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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

< !-- #RENDER FAILED -- > Error Message

The "<!-- #RENDER FAILED -->" error message sometimes appears in WebParts where
1. You are sorting by Modified Date
2. and you "Display items in batches of the specified size."

To fix the error, either change the default sort order, or change the "Item Limit" option in the view to "Limit the total number of items returned to the specified amount."


At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the solutions.

Could you please explain why "Display items in batches of the specified size" causes the error?

At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Matt said...

Thank you!!!!! Quick fix saved my ass.

At 11:35 PM, Blogger MoneMike said...

THis ddn not work for me!! The issue is occuring on my "assigned to field". When I select "Show filter Choices" it issues RENDER FAILED.


At 9:48 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

You'll also get this render failed error if you have Totals turned on in your view if you have a document library that is getting large.

At 11:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had the samme eror when browsing a public view in a large document library when clicking "Next" the list of documents:
"Documents managed by team: RENDER FAILED"

This was solved by by changing regional settings. These settings must be using the same local:

-Locale on Site (Site settings - Site Administration - Regional settings).

-Language on default user on the Sharepoint Front End Servers

-Default language on the Sharepoint SQL user on the SQL server(s). Remember to check if the databases are on more than one server.

We are using Norwegian as default user so this might not aply to users with English as default.

At 6:15 AM, Blogger Syed Intikhab Alam said...

i have one question ?

It was working fine for , i have sharepoint servcices for Project Server 2003 on the same machine. But all of a sudden I am getting this render failed error on Issues , Risks and Documents.

But if i choose Explorer view i can see the folders.

Can any one help.

At 2:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

summing on the file size column in a folder that has a large number of files will also produce this error. taking off sum under totals will get rid of this error

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ronnie Guha

Have you been to ?


At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i get this error on every field in my custom list, when trying to select "show filter choices"

the list has got about 550 items in it.

has anyone an idea or explanation for this behaviour?

totals are turned of.

At 2:38 AM, Anonymous amanda said...

I also receive this error when selecting "Show Filter Choice" under the title field in a list. We also have around 550 items in the list.

I have tried changing values in the view (sort, group by, totals, limit, etc) but nothing makes a difference.

I know there must be a way to solve this because in my last job I worked with a list that had over 3,000 items and when you selected "Show Filter Choices" it refreshed the page and showed the drop-down filters for every column.

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sort by ID (descending)

At 12:28 PM, Blogger James said...

Make sure ther eare no multivalue fields in the view.

At 11:01 PM, Anonymous René Hézser said...

There is a bug with MultiValue fields in views.
If a view contains at least one field which stored multiple values, you will get the render failed if you try to filter. See my post at


At 10:16 PM, Blogger Geo said...

The fix was obscure but simple. Change the Group By options to Expanded and the problem was solved.

At 6:13 PM, Blogger harish said...

this fix is not working for me,, render failed error is coming in web part list and also in administrative task.. i have even tried some patch suggested by MS.. nothing works.. this stupid issue is delaying my work..

At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a workflow to approve files, and a view that will only show the approved files, and none of ur solutions worked for me, this sort of things would not happen with drupal, microsoft is still mediocre

At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You also have this issue when you run out of space on a SQL server... :)

At 7:02 AM, Anonymous denise said...

you 'da man! Thanks - it saved me lots of time....

At 1:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drupal blows

At 11:40 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

My server is on it's last legs and I'm scared to reboot it...typically that will fix the problem (I know) but I'm scared the OS will not boot up

At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also had same issue.
You'll also get this render failed error if you have Totals turned on in your view if you have a document library that is getting large.

when i removed totals it worked


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