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2718135 - Upload of Solution Failed with the Error: Association XYZ is a cross-deployment-unit association


You are trying to upload your solution to the target tenant but the deployment failed with the below error:-

Association XYZ is a cross-deployment-unit association, where XYZ is the association name.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Login to SDK.
  2. Upload the ZIP file of the solution.
  3. Deployment failed with the error.


This is because you have the custom business object (BO-1) belongs to one deployment unit eg. Foundation and you have an association within the custom BO-1 to an another BO (BO-2). Where the BO-2 belongs to an another deployment unit for eg. Customer Relationship Management.

This is a cross-deployment association which is not allowed.


In such cases you can only read values, you cannot change/ assign values. You will have to use a BO which is in the same deployment unit to achieve your requirement.


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