If you see this error message in WSS chances are you have an active reference to custom field type but have not installed the field type. The “/_layouts/mngfield.aspx” page will throw this error in the above scenario. Two possible resolutions:
In 1996 Microsoft acquired the VTI company specially to help build it’s growing web product line. VTI stands for Vermeer Technologies Incorporated. The ubiquitous familiar folder began with FrontPage extensions and comes directly from what VTI’s developers decided to call it pre-acquisition back in 1996. It remains unchanged today. Now it’s even more visible with the continuation into the SharePoint product line and not likely to go anywhere soon.
Not a technical post but interesting anyway, right?
So you want to display a single random item from a SharePoint list? It’s a common request and a very handy one for visitors. Give your site a fresh relevant appearance with a dynamic web part. Web 2.0 requires us site designers to keep pace with visitor expectations. Let’s get to the fun part. Here we’ll be using the Data Form Web Part (DFWP) sometimes called the Data View Web Part (DVWP) to present a SharePoint list with XSLT logic for the randomizer and conditional formatting to only show the target record.