Saleforces's Metadata API is used to assit developers with retrieving, deploying, creating, updating, or deleting customized information. This can be such things as custom object definitions and page layouts for organizations. The Salesforce Metadata API is meant to be used for management of customizations and building tools to assist in managing the metadata mode.
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