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Catastrophic failure while opening DIP form in Infopath

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


while opening my content type's DIP in infopath, it shows 'Catastrophic failure'.

while searching, i have found the reason for this,

While doing this so, you may be facing an ugly error Catastrophic failure error. Dont worry about this error... this is because of the columns in your content type. While creating a column in content type, that column should not contain any space(s). For example, you created a content type named "Test Document" and the site column you use is "Test Column". Then this content type will face the catastrophic failure error.

the columns are already being used.please guide me to solve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

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