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Is it possible to copy a ContentVersion image associated with one record so that the copy is associated with a different record?

Code below gives me the following Execute Anonymous error.:

Line: 12, Column: 1 System.DmlException: Insert failed. First exception on row 0; first error: INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_ON_CROSS_REFERENCE_ENTITY, Content cannot be inserted as a child of record 00641000009ZlV3.: [FirstPublishLocationId]

Opportunity opp; //original Opportunity record
Opportunity oppCopy; //copy of opp record with different id

for (ContentVersion img : [SELECT Id, Checksum, ContentDocumentId, ContentLocation, ContentModifiedById, ContentModifiedDate, ContentSize,  FileExtension, FileType, FirstPublishLocationId, IsAssetEnabled, IsLatest, IsMajorVersion, NegativeRatingCount, Origin, OwnerId, PathOnClient, PositiveRatingCount, PublishStatus, RatingCount, ReasonForChange, SharingOption, Title, VersionData, VersionNumber 
                           FROM ContentVersion 
                           WHERE FirstPublishLocationId =: opp.Id])
{
    insert new ContentVersion(Title = img.Title, PathOnClient = img.PathOnClient, 
                              VersionData = img.VersionData, 
                              FirstPublishLocationId = oppCopy.Id);
}
  • how you are creating this contentversion record? – Santanu Boral Apr 4 '17 at 5:12
  • The original record was created by uploading an image to an opportunity record directly into Salesforce. Looking at this record via SOQL, I see the FirstPublishLocationId corresponds to the Opportunity Id it was uploaded to. – DHG Apr 4 '17 at 13:42
  • N.B. you have DML inside a for loop - not good practice for bulk operations. That said, I would insert the new ContentVersion w/o FirstPublishedId and then construct ContentDocumentLinks between the new ContentVersion and oppCopy as that better mimics the way Files are associated with sobjects – cropredy Apr 5 '17 at 3:26
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The below code works without throwing any errors: -

 ContentVersion  cont =[SELECT Checksum,ContentDocumentId,ContentLocation,ContentSize,ContentUrl,Description,FileExtension,FileType,FirstPublishLocationId,Id,IsAssetEnabled,IsDeleted,Origin,OwnerId,PathOnClient,PublishStatus,RatingCount,ReasonForChange,SharingOption,Title,VersionData,VersionNumber FROM ContentVersion WHERE ContentDocumentId = '06990000003Cq5V'];

 ContentVersion newcont = new ContentVersion();
 newcont.Title  = cont.Title;
 newcont.PathOnClient  = cont.PathOnClient;
 newcont.VersionData = cont.VersionData;
 newcont.FirstPublishLocationId  = cont.FirstPublishLocationId;

insert newcont;

But you are facing the issue because you are using Opportunity Id in "FirstPublishLocationId" field.

Per the description in the SOAP API documentation the FirstPublishLocationId field is the:

""" ID of the location where the version was first published. If the version is first published into a user's personal library or My Files, the field will contain the ID of the user who owns the personal library or My Files. If the first version is published into a public library, the field will contain the ID of that library.

This field is only set the first time a version is published via the API. It isn't set when a version is published in Salesforce CRM Content or uploaded in Salesforce Files or. After the version is published, it is a read-only field.

If you don't set a FirstPublishLocationId via the API, this field defaults to the user's personal library, unless Origin is set to H, then this field defaults to My Files. """ https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api.meta/api/sforce_api_objects_contentversion.htm

Taking this into consideration when setting the FirstPublishLocationId should resolve the issue you're experiencing.

  • It looks like you are associating your copied ContentVersion to the same PublishLocation. I am trying to associate the copy to a different record. I had previously uploaded a file to my Opportunity and using SOQL can see the original upload has this Opportunity Id for its FirstPublishLocationId. It's odd to me I can't use another Opportunity's Id here – DHG Apr 4 '17 at 12:40
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Insufficient Access would indicate that the user might not have permission on the field/record. Does it produce this error with a user that has "view all data" permission? Also, is the class that's executing utilizing the "with sharing" keyword? If so, what happens when you remove "with sharing" from the class?

  • I'm logged in with a System Administrator profile, which has View All Data enabled. Additionally, the 2 opportunity records I'm working with were created by me. I just put the above code into the Execute Anonymous window in the Developer Console, so there isn't a class containing this yet. – DHG Apr 4 '17 at 2:59

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