I'm trying to deploy my objects from VS Code to Prod. All my object is in Source format. But when I try to deploy, I get below error :

sf:INVALID_OPERATION: INVALID_OPERATION: testLevel of NoTestRun cannot be used in production organizations

And if I give RunLocalTest command it gives below error:

ERROR running force:source:deploy: ERROR: This command doesn't support wildcards. Remove the wildcard, and run the command again. See --help for examples.

Here is my command which I'm trying to run for Prod deployment

sfdx force:source:deploy --sourcepath /Users/salesforceDeveloper/Desktop/SFDC Project/Prod Migration/force-app/main/default/objects -l RunLocalTests -u TargetEnv

Also is there any command using which I can only validate my component in Prod?


  • instead of -l RunLocalTests, try RunAllTests option
    – Remario
    Commented Apr 22, 2020 at 0:23

1 Answer 1


You have a space in your file path, so the CLI thinks you're trying to add multiple paths. Make sure you either quote:

"/Users/salesforceDeveloper/Desktop/SFDC Project/Prod Migration/force-app/main/default/objects"

Or backslash escape:

/Users/salesforceDeveloper/Desktop/SFDC\ Project/Prod\ Migration/force-app/main/default/objects

Or ideally, move the folder to a place without spaces. They tend to cause problems wherever you go. I recommend something like /workspace/salesforce/migration or something like that.

To verify only, use -c as a parameter:

sfdx force:source:deploy -p force-app/ -c -w 100 -l RunLocalTests -u targetOrg

I also recommend a wait time (-w 100) so that you can get feedback when the deployment is finished. If you don't use this parameter, you need to run force:source:deploy:report later, which is usually just annoying.

  • Okay so just to validate my components I have to use -c Commented Apr 22, 2020 at 10:00
  • Now instead of using whole path, I'm running the command from project folder Commented Apr 22, 2020 at 10:01

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