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  Asked By: Ramsey    Date: Feb 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1199

I want to link a library in Site A to show documents in dataview in
Site b - I have opened SPD and linked the list in Site B - I have
created a data view showing the fields required - when I view the data
I get a error 404 - (the files required are MSWord, PDF files) The
files are showing as hyperlink but get the error.



13 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Elaine Mack     Answered On: Feb 08

Can you post (a) a URL for one of the documents  when you click it from the
library (i.e. when it works), and (b) one of the URLs that when clicked,
results in a 404?

Answer #2    Answered By: Baiju Hoskeri     Answered On: Feb 08

Here is the url https://site/xxx/xxx/SiteA/SiteB/Sept%2016,%202008.doc

Answer #3    Answered By: Kristy Hicks     Answered On: Feb 08

Which one of the two is that, the working URL or the nonworking URL linked
from the DataView?

Also, I understand your desire to hide sensitive information, but would it
be possible to represent the folders with something a bit more unique than
"xxx" (unless of course those two names are identical)?

Answer #4    Answered By: Amanda Brown     Answered On: Feb 08

The URL - it appears to be going to the correct areas and is showing
me the document just fine in my web part - this link  is getting 404
error -

Answer #5    Answered By: Carey Everett     Answered On: Feb 08

Another words the URL is going to the correct places / mgmt_sr (this
is Site A in my description) / JR_mgmt (is Site B)/ the document name
is the same name as in Site A.....why then is it creating the error  -
I selected the correct for and field type as hyperlink - should I
check in hyperlink options?

Answer #6    Answered By: Anuj Lakhe     Answered On: Feb 08

When I go into Parameters I see the URL and all seems fine when I
select Save I get > The list  htat is referenced here no longer
exists. > I see the items in the web part ....

Answer #7    Answered By: Lee Dickerson     Answered On: Feb 08

Link from site  A

404 Error >
> 202008.doc

it appears the List(Status Reports 515) I am trying to get the
docs from is not in the link  in Site B above - I don't understand the
data shows in my web part -

I have checked and I see the data  soucre in data source library  as
being linked...(mgmt_sr) and the library shows up also...Might I
check something else - or I will try to log in as administrator -

Answer #8    Answered By: Aditiya Kapale     Answered On: Feb 08

The Url that give an error  has a comma in it. Try remnaming the document to

Windows supports long filenames (up to 255 characters) and these can contain
any characters apart from the following: ? [ ] / \ = + < > : ; " , However,
the document libraries in Windows SharePoint Services have a subtly
different restricted set: ? " # % & * : < > \ { | } ~ and so any filenames
with any of these characters will be rejected as you try to upload them into
SharePoint. The obvious one is the "&" which is a quite legitimate and quite
common character in filenames but can't be uploaded into SharePoint. There
is no fix - you just have to rename your files. Additionally, the following
characters may not be used in Windows SharePoint Services site  NAMES: \ / :
* ? " < > | # { } % & " and site names may not START with the _(underscore)
character. The use of the parentheses ( ) should be restricted. Althought
allowed for Sharepoint naming, hyperlinks containing these characters may

Answer #9    Answered By: Cristopher Gould     Answered On: Feb 08

The comma is included in both URLs, so it can't be the problem (though I'd
echo your call to remove it from the filenames); if it were, we'd see a
malformed syntax error  rather than a 404, which seems to be happening
because the link  is going to a library  that doesn't contain the document.

Answer #10    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Feb 08

When I go into parameters and check the links - when I close
it I get this > The list  that is referenced her no longer exists <
could this be the problem - not sure what to do???? I really
appreciate you help on this as its driving me crazy because I did it
before with no problem.....

what is odd about this is we had a problem on Tuesday with the site
going down and I had prior to this had the list working properly -
after we restored the site  the site page for Managers would not come
up - I then opened  SPD and renamed the default page and then set the
renamed working page to the default page aspx - then I went back to
add the list via SPD as mentioned - The link  it appears is not
showing that I am going to -

Answer #11    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Feb 08

I'm not sure exactly what went wrong -- I'd probably have to poke around
a bit before being sure about that -- but that does sound fishy. Was
anything renamed after the restore?

If you're saying that you created the DataView page *before* the
crash/restore, might you have more success if you created a brand-new page?

Answer #12    Answered By: Aastha Patel     Answered On: Feb 08

I recreated this data  view again - when I go into Common Data View
Tasks - Sort and Group - it tells me > The list  that is referenced
here no longer exists. But the data is showing  on the

Answer #13    Answered By: Akshay Gupta     Answered On: Feb 08

Is there an easy way to remove the linked  data source and then

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