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Error message in document library: This form is not available for this list, discussion board..

  Asked By: Rey    Date: Sep 14    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1924

We have a document library in a WSS containing 4500 documents
residing in a folder structure in order to accommodate the large
number of documents and ease of maintenance. The document library has
approximately 100 views with multiple links to them from the portal.
All had been working well for several weeks.

Today when we tried to edit a document using either the Edit icon or
the drop down menu from the document name, we received the following

"This form is not available for this list, discussion board, survey,
or document library.

Troubleshoot issues with Windows SharePoint Services. "

The same message appears when we try to edit the properties of the
document or when we try to upload a document.

When I try to access the documents using the Documents and Lists from
the top Nav bar, I get the Modify Columns and Settings page with no
hyperlink back to the documents. (Path:

If I type in the path :
the documents appear

When I look at the forms folder, all 6 files that come with a
document library are there ... allitems.aspx, editform.aspx,
upload.aspx, etc.

The KB article that I read, indicates that this message might occur
if the upload.aspx file is missing. This is not the case here. It
also recommends creating a new document library.

With 4500 documents and 100 views with associated listings, this is a
large task. In addition, we do not know what caused the problem and
that it will not reoccur once the library is built.

We would appreciate any thoughts on why this problem occurred and
what the workaround might be.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ciara Collier     Answered On: Sep 14

I’ve seen this when the listformwebpart is missing from the page … You can check in FrontPage to see if it will allow you to associate the page to the list. If you’re not allowed to add it as the new/edit page in FrontPage then it’s most likely that this web part is missing.

Answer #2    Answered By: Keenan Whitehead     Answered On: Sep 14

I'd be interested in the solution you found to this issue. Was the
listformwebpart missing suggests?