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Troubleshooting a Column not found: 1054 Unknown column 'shortDescription' in 'field list' Error

Symptom

After updating to WHMCS 8.5.1, admins attempting to create or edit products may encounter a Column not found error when using the Easy Translation feature:

PDOException: SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column 'shortDescription' in 'field list' in /path/to/whmcs/vendor/illuminate/database/Connection.php:485

Cause

The system expects a Product Short Description.

Workaround

To resolve this:

  1. Go to Configuration > System Settings > Products/Services.
  2. Edit the product.
  3. Enter a Product Short Description.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Repeat this process for each product.