I have an issue where a some reports and a custom report folder were created in production but I need to add them to version control so that it can be properly managed within the source of truth. I have pulled down the metadata and convert it to source where it now resides in the following:


Unfortunately when I attempt to push this to a scratch org like so:

sfdx force:source:push -u test

I get the following error: In field: sharedTo - no User named [email protected] found

The obvious answer seems to be that my email is stored directly in the metadata like so:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ReportFolder xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
        <sharedTo>[email protected]</sharedTo>
    <name>DPC Reports</name>

So how do I work around this? The data setting is stored in the metadata and that value is going to change from org to org so I will have deployment issue every time if the org doesn't contain that user email.

2 Answers 2


If you really need a user and folder permissions then execute the below command to create a user in the scratch org with same username before you run sfdx force:source:push

sfdx force:user:create [email protected] email=<emailofuser>

Alternatively you can make it public Folder just to get the scratch org creation going .

To do this modify your metaxml for ReportFolder as below

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <ReportFolder xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
      <name>DPC Reports</name>

In your PROD org or packaging you can manually turn on Sharing via config.

  • Anyway to get around the following error? ERROR: There are no available user licenses for the user profile "Standard User" Mar 3, 2018 at 0:45
  • Sounds like you don't have enough license for that .How many users have you created in scratch org ?Scratch orgs have limited licenses Mar 3, 2018 at 0:46
  • There is a pilot program for org shape, you can use that to get an org replica of your PROD org . Mar 3, 2018 at 0:50
  • I'm in the pilot and I'm using it effectively but this is not something that it handles. The users created have a randomly generated alpha# and domain is replaced with "example.com" like this [email protected] Mar 14, 2018 at 21:36
  • Actually that is the username... the email is just domain replacement: [email protected] Mar 14, 2018 at 21:41

You could first pull up data from your production using sfdx tree export commands and some admin users and/or since you're getting in to issues while creating new users as suggested by Mohith in his answer above for the time being you could open up a text-editor like Sublime and find and replace all occurrences in all files inside src folder of [email protected] with your scratch org username.

I know it's not the most elegant solution out there but at least gets rid of the deployment errors. If you're using a CI system, you could configure a shell script to do the same for you.

For advanced uses you could come up with a regex for matching *@mydomain.com and then replace all the occurrences with a single click. Sublime's find and replace features are really mature and could help you with this in minutes.

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