PnP Provisioning excecute Error !

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Hi, my provisioning template code does fine until it gets this error at the end of it:

“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.”

 

The code is as follows:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Client;
using OfficeDevPnP.Core.Framework.Provisioning.Connectors;
using OfficeDevPnP.Core.Framework.Provisioning.Model;
using OfficeDevPnP.Core.Framework.Provisioning.ObjectHandlers;
using OfficeDevPnP.Core.Framework.Provisioning.Providers.Xml;
using System.Net;
using System.Security;
using System.Threading;
namespace Program
{
class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
ConsoleColor defaultForeground = Console.ForegroundColor;

// Collect information
string templateWebUrl = GetInput("Enter the URL of the template site: ", false, defaultForeground);
string targetWebUrl = GetInput("Enter the URL of the target site: ", false, defaultForeground);
string userName = GetInput("Enter your user name:", false, defaultForeground);
string pwdS = GetInput("Enter your password:", true, defaultForeground);
SecureString pwd = new SecureString();
foreach (char c in pwdS.ToCharArray()) pwd.AppendChar(c);

// GET the template from existing site and serialize
// Serializing the template for later reuse is optional
ProvisioningTemplate template = GetProvisioningTemplate(defaultForeground, templateWebUrl, userName, pwd);

// APPLY the template to new site from
ApplyProvisioningTemplate(defaultForeground, targetWebUrl, userName, pwd, template);

// Pause and modify the UI to indicate that the operation is complete
Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.White;
Console.WriteLine("We're done. Press Enter to continue.");
Console.ReadLine();
}

private static void ApplyProvisioningTemplate(ConsoleColor defaultForeground, string targetWebUrl, string userName, SecureString pwd, ProvisioningTemplate template)
{
using (var ctx = new ClientContext(targetWebUrl))
{
ctx.Credentials = new SharePointOnlineCredentials(userName, pwd);

ctx.Web.ApplyProvisioningTemplate(template);
}
}

private static string GetInput(string label, bool isPassword, ConsoleColor defaultForeground)
{
Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.Green;
Console.WriteLine("{0} : ", label);
Console.ForegroundColor = defaultForeground;

string value = "";

for (ConsoleKeyInfo keyInfo = Console.ReadKey(true); keyInfo.Key != ConsoleKey.Enter; keyInfo = Console.ReadKey(true))
{
if (keyInfo.Key == ConsoleKey.Backspace)
{
if (value.Length > 0)
{
value = value.Remove(value.Length - 1);
Console.SetCursorPosition(Console.CursorLeft - 1, Console.CursorTop);
Console.Write(" ");
Console.SetCursorPosition(Console.CursorLeft - 1, Console.CursorTop);
}
}
else if (keyInfo.Key != ConsoleKey.Enter)
{
if (isPassword)
{
Console.Write("*");
}
else
{
Console.Write(keyInfo.KeyChar);
}
value += keyInfo.KeyChar;

}

}
Console.WriteLine("");

return value;
}

private static ProvisioningTemplate GetProvisioningTemplate(ConsoleColor defaultForeground, string webUrl, string userName, SecureString pwd)
{
using (var ctx = new ClientContext(webUrl))
{
// ctx.Credentials = new NetworkCredentials(userName, pwd);
ctx.Credentials = new SharePointOnlineCredentials(userName, pwd);
ctx.RequestTimeout = Timeout.Infinite;

// Just to output the site details
Web web = ctx.Web;
ctx.Load(web, w => w.Title);
ctx.ExecuteQueryRetry();

Console.ForegroundColor = ConsoleColor.White;
Console.WriteLine("Your site title is:" + ctx.Web.Title);
Console.ForegroundColor = defaultForeground;

ProvisioningTemplateCreationInformation ptci
= new ProvisioningTemplateCreationInformation(ctx.Web);

// Create FileSystemConnector to store a temporary copy of the template
ptci.FileConnector = new FileSystemConnector(@"c:\temp\pnpprovisioningdemo", "");
ptci.PersistComposedLookFiles = true;
ptci.ProgressDelegate = delegate (String message, Int32 progress, Int32 total)
{
// Only to output progress for console UI
Console.WriteLine("{0:00}/{1:00} - {2}", progress, total, message);
};

// Execute actual extraction of the template
ProvisioningTemplate template = ctx.Web.GetProvisioningTemplate(ptci);

// We can serialize this template to save and reuse it
// Optional step
XMLTemplateProvider provider =
new XMLFileSystemTemplateProvider(@"c:\temp\pnpprovisioningdemo", "");
provider.SaveAs(template, "PnPProvisioningDemo.xml");


ProvisioningTemplate temp = ctx.Web.GetProvisioningTemplate(ptci);

// ctx.Credentials = new NetworkCredentials(userName, pwd);
ctx.Credentials = new SharePointOnlineCredentials(userName, pwd);
ctx.RequestTimeout = Timeout.Infinite;
ProvisioningTemplateApplyingInformation ptai
= new ProvisioningTemplateApplyingInformation();
ptai.ProgressDelegate = delegate (String message, Int32 progress, Int32 total)
{
Console.WriteLine("{0:00}/{1:00} - {2}", progress, total, message);
};

// Associate file connector for assets
FileSystemConnector connector = new FileSystemConnector(@"c:\temp\pnpprovisioningdemo", "");
template.Connector = connector;

// Because the template is actual object, we can modify this using code as needed
template.Lists.Add(new ListInstance()
{
Title = "PnP Sample Contacts",
Url = "lists/PnPContacts",
TemplateType = (Int32)ListTemplateType.Contacts,
EnableAttachments = true
});

//The error is here

web.ApplyProvisioningTemplate(template, ptai);

 

return template;


}


}

}

}

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