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

    Status: Validated

    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.
    ERROR CODE
    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
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