Indexing error

Topics: Troubleshooting
Aug 17, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Since I have published my Orchard site, I get the following error message trying to index my site.... (settings -> search index)...

Thanks

Johan

 

Server Error in '/' Application.

'.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 1, position 1.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Xml.XmlException: '.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 1, position 1.

Source Error:

The source code that generated this unhandled exception can only be shown when compiled in debug mode. To enable this, please follow one of the below steps, then request the URL:

1. Add a "Debug=true" directive at the top of the file that generated the error. Example:

<%@ Page Language="C#" Debug="true" %>

or:

2) Add the following section to the configuration file of your application:

<configuration>
<system.web>
<compilation debug="true"/>
</system.web>
</configuration>

Note that this second technique will cause all files within a given application to be compiled in debug mode. The first technique will cause only that particular file to be compiled in debug mode.

Important: Running applications in debug mode does incur a memory/performance overhead. You should make sure that an application has debugging disabled before deploying into production scenario.


Stack Trace:

[XmlException: '.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 1, position 1.]
   System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e) +73
   System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String[] args) +84
   System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowInvalidChar(Char[] data, Int32 length, Int32 invCharPos) +46
   System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseRootLevelWhitespace() +4076228
   System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseDocumentContent() +189
   System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read() +145
   System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Load(XmlReader reader, LoadOptions options) +44
   System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Parse(String text, LoadOptions options) +88
   Orchard.Indexing.Models.IndexSettings.Parse(String content) +36
   Orchard.Indexing.Services.IndexingTaskExecutor.LoadSettings(String indexName) +74
   Orchard.Indexing.Services.IndexingTaskExecutor.GetLastIndexedUtc(String indexName) +12
   Orchard.Indexing.Services.IndexingService.Orchard.Indexing.Services.IIndexingService.GetIndexEntry(String indexName) +104
   Orchard.Indexing.Controllers.AdminController.Index() +37
   lambda_method(Closure , ControllerBase , Object[] ) +40
   System.Web.Mvc.ActionMethodDispatcher.Execute(ControllerBase controller, Object[] parameters) +17
   System.Web.Mvc.ReflectedActionDescriptor.Execute(ControllerContext controllerContext, IDictionary`2 parameters) +188
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethod(ControllerContext controllerContext, ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor, IDictionary`2 parameters) +27
   System.Web.Mvc.<>c__DisplayClass15.<InvokeActionMethodWithFilters>b__12() +56
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodFilter(IActionFilter filter, ActionExecutingContext preContext, Func`1 continuation) +267
   System.Web.Mvc.<>c__DisplayClass17.<InvokeActionMethodWithFilters>b__14() +20
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodFilter(IActionFilter filter, ActionExecutingContext preContext, Func`1 continuation) +267
   System.Web.Mvc.<>c__DisplayClass17.<InvokeActionMethodWithFilters>b__14() +20
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodFilter(IActionFilter filter, ActionExecutingContext preContext, Func`1 continuation) +267
   System.Web.Mvc.<>c__DisplayClass17.<InvokeActionMethodWithFilters>b__14() +20
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeActionMethodWithFilters(ControllerContext controllerContext, IList`1 filters, ActionDescriptor actionDescriptor, IDictionary`2 parameters) +190
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerActionInvoker.InvokeAction(ControllerContext controllerContext, String actionName) +329
   System.Web.Mvc.Controller.ExecuteCore() +115
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerBase.Execute(RequestContext requestContext) +94
   System.Web.Mvc.ControllerBase.System.Web.Mvc.IController.Execute(RequestContext requestContext) +10
   System.Web.Mvc.<>c__DisplayClassb.<BeginProcessRequest>b__5() +37
   System.Web.Mvc.Async.<>c__DisplayClass1.<MakeVoidDelegate>b__0() +21
   System.Web.Mvc.Async.<>c__DisplayClass8`1.<BeginSynchronous>b__7(IAsyncResult _) +12
   System.Web.Mvc.Async.WrappedAsyncResult`1.End() +55
   System.Web.Mvc.<>c__DisplayClasse.<EndProcessRequest>b__d() +31
   System.Web.Mvc.SecurityUtil.<GetCallInAppTrustThunk>b__0(Action f) +7
   System.Web.Mvc.SecurityUtil.ProcessInApplicationTrust(Action action) +23
   System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.EndProcessRequest(IAsyncResult asyncResult) +59
   System.Web.Mvc.MvcHandler.System.Web.IHttpAsyncHandler.EndProcessRequest(IAsyncResult result) +9
   Orchard.Mvc.Routes.HttpAsyncHandler.EndProcessRequest(IAsyncResult result) in d:\TeamCity\Projects\Orchard-Default\src\Orchard\Mvc\Routes\ShellRoute.cs:148
   System.Web.CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() +8841105
   System.Web.HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) +184



Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.1

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Coordinator
Aug 17, 2011 at 6:24 PM

You should try to delete the xml file in App_data\Default\ which should contain ‘index’ in its filename.

Aug 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Thanks, this solved my problem, deleted the following file...

App_Data\Sites\Default\Search.settings.xml

Nov 17, 2011 at 4:57 AM

I had the same problem and this fixed it for me too.  The file was zero-length.

Nov 17, 2011 at 2:27 PM
Edited Nov 17, 2011 at 2:28 PM

Myself and Znowman had this recently as well. I wonder what's causing the index to file to get in this state?

Coordinator
Nov 17, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Was it a migration from 1.2 or a plain 1.3 install ?

Nov 17, 2011 at 5:04 PM

I can't remember unfortunately, and I wiped the database only an hour or two ago so I can't check :(

My production server which definitely was an upgrade hasn't seen the same problem.