Content Query Web Part will not show documents
I have been trying to utilize the Content Query Web Part to create a "recently updated documents" section on the home page of our MOSS installation. We have a single site collection with lots of sub-sites and document libraries. For configuration I do: Source: Show items from all sites in this site collection Show items from this list type: Document Library Show items of this content type group: <All Content Types> Audience Targeting: not checked Additional Filters: <no filter> Everything else is default. I get the following error: "There is a problem with the query that this Web Part is issuing. Check the configuration of this Web Part and try again." I have tried numerous alternative configurations. Selecting specific content types, different filters etc to no avial. If I confgure it to show images it works fine. It seems to me this is pretty straightforward. What am I missing? Thanks, James
June 19th, 2008 8:15pm

No ideas on how to even start degugging this?
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June 23rd, 2008 4:36pm
June 27th, 2008 9:05pm

Have you tried just adding a new CQWP to the page and switching it to shwo items from Document Library? Sounds like something is messed up as an out of the box CQWP works fine in this configuration.
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June 28th, 2008 10:07am

Hi James TOday i was getting same error in case can you please let me know how did u resolve it . ThanksThanks Ron
October 22nd, 2009 10:37pm

I'm seeing this today, too. I haven't determined what is special about the site it's failing on yet.
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July 7th, 2010 5:20am

It's the item limit error for the Content Query Web Part. You can read more on an MSDN Blog here: In order to fix it, you need a more restrictive query or you need to export the .webpart file, modify the ListsOverride property to modify the limit and then use the new imported webpart. My new lists override property looks like this: <property name="ListsOverride" type="string"><![CDATA[ <Lists MaxListLimit="2000"> </Lists>]]></property>
July 7th, 2010 5:40am

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