How do we force DX to push items that it doesn’t think are updated?

I’m building a DX project now, and every time I try to push some fields, force:source:push fails to recognize that the fields are an addition. I’ve tried deleting the source files, pushing, and then adding it back, editing properties in it, as well as creating a new artifact folder, putting the files in there, pushing, then moving it back to where I want it. Each time, the net result is that my scratch org ends up without the field in play, yet I can’t get the field to push. Is there some file I can modify, or command argument, that will allow me to force this field to be pushed correctly? Even better, is there a way to force a recalculation of the artifacts so that I can get everything back in sync, since I don’t even know what’s missing from my org at this point? I have approximately 24,000 files to go through, so manual checking is a futile effort at best.

Additional Info

When this bug occurs, force:source:status does not show that the file is created or modified, even after modifying the attributes of the field or moving it to a new file path then moving it back.

Editing .sfdx/orgs/<username>/sourcePathInfos.json to modify the file attributes or remove the entry completely have no effect on resolving this bug.

I have had some luck deleting the contents of .sfdx/orgs/, but then I typically end up with lots of errors about duplicate relationship names and lots of other errors.

What’s really odd about it is that sometimes, I can add another file, since I’m spoonfeeding DX about 10-20 files at a time between each push, and the previously bugged out fields will show that they were added, but logging in to the scratch org, they still don’t exist. At that point, they won’t push again.

Ultimately, this question is to try and find the most foolproof, easiest way to resync the file system with the scratch org.

Demo Repo that demonstrates the problem. Readme includes instructions, but basically involves doing something like this:

$ git clone https://
$ cd demo-repo
$ sfdx force:org:create -f config/project-scratch-def.json -a demo-repo -v DevHub
$ sfdx force:source:push

At this point, you’ll see the following output:

STATE  FULL NAME                 TYPE         PROJECT PATH
─────  ────────────────────────  ───────────  ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
Add    Account.Invalid_Field__c  CustomField  force-app\main\default\objects\Account\fields\Invalid_Field__c.field-meta.xml
Add    Account.Valid_Field__c    CustomField  force-app\main\default\objects\Account\fields\Valid_Field__c.field-meta.xml

=== Push Errors
PROJECT PATH                                                                   ERROR
─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────  ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
force-app\main\default\objects\Account\fields\Invalid_Field__c.field-meta.xml  Field Missing_Field__c does not exist. Check spelling. (3:13)

So, to fix it, let’s say we delete Invalid_Field__c:

$ rm force-app/main/default/Account/fields/Invalid_Field__c.field-meta.xml

Then try to push again:

$ sfdx force:source:push -u demo-repo

=== Pushed Source
STATE    FULL NAME                 TYPE         PROJECT PATH
───────  ────────────────────────  ───────────  ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
Deleted  Account.Invalid_Field__c  CustomField  force-app\main\default\objects\Account\fields\Invalid_Field__c.field-meta.xml

Note that the invalid field was deleted (but erroneously not marked as a local deletion, because it doesn’t exist on the server), and the other remaining field doesn’t exist.

Now, you need to clear the cache to fix it…

$ rm -r .sfdx/orgs/*
$ sfdx force:source:push -u demo-repo

=== Pushed Source
STATE  FULL NAME               TYPE         PROJECT PATH
─────  ──────────────────────  ───────────  ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────
Add    Account.Valid_Field__c  CustomField  force-app\main\default\objects\Account\fields\Valid_Field__c.field-meta.xml


I will investigate this further. While not citing this as the cause, I would suggest making sure your permsets reflect what ever new source you push.

Source : Link , Question Author : sfdcfox , Answer Author : Dave Carroll

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