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Unable to delete invalid form

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  1. Viktor
    Viktor avatar
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    01 Nov 2011
    16 Nov 2011
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    Hi,

    I have created form with invalid name through code:
    var form = formManager.CreateForm("Feedback Form");
    form.Title = "Feedback Form Title";
    form.Name = "Feedback Form Name"; // This is invalid name which will break the form
    formManager.PublishForm(form);
    formManager.SaveChanges();

    I have created and saved invalid form. Now I'm unable to go to Content -> Forms because exception gets thrown when I call
    var formManager = FormsManager.GetManager();

    Exception:

    [ArgumentOutOfRangeException: The artificial type name must be a valid language independend identifier.
    Parameter name: name
    Actual value was Feedback Form Name.]
       Telerik.OpenAccess.RT.ArtificialBase.GenerateType(String nsname, String name, Type idFieldType, String idFieldName, String superClassName) +768
       OpenAccessRuntime.metadata.MetaDataBuilder.CreateArtificialTypes(PackageMetaData[] packageMetaDataParam) +1335
       OpenAccessRuntime.metadata.MetaDataBuilder.buildMetaData(DataObjectsRoot[] roots, Boolean ignoreNoClasses) +727
       OpenAccessRuntime.Relational.RelationalStorageManagerFactory..ctor(StorageManagerFactoryBuilder b) +1321
       OpenAccessRuntime.storagemanager.StorageManagerFactoryBuilder.createSmfForURL() +184


    It's easy to mistype the name and end up in a similar position. Is there a way to fix this through code or by modifying values in the database (something I'd like to avoid)?

    I have tried to remove all the forms by doing the following:

    foreach(var form in formManager.GetForms())
    {
        formManager.Delete(form);
    }

    but I'm unable to execute this as I can't create a form manager.

    Edit: This is by no way a solution, but it allowed me to carry on with prototyping. I have searched all SF tables for a string token and then removed all the rows where this string token appeared. This is something that we must avoid for a range of good reasons.

    Thank you,

    Viktor
  2. Lubomir Velkov
    Lubomir Velkov avatar
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    03 Nov 2014
    21 Nov 2011
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    Hello Viktor,

    I believe I already answered you about this problem in the support ticket that you opened. So, I will close this thread, to not duplicate responses.

    Kind regards,
    Lubomir Velkov
    the Telerik team
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