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'table' argument cannot be null. Parameter name: table Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.
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A couple of days ago users began receiving the above error (more details below) when going to the SharePoint 'home' or landing page (all other pages/sites and even this sites libraries and lists do not throw this error). Also administrators and myself do not get this error so initially thought this may be something to do with security or permissions. I have checked this to the best of my ability but do not see anything out of place. I have scoured the net and come up empty handed...
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'table' argument cannot be null.
Parameter name: table
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.ArgumentNullException: 'table' argument cannot be null. Parameter name: table Source Error: An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace: [ArgumentNullException: 'table' argument cannot be null. Parameter name: table] System.Data.DataTable.Merge(DataTable table, Boolean preserveChanges, MissingSchemaAction missingSchemaAction) +255 IntranetFactory.IntranetSuite.IFNews.GetItems() +211 IntranetFactory.IntranetSuite.IFNews.RenderContents(HtmlTextWriter writer) +40 System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +42 Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPart.RenderWebPart(HtmlTextWriter output) +10 Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPart.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +155 Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.SPChrome.RenderPartContents(HtmlTextWriter output, WebPart part) +43

 [WebPartException: 'table' argument cannot be null. Parameter name: table] Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.SPChrome.RenderPartContents(HtmlTextWriter output, WebPart part) +20014310 Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.SPChrome.RenderWebPart(HtmlTextWriter output, WebPart part) +64 Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartZone.RenderZoneCell(HtmlTextWriter output, Boolean bMoreParts, WebPart part) +1997 Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartZone.RenderWebParts(HtmlTextWriter output, ArrayList webParts) +508 Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartZone.Render(HtmlTextWriter output) +1000 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +240 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +240 System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlContainerControl.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +42 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +240 System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlForm.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +253 System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlForm.Render(HtmlTextWriter output) +87 System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlForm.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +53 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +240 System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlContainerControl.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +42 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +240 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildrenInternal(HtmlTextWriter writer, ICollection children) +240 System.Web.UI.Page.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +38 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +4240
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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Hi,
it seems that a web part from intranetfactory is causing this error.
To work around this issue, you might want to open the page in IE and add the url parameter
?contents=1
This will open the web part maintenance page, where you can delete this web part.

As I have no experience with that product I can not solve your issue (which caused the error) but perhaps the company who created the web part might be able to support you.
HTH
Rainer
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by:nhaydock
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Thanks! That did it.....not sure why this web part broke all of a sudden as I have not changed it since it was installed many months ago but will contact the company as you suggest.

Cheers
Neil
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