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Corrupt views?

  Asked By: Shasta    Date: Aug 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1754

A user just alerted me to a strange problem w/ a web part. The view
displayed the same column twice, but that column only exists once.
When she went to uncheck the extra column from the view, it didn't go
away. When she went back in to edit the view, it had indeed
left "both" columns checked.

It would also appear that the web part was originally based off of a
view, because I find a full view w/ the same problem.

I fixed it by creating a new view to match the desired configuration,
then deleted the old corrupt view. I then edited the web part view to
adopt the new view I created. It all worked.

I am posting this simply because I am curious if others have seen
this. This was the first time I'd ever seen a view show the option to
check off a particular column more than once. It really made it look
as though there were two columns w/ the same name. Very strange. Is
it possible to "corrupt" a view? How does this happen?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tera Callahan     Answered On: Aug 04

The only time  I've seen this happen, was when I had created  a workflow
on the list, and I had named the workflow the same name as one of the
columns that existed in the list. Therefore, the first time the
workflow ran, it automatically created a column  of the same name. Then,
it appeared that there were 2 columns  of the same name, but one was the
original column, and one was for the workflow.

Answer #2    Answered By: Mark Davis     Answered On: Aug 04

I will check w/ the admin to see if she had
tried creating  a workflow. If not, I will simply call it a mystery
and at least keep in mind the "workaround" for future problems.

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