Sharepoint Designer replacing sections of html with {generate-id()} in custom list forms

April 13, 2011

While working on a custom edit list form in SharePoint Designer 2007 I noticed I was getting a JavaScript error when trying to attach a document. I opened the page in question and noticed it had added ‘{generate-id()}’ onto the end of the ID on the attachment row, see below

<tr id=”idAttachmentsRow”>

After Saving page in Sharepoint Designer
<tr id=”idAttachmentsRow{generate-id()}”>


I tried removing this, re-creating the page but no matter what changes I made when I saved the page it replaced my HTML with its version. After some research I finally found an article by Jorge Vasquez which offered a work around.

Empty ULS Log Files

April 13, 2011

When working on a recent project I was getting the classic ‘Unexpected error’ SharePoint message, my first step was to check the ULS logs but when I went to the directory I noticed that while log files were getting created all the files were empty.

To correct this I opened the services window and re-started the ‘Windows SharePoint Services Tracing’ service and like magic its started logging.

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