I can successfully save a model of my site but when I try to create a new site with this model, I get this error:

The formula refers to a column that does not exist. Check the formula for spelling mistakes or change the non-existing column to an existing column

I've searched and found that it's due to calculated columns, but even after removing my all 3 calculated columns, I save again the model and finally still have the error.

Can you tell me if I can do something else to resolve this issue?

I use some scripts using CSOM to modify values in some lists, can it be related to that?


  • Which error messages it gives? Jun 16 '16 at 6:46
  • I've edited the question
    – Jey10
    Jun 16 '16 at 6:52
  • Please check whether the brackets are removed in calculated column formula, if removed, re-add them or re-create the calculated column, then check result again, Jun 16 '16 at 7:03
  • Yeah I did it, and as I say in the question, I removed all my calculated columns and still get the error!
    – Jey10
    Jun 16 '16 at 7:15

Another place where formula can be added is under List/Library settings -> Validation Settings. Check if you are referring to any non-existing column.

  • where can I find these menus ?
    – Jey10
    Jun 16 '16 at 13:00
  • Ok I've found the menu but don't have any formulas there
    – Jey10
    Jun 16 '16 at 13:06

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