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An error message: An unexpected error occured processing your request

  Asked By: Callie    Date: Oct 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 7596

I am working on a web part for Sharepoint to include a RSS feed. I used the RSS
Viewer. However, it gives me the following error message:

An unexpected error occured processing your request. Check the logs for details
and correct the problem.

The log files have been checked but not sure what is causing this. I am using a
rss.php external to view.

Any suggestions?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Maribel Todd     Answered On: Oct 10

Okay, with your two posts I'm not certain I understand...You have an RSS feed of
SharePoint data that includes a URL and you are having trouble feeding it to an
external source?

Answer #2    Answered By: Akshara Negalur     Answered On: Oct 10

I am sorry for not being clear. I have a RSS feed that is called
www.abc.edu/rss.php(just an example)However, when I include it in the web part,
I receive the following message above. However, I have been told that the log
files are fine but do not know where to proceed from here. I am not sure what is
causing it. Could it be that it is coming from an external source?

Answer #3    Answered By: Timothy Davis     Answered On: Oct 10

Is there any chance the RSS feed comes from a source requiring authentication?
In general the specifications for RSS feeds call for them to be anonymous, but
some require authentication (like the ones in SharePoint). The SharePoint rss
web part viewer does not support authenticated feeds. That might be the

Answer #4    Answered By: Adya Deshmane     Answered On: Oct 10

Another possibility is that the SharePoint server does not have the necessary
Internet access to get to the RSS feed.

For example, computers on a corporate network typically need to be configured to
use a proxy server to get to the Internet. In this case, you will need to edit
web.config on your SharePoint server to use the proxy server so it can get to
the Internet.