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Another generic error

  Asked By: Carolyn    Date: Apr 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 798

I am getting an error now when trying to view a list item. Not sure when it really started but there has not been any development / changes to the system in a while.

So, when viewing an item at portalname/txtlstvw.aps?LstID=<somelistid> I get this error:

Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

I know the listing is there - added several listings, approved them, and they appear in the New for You Web part but error out when trying to view them. I can edit the listing when viewing from the source (the place where I added it) but cannot view it from anywhere else. The listing is simple text that I added through the Add listing form.

Any ideas? All suggestions are appreciated.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Apr 01

Another thing - it only errors when viewing  a text  listing. Viewing a listing  for a site or a document works as always .... not sure what the difference is except that it's passing the LstID parameter instead of redirecting to a site, or opening a document.

Answer #2    Answered By: Harshini Raju     Answered On: Apr 01

What kind of a page is txtlstvw.aps? What kind of Web Part is trying to
display the listitem? Can you display it from another Web Part page or a
new list  view?

Answer #3    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Apr 01

It's the page for viewing  a listing. Typo; should be txtlstvw.aspx?LstID<somelistID>

I copied the file from another server and it fixed t he problem. I kept the old file for comparison to see if I could tell what happened and I'll do that as soon as I get a chance - I'll post if I find the culprit.

Answer #4    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Apr 01

There are two controls that were commented out on the file. They are
<SPSWC:LocString runat="server" id="LargeHeading" />
<SPSWC:BreadCrumbTrail runat="server" id="BreadCrumbTrail" TitleLocId=MultiPage_BreadcrumbWebPartTitle LeadInTextLocId="SiteForm_BreadCrumbTrail_LeadIn_Text" VerticalMode = "true" FrameType="None" />

I assumed that they could be removed from the file (since they are commented out and not being rendered) but when I do, I get the error. Any ideas  on why? It's not a huge deal now that I know "what" causes the problem, just wondering about the why ...

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