Self Healing Sharepoint

We ran into a situation where a Custom List had a Calendar view. The Custom List also had a copy of NewForm.aspx called QuickAdd.aspx. There was no customization done to QuickAdd.aspx. The Supporting Files for the Custom List had been updated to set New Item form to QuickAdd.aspx.

In the Calendar view of this Custom List, clicking on any existing item within the Calendar lead to this QuickAdd.aspx?ID=n which in turn lead to NewForm.aspx?ID=n which did not display the item clicked on, but the default New Item form entry. Obviously not desired behavior.

The solution, from Microsoft? Simple!

Delete QuickAdd.aspx.

The self-healing nature of SharePoint allows it to correct the Supporting Files. Once QuickAdd.aspx was deleted, the Custom List Calendar view correctly registered DispForm.aspx as the Display Form.

Note, for some reason, this did not affect any of the other existing views on the list. Clicking on an existing item took you to DispForm.aspx?ID=n.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.