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Corey Roth [MVP]

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InfoPath Task Form: An error occurred accessing a data source.

After building a workflow recently, I noticed I was getting the following error whenever I opened the task form.

An error occurred accessing a data source.

I have seen the error in the past when trying to connect to an external web service when it was down, but this form was much simpler than that.  The only data source it had was ItemMetadata.xml.  The weird thing was everything on the form was working.  At this point, I decided to hit the LOGS folder and see if I could figure out what was going on.  The error wasn't in there, but I found entries for my form along with an error stating that it could not read the ItemMetadata.xml file from the file system.

At this point, the answer was obvious to me.  When I configured the secondary datasource, I somehow didn't set the option "Include this file as a resource in the form template or template part".  I selected this option, republished my form, and then reinstalled the workflow.  To no surprise, I saw that the error went away.



KyleKelin said:

Didn't I answer this for you today? I want credit :)

December 15, 2008 11:07 PM

Aditya Reddy said:

Thanks...i was struck into this issue for 3 hrs..

November 5, 2011 3:25 AM

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Corey Roth is an independent SharePoint consultant specializing in ECM, Apps, and Search.
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