Monday, January 10, 2011

ArcGIS 10: Script Error After Clicking on Description Tab

Here is a weird ArcGIS 10 bug for you.

Problem:
A blank tool window and a blank script error window, but only after clicking on the Description tab in ArcCatalog. 



(Someone reported that this error also occurs when you edit the item description (add metadata) for a model or script and appears to also be fixed the same way)







Solution:
In internet options, accessible through internet explorer or the control panel, go under the Security tab and set the level to Medium. There are no more script errors. To experiment, I went back and set it to Medium-High, the script errors returned, back to Medium they're gone! 





References:
  1. ArcGIS Resource Center: ArcCatalog v10 Internet Explorer Script Error on page, Run ActiveX control

4 comments:

  1. Wow, this has been bothering me for a while! Thanks

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  2. I just changed my security settings and I have not had any "blank" error screens since then. Thanks a lot for this very helpful tip!

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  3. I uninstalled IE. Now I just have google chrome. What do I do in this?

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