Resources Command Group
The resources command group will allow you to manage Configuration as Code (CaC) resources in your Yext accounts. Much of the configuration and setup of your Yext account is actually stored in JSON configuration files that can be modified programmatically through the CLI or Admin Console. This provides you, as developers, a high level of flexibility to manage your account’s resources in whatever way makes the most sense with your existing applications.
There are three major commands in this command group:
pull - Save Configuration as Code resources from a Yext account to your local machine in a directory structure
apply - Configure a Yext account with Configuration as Code resources stored on your local machine
diff - Show the diff between the resources in a Yext account and your local version
How do these commands all fit together? If you think about this in the context of a workflow, you would want to:
yext initto initialize your account
yext resources pull [DESTINATION-DIR]to pull your account’s configuration files locally.
- Make modifications to files or add new files on your machine
yext resources diff [SOURCE-DIR](optionally) to review your changes
yext resources apply [SOURCE-DIR]to update your account
You can follow along in our Getting Started with Updating CaC Resources via CLI guide.
Common Use Cases
You can combine these commands to do things like:
- Copy configuration from your Sandbox account to your Production account
- Populate a Sandbox testing account with production configuration
- Save your Yext account’s configuration to revert to later on