I accidentally (but successfully) uploaded to production via change set an Apex Trigger, without also uploading a Apex Test Class (doh!).

I have the test class created and ready to deploy, but I'm not able to deploy because I get the error "Average test coverage across all Apex Classes and Triggers is 63%, at least 75% test coverage is required".

What is the best course of action. Can I just change to inactive the trigger that is causing the problems, or delete it or....


  • Do you get errors when using Run All Tests?
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 20:19
  • Yes, but on Tests from a Managed Package, which I've been told shouldnt affect the overall Code Coverage count. Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 20:30
  • Have you only uploaded the original change set or have you uploaded and deployed it?
    – Jagular
    Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 20:50
  • uploaded and deployed Commented Jun 26, 2014 at 21:20
  • Just to reword again to hope for another response -- the Trigger is already in production - I'm trying to deploy the test class (to fix the code coverage issue - but can't because of code coverage issue). I've tried uploading the class and trigger together as part of the change set and it doesn't work. Commented Jun 27, 2014 at 9:02

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Delete the change set from production and start again. You can clone the existing change set in the sandbox it originally came from to serve as a new starting point. With the test included in the new change set, you should be fine.


NEVERMIND! Figured out the issue -- we have this in our system -- https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N3000000178fsEAA And one of the caveats for code coverage is that the system admin profile users have "assignment group" checked. At some point I must have unchecked them in production. I checked the box, and rerun tests and now all is good. Phew...

  • Please mark this as the answer to your question so that the system closes it as Answered. Commented Jun 28, 2014 at 1:46

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