Publishing Error | Cannot start the requested operation | [Quick Tip]

At times, there are scenarios where multiple developers are working together in a project and making cosmetic changes to the customization.

The error reads – “Cannot start the requested operation [EntityCustomization] because there is another [PublishAll] running at this moment. Use Solution History for more details.

And, if there are any Publishing activities going on which was initiated by some other user/developer but others don’t know and they then try to also Publish.


You’ll see the below error, in case you made changes to certain customization and click on Publish Customization

If you click on See Solution History, here’s the URL shortcut for the same – https://[ORGName].[CRMRegion]

And it’ll open up Solution History as below –

What this means?

This means, that there was another Publish operations going on in the background which was running and the current Publish operation need to wait till that one is finished.

Example – If you are publishing Ribbon Button changes from Ribbon Workbench, which looks like this –

So, you must wait for any Publish operation like this to finish.

Or there could also be because some solution is being imported. You can see this in the Solution History

Hope this helps!

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