Friday, December 26, 2008

My daily SharePoint frustration - XVII

Problem: The data of a list wasn't exported when I saved the list as a template with content.

Context: I created a list using a Feature with schema.xml and manifests for list instance and list template. My custom fields were not showing up in the list settings under columns. And data wasn't exported.

Cause: I had my fields set as read-only in schema.xml (Fields/Field elements).

Solution: I removed the attribute and it worked. I had set them to read-only for performance in the first place. I don't think it makes much of a difference anyways.

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