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Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

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Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

 

I created a new report and when adding a field to the Detail section of the report I get this message "Object reference not set to an instance of an object". Anyone know how to correct it?

 

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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

How did you create the new report? Was it from scratch or by editing a standard report?

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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

I saved the blank contact report.

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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Do you mean the blank form with no fields or a copy of the contact report? Either way the likely problem is corruption in the template XML code. Can you run a standard report? If not make sure you have a printer driver installed.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Yes, I meant a blank form with no fields. I can run a standard report. I just can not add any fields when trying to edit a report template. I always get that same error. I am logged in as administrator.

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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Please provide more information. Does this happen with any field that you add? what field are you trying to add? Are you adding a contact field?

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

 

I am trying to add custom contact fields to the detail section of a re-saved blank contact report. I am not sure what other information I can provide; can you ask me more questions so we can get to the bottom of the problem?

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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

What type of field, character, number, etc.?

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

Character

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Re: Error when editing a new report - Object reference not set to an instance of an object

That definitely sounds like a corrupted template. Have you tried starting with a new copy of the blank template?

Roy Laudenslager
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