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Error When Activating Site Collection Feature: "The field with Id {} defined in feature {} was found in the current site collection or in a sub site."

Issue

When activating the Nintex Workflow Site Collection Feature within SharePoint, the activation fails with the error: 

The field with Id {} defined in feature {} was found in the current site collection or in a sub site.

Resolution

Option 1

Retract all of the Nintex Workflow solutions in the following order:
  • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeaturesbackwardscompat.wsp (If applicable) 
  • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeatures.wsp (If applicable) 
  • nintexworkflow2013backwardscompatibilityui.wsp (If applicable) 
  • nintexworkflow2013.wsp 
  • nintexworkflow2013core.wsp 
Re-deploy them in the following order: 
  • nintexworkflow2013core.wsp 
  • nintexworkflow2013.wsp (both to content web apps, and Central Administration) 
  • nintexworkflow2013backwardscompatibilityui.wsp (If applicable) 
  • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeatures.wsp (If applicable) 
  • nintexworkflow2013enterprisefeaturesbackwardscompat.wsp (If applicable) 

Option 2

  1. Export a copy all of the Site Collections' sub sites using the Export-SPWeb command
  2. Delete the sub sites, and remove them from the Recycling Bin and Second Stage Recycling Bin
  3. Activate the Nintex Workflow Site Collection features (these will now activate without error)
  4. Import the sub sites back under the Site Collection using the Import-SPWeb command

Option 3

Run the following Powershell cmdlet in Sharepoint Management Shell:
 
Enable-SPFeature –identity "NintexWorkflow" -URL https://<go.mysite.com/mysitecollection>/ -force
Replacing <go.mysite.com/mysitecollection> with the actual URL of the Site Collection that you're facing this issue with.
 

Error Code

The field with Id {} defined in feature {} was found in the current site collection or in a sub site.

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Last update:
‎07-25-2020 04:01 AM
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