Update (6/6/22): Just encountered this error again. I swear it comes back to taunt me every few months, then goes away just as randomly. Am I missing some documentation somewhere that explains what this means, or what I'm supposed to do? Since when do SFDX CLI commands involve an ID? Since when do I need to start a 'new job' to issue a sfdx force:source:deploy command? aaargh

Attempting to do deployments from SFDX. The same command line that worked just fine last night is now failing this morning.

Attempts such as

sfdx force:source:deploy -c -p force-app/main/default


sfdx force:source:deploy -c -x package.xml

return the same error:

ERROR running force:source:deploy: Metadata API request failed: The deploy operation is missing a job ID. Initialize an operation with an ID, or start a new job.

I can find no results on google explaining this error or what the fix is. Dev documentation doesn't show any sfdx commands related to initializing a job ID (I thought those were assigned automatically?), or starting a new job (I thought that's what running a new deployment command was?).

I ran the exact same command to the same org last night and it deployed successfully.

I updated SFDX to the latest version, no effect.

I can use the sfdx force:source:retrieve command successfully as well.

Anyone see this error before?

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    If you look for ~/.sfdx/stash.json file - does it contain a jobId? Mar 25, 2022 at 17:01
  • @KrisGoncalves there does not appear to be a stash.json file in that directory, just a sfdx-config.json
    – smohyee
    Mar 28, 2022 at 21:21
  • sfdx-config.json is in your repo directory. I'm talking about looking, if on windows, in your C:\Users\YourUser\.sfdx folder. I believe that file, stash.json is where the tool stores job Ids so was intrigued to see if you had it or if it had values. Mar 30, 2022 at 12:10
  • ah thanks, found it. { "MDAPI_RETRIEVE": { "jobid": "09S03000001OOwpEAG", "retrievetargetdir": "C:\\Users\\smohyee\\AppData\\Local\\Temp\\sdx_sourceRetrieve_pkg_1623097891473" }, "SOURCE_DEPLOY": { "jobid": "0Af0500000X8EKmCAN" } }
    – smohyee
    Mar 31, 2022 at 0:48
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    @smohyee this seems related to existing open issue sfdx force:source:deploy issue using REST or SOAP, you might want to post a comment there to have further info
    – Shamina
    Jun 7, 2022 at 7:47

4 Answers 4


I received this error b/c I recently refreshed my sandbox and forgot to reauthenticate my sfdx client for that org. Once I reauthenticated, this fixed the error.

  • Same issue, same fix.
    – JP Seabury
    Aug 1, 2022 at 14:35

This ended up resolving with running sfdx update and getting the latest version.

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    For anyone searching and finding this thread... I ran into this problem again at a later date and had a fully updated SFDX, so this probably wasn't related to whatever solved the issue
    – smohyee
    Jun 7, 2022 at 0:31

This does not answer the question but as I mentioned in the comments, it's worth noting that the error is closely related to an open issue reported on the GitHub repo:

sfdx force:source:deploy issue using REST or SOAP

For anyone else having the same error, followup the issue on GitHub to have latest update on the bug resolution


@Mike - thank you! I had the same error message like described here and it drove me crazy. We had recently changed the myDomain and I assume that made a reauthentication needed - and changing the URL seems to cause this error message when deploying.

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