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Metadata lookup columns when the MMS service is unavailable

    Question

  • I am building some navigation controls which will use the MMS service to build menu items in a hierarchy. 

    We have a custom site column that allows users to tag a page with the selected term from the MMS. The problem is that if the MMS service is unavailable then my code fails when I query the pages library. 

    So the question is, is there any way I can avoid being dependent on this service being up? Secondly, is there any way I can query the library and still get the value of the MMS lookup column even if the service is down?

    Monday, December 03, 2012 8:18 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    I believe it will not work without MMS.

    One workaround will be the try querying to hidden fields which are associated with manage meta data column.  Those hidden field stores the "Name | Guid" value of the selected term in manage meta data field. 


    Thanks! BR, Prasham http://prashamsabadra.blogspot.in/

    • Marked as answer by Speedbird85 Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:58 PM
    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 5:49 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    I believe it will not work without MMS.

    One workaround will be the try querying to hidden fields which are associated with manage meta data column.  Those hidden field stores the "Name | Guid" value of the selected term in manage meta data field. 


    Thanks! BR, Prasham http://prashamsabadra.blogspot.in/

    • Marked as answer by Speedbird85 Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:58 PM
    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 5:49 AM
  • Great thanks - I forgot that there would be hidden fields created that I could use. Using {termname}_0 did the trick. 

    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 7:58 PM