I have two identical InfoPath forms on two different site collections within the same web application (SP2010). One works fine but the other produces this error when submitting the form....

The form cannot be submitted. One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields.

An entry has been added to the Windows event log of the server. Log ID:5567

I go to the list settings page but I have no idea which fields are not installed properly!

It opens in InfoPath and publishes without error.

I am a newbie to Sharepoint and the only references I can find when Googling talk about CAML queries and mismatching field names but I've no idea where to find CAML queries and fieldnames appear to be OK. I have played "spot the difference" with the working form and cannot find anything. All the fields are in a ContentType used by both forms.

The equivalent "edit" form works fine - again I can't see any significant difference with it.

Any clues would be most appreciated.

  • Did you find a solution to this? I have the same exact issue. It's nutty.
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    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 18:54
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Go to list setting -> under columns -> delete invalid field.(i think it last column) after delete field, modify infopath form and publish again

  • I don't see any option for "delete invalid field". Under "Columns" on the List Settings page I have a table listing the columns with headings of "Column (click to edit)", "Type" and "Used in". Under this table are 3 options - "Create Column", "Add from existing site columns" and "Indexed Columns". Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 13:18

Had similar problem. I deleted lookup fields and recreated that solved the problem for me. can you check by deleting lookup fields if u have any?


I just had this error.

One thing I have learned about SharePoint, InfoPath, and Nintex is that if you get an error, it is usually something very simple and small--it just requires a little energy to dig it up.

What the cause was in my case was I had created a field in my InfoPath form. (I forgot to look to see if it actually showed up in my list settings in sharepoint--it should). In any case, thankfully I remember creating it yesterday. I found that field in InfoPath and deleted it.

The error means there is a field somewhere that isn't being filled out properly.

My field was a date and time field, the error explained that it needed to be in a date format--and also did list the field's name.

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