5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 9, 2012 7:07 AM by Dan Bracuk RSS

    getting Element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM

    Srinivas VK

      I am getting below intermittent error in the coldfusion exception logs. when run the code, its working fine but for some users the below error is throwing. as per the exception.log from CF administrator. ( The variable form.DIST_NAME is exist and works fine when i run the file from the browser).

       

      coldfusion.runtime.UndefinedElementException: Element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM.

                at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.resolveCanonicalName(CfJspPage.java:1724)

                at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolve(CfJspPage.java:1677)

                at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1812)

                at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._resolveAndAutoscalarize(CfJspPage.java:1805)

                at cfordersearchresultsReporting2ecfm1172240657._factor2(/opt/coldfusion9/apps/www/olpsales/ ordersearchresultsReporting.cfm:105)

                at cfordersearchresultsReporting2ecfm1172240657._factor8(/opt/coldfusion9/apps/www/olpsales/ ordersearchresultsReporting.cfm:103)

                at cfordersearchresultsReporting2ecfm1172240657.runPage(/opt/coldfusion9/apps/www/olpsales/o rdersearchresultsReporting.cfm:1)

                at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(CfJspPage.java:231)

                at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(IncludeTag.java:416)

                at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(CfincludeFilter.java:65)

                at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(ApplicationFilter.java:363)

                at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(RequestMonitorFilter.java:48)

                at coldfusion.filter.MonitoringFilter.invoke(MonitoringFilter.java:40)

                at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(PathFilter.java:87)

                at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(ExceptionFilter.java:70)

                at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(ClientScopePersistenceFilter.java:2 8)

                at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(BrowserFilter.java:38)

                at coldfusion.filter.NoCacheFilter.invoke(NoCacheFilter.java:46)

                at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(GlobalsFilter.java:38)

                at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(DatasourceFilter.java:22)

                at coldfusion.filter.CachingFilter.invoke(CachingFilter.java:53)

                at coldfusion.filter.RequestThrottleFilter.invoke(RequestThrottleFilter.java:126)

                at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(CfmServlet.java:200)

                at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapServlet.service(BootstrapServlet.java:89)

                at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:86)

                at coldfusion.monitor.event.MonitoringServletFilter.doFilter(MonitoringServletFilter.java:42 )

                at coldfusion.bootstrap.BootstrapFilter.doFilter(BootstrapFilter.java:46)

                at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.doFilter(FilterChain.java:94)

                at jrun.servlet.FilterChain.service(FilterChain.java:101)

                at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106)

                at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42)

                at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:286)

                at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:543)

                at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:203)

                at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:320)

                at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:428)

                at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:266)

                at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)

        • 1. Re: getting Element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM
          Owain North Community Member

          It'll be because the element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM.

           

          Why not put in a structKeyExists with some error handling? There's nothing anyone on here will really be able to tell you.

          • 2. Re: getting Element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM
            Dan Bracuk Community Member

            What's probably happening is that someone has the ordersearchresultsReporting.cfm page bookmarked.  Owain's suggestion of using a structkeyexists will work.  Or, since there is always more than one way to do something, you could check the value of the cgi.http_referrer variable.

            • 3. Re: getting Element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM
              Adam Cameron. Community Member

               

              It'll be because the element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM.

               

              Why not put in a structKeyExists with some error handling? There's nothing anyone on here will really be able to tell you.

               

              Well: quite.  As dismissive as this sounds, it's about as sensible a comment as one can make based on the question.

               

              I am getting below intermittent error in the coldfusion exception logs. when run the code, its working fine but for some users the below error is throwing. as per the exception.log from CF administrator. ( The variable form.DIST_NAME is exist and works fine when i run the file from the browser).

               

              OK, so what you've established is that via the path through the logic that you think is taking place, there is no problem.  So there's probably no need to investigate that path.

               

              You need to find the path through the logic that does have the problem, and deal with that.

               

              Putting a try/catch around the code and logging some metrics as to what the request is doing, what its referer was and the like might cast some light on the scene.

               

              But there's no point in dwelling on the part of the code that is working OK, and telling us about that bit.  That's not the bit you need to concern yourself with.

               

              First verify all the references to ordersearchresultsReporting.cfm in your code or on your website, or on Google (in case it's been indexed at some point), and work out what other logical path(s) can be taken to that file, and test all of those.  Clearly one of them ain't working.

               

              --

              Adam

              • 4. Re: getting Element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM
                Srinivas VK Community Member

                yes I know that people may be added link to favourites. but users sent the screenshot of the error and in that i can clearly able to see the referrer  which is the form page only (i mean from the previous page).

                • 5. Re: getting Element DIST_NAME is undefined in FORM
                  Dan Bracuk Community Member

                  If the http referrer is not the problem, it might be something that I have actually observed.  We had a situation for awhile where the form would be submitted and processed.  Then there would be another page request, but without the form scope.  You would have to check your http logs to see if that is happening in your case.

                   

                  We never figured out what was causing that, but it appears to not be happening anymore.

                   

                  If you just want to solve the problem, Owain's suggestion is still valid.