KB-2205 "The field [fieldName] does not exist" error thrown when loading a record


When loading a record type, the error The field [fieldName] does not exist appears.

Other details:

  • This error may not have appeared previously for the same record type.
  • This error may not appear for a record type with the same configuration in another environment.


When a record type is registered, the rf! variables may become case sensitive and must match the casing in the related custom data type. Record types are registered during environment restarts and record type deployments. This issue has been reported to the Appian Product Team. The reference number for this issue is AN-185807.


Apply either of the following changes to the affected record type:

  • Update the casing of all references fields using rf! to match the casing in the custom data type.
  • Update the legacy record type to a modern record.

Affected Versions

This article applies to all versions of Appian using legacy record types.

Last Reviewed: December 2021