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Android Build Error - [string/google_app_id] - Duplicate Resource

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Hi, using cordova 7.0.1 android 6.2.3

Android build failed message

Execution failed for task ':mergeDebugResources'.
[string/google_app_id] .../platforms/android/res/values/strings.xml	
[string/google_app_id] .../platforms/android/build/generated/res/google-services/debug/values/values.xml: Error: Duplicate resources
  • Removed the google_app_id from platforms/android/res/values/strings.xml
  • Same problem
  • Removed the google_app_id from platforms/android/build/generated/res/google-services/debug/values/values.xml
  • Same problem
  • Removed google_app_id from both files
  • Same problem

Any idea?

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 6 years ago
  • Reactions:4
  • Comments:9 (2 by maintainers)

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nickforddevcommented, Jul 21, 2017

I am experiencing the same issue, same versions. Also using phonegap-plugin-push.

Execution failed for task ':mergeDebugResources'.
> [string/google_app_id] /Sites/rafipayment_frontend/platforms/android/res/values/strings.xml	[string/google_app_id] /Sites/rafipayment_frontend/platforms/android/build/generated/res/google-services/debug/values/values.xml: Error: Duplicate resources

Edit: I’ve tried removing the Android platform, also tried removing and installing this plugin and phonegap-plugin-push in different orders.

I was eventually able to get phonegap build to run, by deleting the following from android.json:

"res/values/strings.xml": {
    "parents": {
        "/resources": [
                "xml": "<string name=\"google_app_id\" translatable=\"false\">85075801930</string>",
                "count": 1

…along with the corresponding entry in strings.xml, but I honestly don’t know what side effects that will have and it seems like a very hacky solution at best.

chemerisukcommented, Jul 22, 2017

This is a trash from a some other plugin. It will be ok, because this constant value is generated from your ‘google-services.json’ now

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