How to find which list is causing this error. RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We use Sharepoint 2007 Moss.  At the root site when I log in as System Account I see this error message on top.  How can I find where or which list is causing this error?  There are many sub sites and lists under this root site so I really need more information on how to locate the problem list.  Thank you.

    Warning Message
    Informational Message
    One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields.

    Thank you

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:15 PM

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  • Hi laJasmine,

    First check whether the page that you are trying to access as System Account contains any custom webparts.

    • If Yes, then probably that webpart is referencing any non-existent or deleted fields of some SPList / Document Library. In this case you can narrow your investigation scope to all the lists that are referenced by this problematic webpart.

    • If No, then as an alternative, you can check for similar errors in the [14] Logs. From the log description there, try to figure out the problematic column name that could eventually lead you to the problematic list.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Devang Bhavsar

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:35 PM
  • From that root page, I select Site Action->Edit Page and I got following error.  How do I check it out? Use Sharepoint designer or Visual Studio?  thanks.

    This item must be checked out before its properties can be edited.

    Troubleshoot issues with Windows SharePoint Services.

    Thank you

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:29 PM
  • Please provide the snapshot of the error that you get.
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:34 PM
  • err

    Thank you

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:12 PM
  • I tried edit the page in Sharepoint designer and pretty much got the same error.

    Also, where can I find Sharepoint log for more information on this list error?  Thank you.

    Thank you

    • Edited by laJasmine Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:21 PM
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:20 PM
  • It seems that the problematic list is the "Pages" library on your root site. Check the Pages library located at url "https://med-sp01.med.usc.edu/Pages/Forms/AllItems.aspx" to see if the problematic field exists there or not.

    Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:42 AM
  • I see there is a new page which is new and could be the one causing the problem.  how can I check if it's causing the problem and where on that page is causing the problem?  Do I need to somehow use Visual studio or Sharepoint Designer to open it?  Thanks.

    Also, when I look at that person who edit that page, I don't see him as one of the owner or member of the root site.  How did he get permission to create and change out the start up page for our root site?

    Thank you

    • Edited by laJasmine Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:27 PM
    Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:11 PM
  • The field types error refers to a column that the library can't render.  This is a typical error when programmatic column creation has gone wrong or there's an error in the FIELDTYPES.XML that defines the column types within SharePoint 2007.

    Can you get a screenshot of the library settings screen within that library showing the column types?

    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/

    Friday, July 13, 2012 10:08 AM
  • normally within your error URL you can see the GUID of the source list. You can then use SharePoint manager to find out to which list that guid belongs to.

    SharePoint Developer

    Friday, July 13, 2012 7:03 PM
  • I got this screen shot from the Document Library Setting of the current Welcome aspx page.

    Thank you

    Friday, July 13, 2012 11:59 PM