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Problem while creating a column in custom list

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I am using sharepoint 2010 beta2

I tried to create a column in custom list using a button in ribbon as well as in list settings page

After filling the data and clicking on 'OK' button I am getting a JavaScript error and form is not being submitted

Javascript error details:

Message: 'undefined' is null or not an object
Line: 1423
Char: 4
Code: 0

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