Whenever I try to activate the "SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure" feature in my site collection with Team Site template I get the message on the page saying that

A duplicate name Audience was found

I don't understand why it is showing up but I need this feature to be activated.

Site Collection is accessed from the client browser and I have no access to PowerShell or Visual Studio.

I need help guys, anything soon is highly appreciated.

  • Is the error message is "A duplicate Field name "Audience" was found" *or *A duplicate name Audience was found, if it includes field so Try to Check if this column "Audience" already exists or not in Site Settings > Site Columns. if there, try to delete it – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Aug 24 '17 at 18:45
  • "A duplicate Field name "Audience" was found" - This is the message – kart Aug 24 '17 at 19:15
  • There is a column name which is not exactly same as Audience but part of the column matching found as "MyHR Audience" – kart Aug 24 '17 at 19:18
  • if it's not important try to delete it and try again to activate the publishing feature – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Aug 24 '17 at 20:45
  • Ok,I found two site columns and I was able to delete one, but for the other I couldn't delete it and it says it can't delete it because it may have been used in other lists and libraries. Its a brand new site collection and there is no list that is using this site column – kart Aug 25 '17 at 14:00

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