I'm in the process of updating my local and staging-environments to EE2.6. I've just updated Matrix, Wygwam and Playa to their latest (EE2.6 compatible) versions, and I'm now getting these errors on the front-end:

Error Number: 1054

Unknown column 'rel.parent_is_draft' in 'where clause'

SELECT DISTINCT(rel.child_entry_id) AS entry_id FROM exp_playa_relationships rel WHERE rel.parent_entry_id = 1 AND rel.parent_is_draft = 0 ORDER BY rel.rel_order

Filename: /Applications/MAMP/hqdocs/static/third_party/playa/mod.playa.php

Line Number: 739

Backend is functioning fine, all fields are displaying and saving as expected, just the front-end fails... Any thoughts?

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Looks like the update for Playa didn't complete. The "rel.parent_is_draft" column isn't in the database.

Make sure you followed all the Playa update instructions including this one:

Go to Add-Ons → Fieldtypes → Playa to trigger Playa’s update script.

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    Any advice for next steps considering I upgraded to 4.4.5 and when I go to Addons->Fieldtypes->Playa, I get this error message: A Database Error Occurred Error Number: 1060 Duplicate column name 'parent_is_draft' ALTER TABLE exp_playa_relationships ADD parent_is_draft INT(1) UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT 0 AFTER parent_var_id Filename: /[redacted]/application/third_party/playa/ft.playa.php Line Number: 474 ? Thank you! Oct 9, 2013 at 23:26
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    Well that’s strange, I just refreshed that page with the error and now it loaded fine, and now I am also not getting the error 1054 on the front end, either. Oct 9, 2013 at 23:29

I just had the same thing happen -- had to comment out line 423:

            //$this->EE->db->query('ALTER TABLE exp_playa_relationships ADD parent_var_id INT(6) UNSIGNED AFTER parent_row_id, ADD INDEX (parent_var_id)');

That got me past that step and things got better. :)

TTFN Travis

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