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Multiple form sets for one list

  Asked By: Sherri    Date: Dec 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3648

Does anyone know if this will cause a problem? I only ask because I have an
existing custom list with custom forms, and I've created another custom New
Item form that can't seem to submit ("An unexpected error occurred"). The
SharePoint logs are not particularly helpful.

Any thoughts?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Brenna Casey     Answered On: Dec 08

Did you make a copy of the original form, then modify the copy? Always a good
idea to keep the original in case the modified one gets schwacked.

Answer #2    Answered By: Dirk Aguirre     Answered On: Dec 08

I prefer to hide the current form  View Web Part and deploy a Custom Form Web
Part on the same page. It seems to keep me from screwing up too much when I try
to tell SP to use a different file for New/Edit/Disp forms...

Answer #3    Answered By: Lacey Daniels     Answered On: Dec 08

Interesting approach. Doesn't keeping and hiding the original FVWP result
in a lot of overhead?

My main problem  with custom  forms tends to be the whole Parameter/Filter
issue, whereby I say "create a parameter called ID and fill it with ID from
the Querystring"... usually when I do that through the GUI, I get an ugly
error in Design mode and end up just hand-coding the param (and sometimes
the filter CAML as well).

Seems like there's too much "fuzzy" involved in this process; I can't wait
to spend some quality time with SPD 2010 so I can plan the appropriate level
of disappointment for the next few years.

Answer #4    Answered By: Megan Lewis     Answered On: Dec 08

I know what you mean in terms of overhead; you get that page "drag" when you
have two heavy List View Web Parts on a page. I don't see that behaviour when
we're talking about forms, perhaps because they are pretty light. I might crack
open Fiddler and take a look-see.

Answer #5    Answered By: Shawn Cook     Answered On: Dec 08

I built the new forms  from scratch. The problem  seems to be that I
originally had these items in a separate list, but the client then decided
they wanted a certain set of functionality that was only available (without
pain) if the items were all in one list. This meant that I had to merge
them into a single list, and point the *second* set of custom  forms to the
first list, modify GUIDs, list  ID/name properties, slightly different field
names, etc.

And yes, if I had known then what I know now, I would have STARTED this way
and built the whole thing with content types made up of site columns. You
never can tell with clients.

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