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XForm error when importing package


Hi there

I tried to perform a package import which contains a page that has an xform property and the property has a xform defined.

However an error is returned

"Failed to save form "Form name not extracted"

Which is then followed by a 'object reference not set to an instance of a object' error.

I found the following blog which seems to be talking about the same problem:

Any ideas on how to get around this?


May 25, 2009 2:43

I seem to have the exact same problem. Did you have any luck fixing it?

Feb 02, 2010 18:43


Is this a site that is converted from CMS 4?
Or perhaps the export was done on CMS4 and then you try to import it in CMS5?
Had a customer do that and got the exact same problem.
The reason is that between CMS4 and CMS5 EPiServer switched from using integers to guids as its for the porms.


Feb 02, 2010 21:20

Afraid not. I was exporting a page with a form on our dev site so it can be used on live. The exact error I get is: 

Failed to save form "Form name not extracted"[System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at EPiServer.Core.Transfer.PropertyXFormTransform.ImportEventHandler(Object sender, TransformPropertyEventArgs e)]

Using .net reflector, where it says "form name not extracted", it would normally put the form name. It would suggest the form has not been exported. I can see form the xml export though.



Feb 02, 2010 21:56
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