my harddrive I can see somehow the meta.xml files are gone for these files. Maybe that's why tws thinks the files are changed? By why are these files deleted?

    Help, this is really frustrating.


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      Posted 12 Dec 2017

      Hi Frank,

      Thank you for contacting us with this issue.

      Our developers have found a reason for deleting static resource files, and they are already are working on solving it.

      This is related to retrieving updated files from your organization right after the build process - the IDE automatically gets back an information about the updated files to save all the data from Salesforce like Last Modification Date, hashsums, etc. As a result of our investigation, we have found that during the saving process for this information the IDE doesn't replace these files with the updates information but delete them.

      We are going to release a hotfix version of the IDE tomorrow and this version will include a fix for this issue.

      In addition, we will investigate why some of the statics are included in the build process even when you didn't change them. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

      Best Regards,


      Kate Dulko
      Customer Relations

      The Welkin Suite

      twitter: @KateDulko
      skype id: d_katerina



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