Field not found after latest AnkiWeb update's Avatar

14 Jan, 2020 09:04 AM

Hi Damien,

since yesterday 4 of my users reported that suddenly certain cards don't work on AnkiWeb anymore which used to work for years. I was able to reproduce the problem.

Here you will find screenshots of this bug and a few cards to help you reproduce the problem:


  1. 1 Posted by on 14 Jan, 2020 09:07 AM's Avatar

    PS: When I tried creating a new thread here on tenderapp it failed every time (with 2 different browsers: Brave & Edge) when I attached the 3 files above as single files to the thread.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Damien Elmes on 14 Jan, 2020 10:13 AM

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    The problem is caused by your use of the ':' character in field names, which has a special meaning in Anki, and which Anki was not stopping you from using in the past. If you or your users update to the latest Anki version, they can edit a card, click the Cards... button and then close it, and Anki will rename the fields automatically.

    I also strongly recommend you remove the HTML from your field names when distributing the content in the future, as it is likely to break things down the line.

  3. 3 Posted by on 14 Jan, 2020 10:28 AM's Avatar

    Ah, this is good to know. In the latest version of my note types all HTML-code and ":" inside fields are gone anyway.

    Thanks for the fast reply, Damien!

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Damien Elmes on 14 Jan, 2020 09:43 PM

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    No problem, and glad to hear it doesn't impact your latest version.

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