I have a problem with deploying a new Big Object to my ORG. My problem is related to this step in Salesforce Trailheads. I'm trying to deploy a big object from challenge but it's not working. In workbench I'm not getting any errors. Just a success response with value Created = FALSE. The same happens when I try to deploy big object from the step's example.

Any ideas? Did you deploy any Big Object successfully? Can I get any working example?

@glls You should firstly read till the end. Then you will understand about what I'm asking for...

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    – glls
    Commented Oct 21, 2017 at 1:25

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My friend found a solution for problems with deployment of big objects (Thanks Pawel!).

You need to create proper structure of folders/components in your ZIP file.


objects / Rider_History__b.object

permissionSets / Rider_History__b.permissionSet



The structure of the folders and components within them is very critical. Some of the things to take care of should be,

  1. The package.xml should always be at the root level of the folder.
  2. The Object should go under the objects folder and the permission set should be in the permissionsets folder.
  3. Once done, compress the file (zip it)
  4. Use the metadata deploy option through workbench to try the deployment first. Use "Check Only" option to make sure nothing is going wrong.
  5. Make sure you check the 'Single Package' option as well.
  6. The final result normally would look like a tree structure and you should be able to check if the deployment passed or failed (along with the reason, if it failed)

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