We have been using the 2nd Generation Developer Controlled Packages (https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.sfdx_dev.meta/sfdx_dev/sfdx_dev_dev2gp_plan_pkg_types_locked_unlocked.htm) in order to iterate on builds for testing our Lightning Components.

Today we ran into an issue when we tried to utilize a design:attribute (https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.lightning.meta/lightning/components_config_for_app_builder_design_files.htm) and it worked fine in our scratch orgs.

However, when we went to upgrade the package in our target Sandbox org by doing a sfdx force:package2:version:create and sfdx force:package:install, the design component never appeared in the Lightning App Builder, despite being present in the Sandbox org's Developer Console.

Is this a known limitation of package upgrades? Or am I missing something?

  • I'm using Package2 with design attribute and it's working. Can you create a new Package2Version to be sure it's not something that was fixed since you tried ? And then post some of your code maybe if it's still not working ? Mar 20, 2018 at 12:39
  • Right - so it still isn't working. I posted a slimmed-down version of my code in this gist - like stated initially, this works in scratch orgs when i use sfdx force:source:push but does not work when installing packages to a Sandbox org using package2 Mar 20, 2018 at 16:20
  • Does it have to do with the fact that the package is Locked? Mar 20, 2018 at 16:35
  • I'll give it a try. Mar 20, 2018 at 17:00
  • @FabienTaillon i was able to get this to work when I use the install URL -> test.salesforce.com/packaging/installPackage.apexp?p0=04t******** - seems there is some disparity between using the UI and the CLI? or maybe it was just a coincidence that the UI package upgrade worked? Mar 20, 2018 at 21:46

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We figured out the issue. Turns out the aura:attribute referencing the design:attribute needs to have access="global" in order to appear in the Lightning App Builder.

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