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Rebecca Hendricks 9Rebecca Hendricks 9 

Custom Big Objects - Creating XML and Object files

I'm new to developing in Salesforce and am working on the Define Custom Big Objects unit in Trailhead.  I understand that I'm supposed to make Rider_History__b.object file as well as a rider_history.permissionset and package.xml file.  However, I don't know how to actually begin the process on how to get these files created.

I understand that once it's created I can then use the Workbench to upload the zip file into my trailhead environment, but I can't do that until after the files have actually been created.  How do I do that????  Is it done in an Apex class? Or is it done as a different type of item in the Developer Console? Or is it done a completely different way.

Remember, I'm a newb when it comes to this stuff, so you may need to be a bit more specific than with a more experienced developer.
Prashant Pandey07Prashant Pandey07
Hi Rebecca,

To create the xml file you don't have to use any apex class just open notepad++ and create the object file/permissionset and package.xml file.

make sure you put all the file in one folder and the object file extension should be "Your file Name" .OBJECT and the permissionset should be "you permissionset name"..permissionset.

Object File...
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>  
<CustomObject xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">  
   <deploymentStatus>Deployed</deploymentStatus>  
   <fields>  
     <fullName>Start_Location_Lat__c</fullName>  
     <label>Start Location Latitude</label>  
     <required>false</required>  
     <type>Number</type>  
     <unique>false</unique>  
     <scale>4</scale>  
     <precision>7</precision>  
   </fields>  
   <fields>  
     <fullName>Start_Location_Long__c</fullName>  
     <label>Start Location Longitude</label>  
     <required>false</required>  
     <type>Number</type>  
     <unique>false</unique>  
     <scale>4</scale>  
     <precision>7</precision>  
   </fields>  
   <fields>  
     <fullName>Start_Time__c</fullName>  
     <label>Start Time</label>  
     <required>True</required>  
     <type>DateTime</type>  
     </fields>  
   <fields>  
     <fullName>End_Time__c</fullName>  
     <label>End Time</label>  
     <required>false</required>  
     <type>DateTime</type>  
     </fields>  
   <fields>  
     <fullName>Service_Type__c</fullName>  
     <label>Service Type</label>  
     <length>16</length>  
     <required>false</required>  
     <type>Text</type>  
     <unique>false</unique>  
   </fields>  
   <fields>  
     <fullName>Rider_Account__c</fullName>  
     <label>Rider Account</label>  
     <length>16</length>  
     <required>true</required>  
     <type>Text</type>  
     <unique>false</unique>  
   </fields>  
   <fields>  
     <fullName>Rider_Rating__c</fullName>  
     <label>Rider Rating</label>  
     <required>false</required>  
     <type>Number</type>  
     <unique>false</unique>  
     <scale>1</scale>  
     <precision>2</precision>  
   </fields>  
   <indexes>  
     <fullName>Rider_History_Index</fullName>  
     <label>Rider History Index</label>  
     <fields>  
       <name>Rider_Account__c</name>  
       <sortDirection>DESC</sortDirection>  
     </fields>  
     <fields>  
       <name>Start_Time__c</name>  
       <sortDirection>ASC</sortDirection>  
     </fields>  
   </indexes>  
   <label>Rider History</label>  
   <pluralLabel>Rider Historys</pluralLabel>  
</CustomObject>

PermissionSet File
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>  
<PermissionSet xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">  
<label>Rider History Big Object</label>  
 <fieldPermissions>  
     <editable>true</editable>  
     <field>Rider_History__b.Start_Location_Lat__c</field>  
     <readable>true</readable>  
   </fieldPermissions>  
   <fieldPermissions>  
     <editable>true</editable>  
     <field>Rider_History__b.Start_Location_Long__c</field>  
     <readable>true</readable>  
   </fieldPermissions>  
   <fieldPermissions>  
     <editable>true</editable>  
     <field>Rider_History__b.End_Time__c</field>  
     <readable>true</readable>  
   </fieldPermissions>  
   <fieldPermissions>  
     <editable>true</editable>  
     <field>Rider_History__b.Service_Type__c</field>  
     <readable>true</readable>  
   </fieldPermissions>  
   <fieldPermissions>  
     <editable>true</editable>  
     <field>Rider_History__b.Rider_Rating__c</field>  
     <readable>true</readable>  
   </fieldPermissions>   
</PermissionSet>

Package.XML File
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>  
<Package xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">  
   <types>  
     <members>*</members>  
     <name>CustomObject</name>  
   </types>  
   <types>  
     <members>*</members>  
     <name>PermissionSet</name>  
   </types>  
   <version>41.0</version>  
</Package>

Object File 
Object File

PermissionSet File 

Permissionset
 
Gabriel Patrick SalasGabriel Patrick Salas
OK so i was able to solve the problem declaratively WITHOUT workbench so fast.....here are the steps


1. setup - Big Objects
2. Click New to create a big object. 
3. and plugin all the challenge requirements manually rather than using work bench or xml files. 

this will literally take 5 mins lol 

this is by far the best answer. trust me.

you're welcome.