after upgrading from 5.4.2 to 6.0.6 in the CP I get the error

Warning Attempt to read property "group_name" on null ee/ExpressionEngine/Model/Template/Template.php, line 118

Severity: E_WARNING

What does that mean and how could it be fixed? Main parts of the website (frontend) seem to run ok.

Thanks in advance for any advice!!!

EDIT: I found that the error appears when I edit a template. Editing the template via CP or via FTP-file works, also creating and deleting template groups. What could this be?

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    Don't believe I've seen this one come up before. Gut reaction is that I would go into the template manager and save a template (which should cause the templates to sync in the system)
    – Tom Jaeger
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 11:32
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    Can you check the "group_name" column of the database table 'exp_template_groups'? Is there any empty value?
    – ZealousWeb
    Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 7:27
  • @TomJaeger Thanks for your help - somehow the error has vanished. I edited a template-file via FTP, I am not sure if this was the action that fixed it. Perhaps this indeed did a sync, as you have suggested.
    – BNetz
    Commented Jul 1, 2021 at 17:29
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    @ZealousWeb Thanks for this suggestion - there is no empty field in this table. But as you might see in my last comment the error vanished without obvious reason (at least for me).
    – BNetz
    Commented Jul 1, 2021 at 17:30
  • @TomJaeger Now I found that the error comes up when I edit a template. Saving one changes nothing … Any other idea?
    – BNetz
    Commented Jul 8, 2021 at 19:46


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