I am trying to deploy some profiles to an environment but it is failing. The error states In field: application - no CustomApplication named standard__DataAssessment found. The metadata entry is included below. This is not actually a custom application but I cannot figure out what configuration it refers to.


Note: Both environments are on Summer 16. Both environments have the same Packages installed.

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It refers to an Application deployed in a managed package that must have been installed in the org at some point. standard__ is the namespace and DataAssessment the App.

  • Thanks for the reply. I confirmed that both the source and destination environments have the same packages installed which makes the error even more confusing. Jun 21, 2016 at 15:24
  • How are you deploying? Is it referenced in packages.xml? If so, can you just remove it since the package can't be installed.... Jun 21, 2016 at 18:14
  • It's referenced in Profiles. I will have to remove the xml entries from the Profiles going forward but we have a strict deploy process that does not make it easy to make these changes on the fly. We are deploying using Ant/Jenkins. Jun 21, 2016 at 21:02
  • did you managed to fix this? i am encountering this post upgrade to winter 18 and trying to metadata from summer
    – OK999
    Sep 14, 2017 at 17:23

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