Not a new concept here, but I thought I would add this to my blog so I’m not always referencing other blogs for it. Plus I will be referring to this post very soon. :)
When you get an error in SharePoint, by default it’s not going to be very descriptive. Actually, all it’s going to say is Error.
Luckily for us SharePoint is a .NET application so we can configure how errors are handled. To change the information that is presented to us when an error occurs, we need to make some modifications to the web.config for the application. Below are the steps:
That’s all you have to do. Now go and reproduce the error, and you’ll get a detailed error message. After you have used the information presented to you, be sure to go back and change the web.config back to the original settings because you don’t want to always be displaying the code of errors occurring.
I found a serious issue with a SharePoint implementation recently. It turned out, there were actually