We are encountering Permission Set Groups that are stuck in the Failed state, I was able to find: https://trailblazer.salesforce.com/issues_view?id=a1p3A0000003eq1QAA, and after removing all of the Permission Sets added to a group, it succeeded in recalculating (Failed -> Updating -> Updated, state).

I can't find any mention of this 2000 Fields limit. Is it an undocumented limit?

  • If so does anyone advice on how to calculate the total number of fields in a Permission Set Group (?)
  • Do PSGs that have multiple PSs that grant access to the same field count toward this total?
  • The fix of that KI was to not run into an issue with 2000 or more fields. I'd put in a support case if you haven't already to confirm why this is occurring then. Aug 31, 2022 at 18:43

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This is the only documentation I find from Salesforce related to the 2,000 field limitation for Permission Set Groups: https://issues.salesforce.com/issue/a028c00000gAyIuAAK/permission-set-group-remains-in-a-failed-status#:~:text=A%20permission%20set%20group%20will,more%20than%202000%20field%20permission.&text=Update%20the%20permission%20set%20group,more%20than%202000%20field%20permissions.

There are tools to pull the number of fields in a permission set into a CSV like SecurityZen. That would likely be the best way to calculate total number of fields in the permission sets that make up the PSG.

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    May 17, 2023 at 17:08

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