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DNN Error "Invalid attempt to read when no data is present"
When upgrading from 4.3.1 to 4.3.2 I encountered the above error. A few posts in the DNN Forums suggested there were problems with the portals defined. In my case, I had one portal defined with id of zero (0) yet there was also a portal id one (1) called “My Website” with most other columns null. I started the 4.x journey with 4.0.2 and checking there I found only one row in Portals. So....perhaps the upgrade to 4.3.1 did something? Anyway, I had just tried my cookbook approach to upgrading ......

Posted On Monday, July 10, 2006 7:01 PM

How to upgrade a DNN site
I've got a pretty simple “cookbook” way to upgrade (or test upgrade) a DNN site which I thought I'd share. I'm using 4.x which means SQL Server 2005 and VS.NET 2005. Unzip the download to a new directory Make the new directory a virtual web share Copy/paste either development.config or release.config and rename to web.config Compare the old web.config to the new web.config (using a tool like WinMerge) and copy over the database connection string (edit to use new database name from step ......

Posted On Monday, July 10, 2006 6:39 PM

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