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Salesforce validation errors

In this section we use our technical knowledge and expertise of dealing with various Salesforce validation errors, and present you with as detailed as possible guidelines on how to resolve them. Sometimes, we may only be aware of functional workarounds. Please note that because validation errors are reported directly by Salesforce, Gearset support may not be able to help you resolve all of them!


Resolving common validation errors related to 'Experience Bundle' metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "A Recipe must specify a Dataflow" on WaveRecipe metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "An approval process can't be active until it has at least one approval step"
Resolving validation errors - "Cannot find a user that matches any of the following usernames: <xxx>; remove the user from the component being deployed or create a matching user in the destination organization."
Resolving validation errors - "Cannot modify managed object" on PermissionSet metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "Cannot set sharingModel to ControlledByParent on a CustomObject without a MasterDetail relationship field"
Resolving validation errors - "Cannot specify a gender for a gender neutral language"
Resolving validation errors - "Cannot specify: inlineHelpText for platform event field"
Resolving validation errors - "Cannot use field:WhatId in RelatedContent section." on Layout metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "ControlledByParent is not a valid sharing model for Asset"
Resolving validation errors - "Control field value <xxx> not found, valid values are <yyy>"
Resolving validation errors - "Couldn't locate layout section: <xxx> in layout <yyy>"
Resolving validation errors - "CustomApplication - You specified one or more duplicate ProfileActionOverride values."
Resolving validation errors - "Custom metadata type "XXX_mdt" is not available in this organization"
Resolving validation errors - "Duplicate label <xxx>" for deployment with Global Value Set metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "Failure DestructiveChanges.xml"
Resolving validation errors - "Field: field, value <xxx> appears more than once"
Resolving validation errors - "In field: QuickAction - no QuickAction named <xxx> found"
Resolving validation errors - "In field: field - no CustomField named <xxx> found" on Profile metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "In field: report - no Report named <xxx> found" on Dashboard metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_ON_CROSS_REFERENCE_ENTITY: insufficient access rights on cross-reference id: "xxx""
Resolving validation errors - "invalid cross reference id" for Custom application metadata
Resolving validation errors - "Invalid element reference <xxx> not found for target"
Resolving validation errors - "Invalid field name <xxx>" on Report metadata type
Resolving validation errors - "INVALID_TYPE: Cannot use: WorkflowRule in this organization"
Resolving validation errors - "Must Specify a Non-Empty Label for the Custom Object"
Resolving validation errors - "No more than 10 columns may be specified in lookupPhoneDialogsAdditionalFields"
Resolving validation errors - "One of the objects selected for your roll-up summary uses dated exchange rates and the other object does not. Roll-up summary fields can only summarize values of currency fields if both objects convert values (...)"
Resolving validation errors - Once an approval process has been activated, you cannot add or remove steps. Please create a new approval process from this one for modification. You may only delete an approval process that has no data records associated..."
Resolving validation errors - "Permission <xxx> depends on permission(s): <yyy>"
Resolving validation errors - "Picklist value: <xxx> in picklist: <yyy> not found."
Resolving validation errors - "RecordType (Screen Component) - inputsOnNextNavToAssocScm isn't supported for fieldType <xxx>"
Resolving validation errors - "Test only deployment cannot update a field from a Lookup to MasterDetail"
Resolving validation errors - "Test only deployment cannot update a field from a MasterDetail to Lookup"
Resolving validation errors - "The approver null has an invalid type. Replace PreviousApprover with a valid enumeration value"
Resolving validation errors - "The field apiVersion can't be "<xxx>""
Resolving validation errors - "There is more than one instance identifier with the same name <xxx>"
Resolving validation errors - "The sharing calculation you requested can't be processed right now...".
Resolving UNKNOWN errors - "UNKNOWN_EXCEPTION: An unexpected error occurred. Please include this ErrorId if you contact support:
Resolving validation errors - "Unsupported custom field type conversion attempted."
Resolving validation errors - "You can't edit tab settings for <xxx>, as it's not a valid tab." - where <xxx> refers to a specific Custom object
Resolving validation errors - "You may not modify the permission <xxx> while editing a Standard Profile"
Resolving validation errors - "<xxx> does not exist or is not a valid override for action <yyy>"
Resolving validation errors - "<xxx> is not a valid condition field for : <yyy>" on Duplicate Rule metadata type
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