I am trying to deploy an application from a sandbox to production. Validation of the inbound change fails. When I view the reasons for the failure I see there are five headings in the Component Deployment Results table: API Name, Type, Line, Column, Problem.

The line and column headings give me some hope there could be some logs available that will let me decipher the somewhat cryptic Problem statement (this is a dashboard issue) which says:

The values of chartSummary and/or groupingColumn are not compatible with the autoselectColumnsFromReport mode for Metric

Is there a log that I can look at?
If not, how would I determine which particular element of the dashboard is causing me problems here?


  • While I can't help you on where to look to solve your issue, I believe the line & column are mostly to reference apex/visualforce related errors, referencing which parts of test have failed. Sep 19, 2012 at 8:47
  • @Sdry - Thanks for your comment. I should have noted in my original question that I haven't actually written an Apex code or VisualForce pages for this deployment, although this could have created an error in existing code, I suppose.
    – Joe
    Sep 19, 2012 at 9:10
  • So what was the issue and what was the fix @Joe ??
    – goabhigo
    Jun 3, 2019 at 23:17

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OK. The line and column in this particular case (a dashboard) refers to the metadata xml file for the dashboard that can be accessed through the Force.com IDE.

If the error had been for a trigger or some other Apex code, the line and column would obviously refer directly to the line and column of the Apex code.

  • Have you ever used the line and column to diagnose a deployment problem with a dashboard or other metadata component? How useful is it? Sep 21, 2012 at 15:20

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