I want to insert ContentVersion as a non-Admin Profile/User. When I run the code below I get the error below. I tried to clone the System Administrator profile and call it nonAdmin, that did not work. I gave all the related CRUD permissions to the user: ContentVersion, Document and ContentDocument, same error.


    insert new ContentVersion(


System.DmlException: Insert failed. First exception on row 0; first error: FIELD_CUSTOM_VALIDATION_EXCEPTION, You do not have permission to upload files.: []

EDIT: Solution

It was a Trigger preventing the insertion.


FIELD_CUSTOM_VALIDATION_EXCEPTION implies there is either a custom validation rule on the object or trigger having some validation (using addError on the field) and this is not due to platform out of box error or a process stopping insertion of content object. To get it running look into the validation rules and create your test data so that it successfully bypasses the validation rule.

  • I have no validation rules on the ContentVersion object. And it works when I run it as an Admin. – Tredecies Oct 1 at 4:09
  • Other thing i can think of is a permission named "Select Files from Salesforce". Do you have this enabled or disabled on the profile ? – Mohith Shrivastava Oct 1 at 4:13
  • Thanks @mohith-shrivastava, it was a trigger preventing me from inserting. – Tredecies Oct 1 at 4:17
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    updated answer to be more precise with triggers also . – Mohith Shrivastava Oct 1 at 4:18

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