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Dependency Management

sfpowerscripts features commands and functionality that helps in dealing with complexity of defining dependency of unlocked packages. These functionalities are designed considering aspects of a [email protected] project, such as the predominant use of mono repositories in the context of a non-ISV scenarios.
Package dependencies are defined in the sfdx-project.json (Project Manifest). More information on defining package dependencies can be found in the Salesforce docs.
{
"packageDirectories": [
{
"path": "util",
"default": true,
"package": "Expense-Manager-Util",
"versionName": "Winter ‘20",
"versionDescription": "Welcome to Winter 2020 Release of Expense Manager Util Package",
"versionNumber": "4.7.0.NEXT"
},
{
"path": "exp-core",
"default": false,
"package": "ExpenseManager",
"versionName": "v 3.2",
"versionDescription": "Winter 2020 Release",
"versionNumber": "3.2.0.NEXT",
"dependencies": [
{
"package": "ExpenseManager-Util",
"versionNumber": "4.7.0.LATEST"
},
{
"package": "TriggerFramework",
"versionNumber": "1.7.0.LATEST"
},
{
"package": "External Apex Library - 1.0.0.4"
}
]
}
],
"sourceApiVersion": "47.0",
"packageAliases": {
"TriggerFramework": "0HoB00000004RFpLAM",
"Expense Manager - Util": "0HoB00000004CFpKAM",
"External Apex [email protected]": "04tB0000000IB1EIAW",
"Expense Manager": "0HoB00000004CFuKAM"
}
}
Let's unpack the concepts utilizing the above example:
  • There are two unlocked packages
    • Expense Manager - Util is an unlocked package in your DevHub, identifiable by 0H in the packageAlias
    • Expense Manager - another unlocked package which is dependent on ' Expense Manager - Util', 'TriggerFramework' and 'External Apex Library - 1.0.0.4'
  • External Apex Library is an external dependency, it could be a managed package or any unlocked package released on a different Dev Hub. All external package dependencies must be defined with a 04t ID, which can be determined from the installation URL from AppExchange or by contacting your vendor.
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