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You open a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Web site in Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007. Then, you connect to an XML Web service. However, when you click Show Data to retrieve data from the XML Web service, you receive the following error message:
The server returned a non-specific error when trying to get data from the data source. Check the format and content of your query and try again. If the problem persists, contact the server administrator.
This issue occurs if the following conditions are true:
To resolve this issue, add the proxy server information to the global Web.config file on the computer that is running Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about how to connect to and work with an XML Web service in SharePoint Designer 2007, click Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer Help on the Help menu, type XML Web service, and then click Search to view a list of relevant topics.
Article ID: 923173 - Last Review: November 3, 2006 - Revision: 1.3