Model & Field "Usage" listing, Object and Field Name Updating

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There are plenty of times when I'm building that I'll have an orphaned or unused model or field. Mostly on fields.

I'd like to be able to see a list of everywhere each is used in the page. That way I can better manage changes to their names in Salesforce and how to fix the page accordingly. I know it's relatively easy in XML, but working with XML isn't all that elegant.

Also, once I'm done building a page, if their are fields I never ended up using, I could then remove them from the model to make loading faster. A bracketed (#OfTimesUsed) beside each would be awesome.

Taking this another step further, it would be nice to be able replace orphaned fields with the new field name. I expect this to be a little tricky since the XML doesn't dynamically update itself based on the name in the model. Further to that, doing a find and replace in the XML would require find and replace on both quoted "Field_Name__c", templated <<#Field_Name__c>> and who knows what else.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Yup Pat - this sort of "page audit" feature has been bounced around several times over beers on Friday afternoon. Skuid is a really great prototyping tool, but it is not exactly easy to clean up the evidence of your "wrong turns" and "false starts"