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  • Nigel 29 posts 52 karma points
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 16:17

    Contour Bug - Disappearing Entries

    I recently had an issue with a form where the form entries where no longer appearing. It took a while to work out but the issue was caused by one of the field names starting with a number.

    Interestingly if you do start a field with a number the system adds the letter ‘n’ before the number in the ‘xml’ file.

    So the column ‘100 Wool felt stack’ was fine


    However the column ‘£50 voucher @ the bramble patch’ caused this problem. This is because the £ sign is stripped for being neither a letter or a number and because the 5 was the second number an ‘n’ wasn’t added to the start of the xml tag.


    Renaming the field and an update of the database solved the problem

    UPDATE [database].[UFRecordsXml]
    SET [xml] = CAST(REPLACE(CAST([xml] as NVarchar(MAX)),'50voucherthebramblepatch','fiftypoundvoucherthebramblepatch') AS NText)

    However please could you fix the bug as obviously it's way over any editors head!!

  • keilo 568 posts 1023 karma points
    Apr 12, 2018 @ 08:40

    I would like to point out that this is the case in the latest version of Contour, now discontinued.

    So if you are maintaining a Contour installation chances that you'll encounter this at some point.

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