I am having a problem deploying a new object to either Prod or another Sandbox with Eclipse. The error is very strange, saying "Entity objectname__c not found". It doesn't make sense because I am trying to ADD the new object, so of course it's not going to be able to find it.
I have stripped down the deployment to the bare bones in an attempt to eliminate every possible problem such as validation rules referring to another object which isn't there ; or lookup fields doing the same thing. I am basically just trying to add a custom object with about 4 or 5 text fields on it.
I'm able to deploy the same object by using Change Sets.
I've tried it with several other objects (which were also very basic objects) and have gotten the same error ; but I have been successful with a newly created object. In all cases I was adding a new object, not modifying an already existing one.
Is there possibly a setting or something else with an object which could be causing this?
Has anybody else ever had this happen? If so, what was the problem?