We have our org configured with person accounts, and have the Health Cloud managed package installed.

The Health Cloud managed package adds a field HealthCloudGA__Gender__c to the PersonAccount object.

On the Account/Contact object, we have added to the values in the picklist for this field. As in we have gone to Object Manager > Contact > Fields and Relationships > Gender > Values > added a value.

We have then made a custom recordtype for a person account, and version controlled it. In that record type, we reference one of the custom values we added to the picklist:



When we try to deploy this metadata to a new scratch org, we get:

Picklist value: ND in picklist: HealthCloudGA__Gender__pc not found

Here's where I'm stuck. I can't figure out how to retrieve these custom picklist values via sfdx. I've tried all sorts of combinations of things like:

sfdx force:source:retrieve -m 'StandardValueSet:AccountGender'
sfdx force:source:retrieve -m 'StandardValueSet:ContactGender'
sfdx force:source:retrieve -m 'ValueSet:ContactGender'
sfdx force:source:retrieve -m 'StandardValueSet:PersonAccountGender'
sfdx force:source:retrieve -m 'StandardValueSet:PersonAccountMemberGender'

And many more combinations. How can I use sfdx to retrieve the values in this picklist, so that we may deploy our custom record types?

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    Could be because it's managed, but does this work? sfdx force:source:retrieve -m CustomField:Account.HealthCloudGA__Gender__pc or Contact.HealthCloudGA__Gender__c
    – alesremta
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:46
  • Or just -m CustomObject:Contact / Account
    – alesremta
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:48
  • Also, you'll have to have the package installed in the scratch org
    – alesremta
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:49

1 Answer 1


The comment on the original question pointed me in the right direction. Retrieving the field, not the value set, allowed for deploying this to a sandbox. I ran:

sfdx force:source:retrieve -m CustomField:Contact.HealthCloudGA__Gender__c

(Person account fields ending in __pc must be retrieved from the contact as __c)

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