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12/10/2017 1:53 AM

I'm having trouble with upgrading a 7.3.2 site to later versions.  Since upgrades weren't working, I started going step by step, and the first step results in major problems.

For the upgrade itself, no errors were reported in either the installerLogXXXXXX.resources file or in the sqldataprovider's log.resources files.  However, visiting the site reveals quite a few problems.

The site "works" in that it loads, skins are applied to pages, and navigation works.

There are a number of pages in which the navigation pages are totally empty, and in Edit mode, not even the edit control icons are shown.  Just blank.  Viewing in Layout mode does show the content pane names correctly.  If you look at the Page Settings for one of these pages (getting to Modules) from the page settings on that Admin, Page Management page the modules are there.  If, however, I try Page Settings from the actual page, I get errors like this:

Error: is currently unavailable. DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.ModuleLoadException: Value of '12/31/9999 11:59:59 PM' is not valid for 'SelectedDate'. 'SelectedDate' should be between 'MinDate' and 'MaxDate'. Parameter name: SelectedDate ---> System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of '12/31/9999 11:59:59 PM' is not valid for 'SelectedDate'. 'SelectedDate' should be between 'MinDate' and 'MaxDate'. Parameter name: SelectedDate at Telerik.Web.UI.RadDatePicker.set_SelectedDate(Nullable`1 value) at DotNetNuke.Modules.Admin.Tabs.ManageTabs.BindTab() in d:\Websites\npi-2017\DesktopModules\Admin\Tabs\ManageTabs.ascx.cs:line 382 at DotNetNuke.Modules.Admin.Tabs.ManageTabs. (EventArgs e) in d:\Websites\npi-2017\DesktopModules\Admin\Tabs\ManageTabs.ascx.cs:line 1538 --- End of inner exception stack trace ---

I get this behavior on pages where the blank content pane issue is present, but not on pages where modules are shown correctly and edit mode shows the action icons.

Admin pages that exhibit this problem include:

  • Admin, Event Viewer
  • Admin, Search Admin
  • Admin, Search Engine Sitemap
  • Admin, Site Wizard
  • Admin, Solutions Explorer

A lot of these errors seem to be:

Could not load type '''.

   at DotNetNuke.UI.Utilities.Reflection.CreateType(String TypeName, String CacheKey, Boolean UseCache, Boolean IgnoreErrors)     

   at DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Pane.IsVesionableModule(ModuleInfo moduleInfo)     

   at DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Pane.InjectModule(ModuleInfo module)     

   at DotNetNuke.UI.Skins.Skin.InjectModule(Pane pane, ModuleInfo module)

Admin, File Management shows this error:

Error: File Management is currently unavailable. DotNetNuke.Services.Exceptions.ModuleLoadException: Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: '4' Key being added: '4' ---> System.ArgumentException: Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: '4' Key being added: '4' at System.Collections.Hashtable.Insert(Object key, Object nvalue, Boolean add) at DotNetNuke.Modules.DigitalAssets.Components.Controllers.DigitalAssetsController.AreMappedPathsSupported(Int32 folderMappingId) at DotNetNuke.Modules.DigitalAssets.Components.Controllers.DigitalAssetsController.GetUnlinkAllowedStatus(IFolderInfo folder) at DotNetNuke.Modules.DigitalAssets.Components.Controllers.DigitalAssetsController.GetFolderViewModel(IFolderInfo folder) at DotNetNuke.Modules.DigitalAssets.Components.Controllers.DigitalAssetsController.GetRootFolder(Int32 moduleId) at DotNetNuke.Modules.DigitalAssets.View. (EventArgs e) --- End of inner exception stack trace ---



So ... I'm looking for suggestions on how to fix this, and how this might have happened in the first place.  I'd like to revert, make some changes where needed, and redo the upgrade.





Joe Craig
Patapsco Research Group, Ellicott City, MD
DotNetNuke Development and Services (
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12/11/2017 3:59 PM
I would start by looking at SQL. See if you can find anything in Tabs, ModuleSettings or TabModuleSettings or Modules where there are dates that look to be invalid.

Chris Hammond
Former DNN Corp Employee, MVP, Core Team Member, Trustee Software Solutions DotNetNuke Module Development, Upgrades and consulting. a chat room for DotNetNuke discussions
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12/11/2017 4:12 PM
there are some rows in tables TabSettings, ModuleSettings or TabModuleSettings with a date value, which is out of the range of SQL DateTime.
Find any value "12/31/9999%" and replace it by Null

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