Column 'WSPublishState' does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user.
This is a quick blog of something that troubled me for nearly an afternoon.
- SP2013 workflow
- Packaged as Sandbox Solution with list definitions in Visual Studio
The errors happen during Feature activation. Both from within Visual Studio's Deploy as well as via Site Settings - Activate Feature. The feature activation fails because WSPublishState column doesn't exist.
I fixed this by splitting the list definition and workflow definitions into different features. This leads me to ponder if there is a conflict caused by the list, workflow and workflow association being created all within the same feature.