When trying to publish to a channel with the the Low Freeform fields I’m getting the following error. ( example: http://gotolow.com/addons/low-freeform-field/docs#example )

A Database Error Occurred Error Number: 1054

Unknown column 'name' in 'field list'

SELECT name, label FROM exp_freeform_fields ORDER BY field_order ASC

Filename: third_party/low_freeform_field/ft.low_freeform_field.php

Line Number: 66

On the solspace support forum I found this: http://www.solspace.com/forums/viewthread/13184/#54340

But I'm looking for a quick fix, instead of having to create all my forms from scratch.

2 Answers 2


I got it working:

In third_party/low_freeform_field/ft.low_freeform_field.php at line 66, change the query to:

$query = $this->EE->db->query("SELECT field_name, field_label FROM exp_freeform_fields");

at line 72, change this line:

$options[$row['field_name']] = $row['field_label'];

that should do it.


Low Freeform Field isn't compatible with FF4 (yet), so a quick fix is hard.

You could either look up where FF4 stores its field data (obviously not in exp_freeform_fields anymore) and use that in the query inside ft.low_freeform_field.php. Or use FF3 if you must use LFFF.

  • changed the query to "SELECT field_name, field_label FROM exp_freeform_fields" and it works great.
    – janvl
    Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 12:28

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