binding redirect if new assembly is not present RRS feed

  • Question

  • While opening a SharePoint 2013 site in SharePoint Designer (32bits), we are getting an error "The server could not complete your request". In the ULS, I see the error,

    "System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Data.Edm, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.  File name: 'Microsoft.Data.Edm, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'    "

    This is most probably happening because of the bindingredirect defined in the web.config of SharePoint WebApplication.

            <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft.Data.Edm" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" culture="neutral" />
            <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="" />

    In the assemblies, is present on the server and is not.

    Question: 1. Which assembly is SharePoint Designer looking for because I am expecting SharePoint Designer to be compatible with both of the assemblies?

    2. Since the new version of the assembly is not present on the server, shouldn't it use the old version?

    3. Why the error in ULS says cant find assembly 5.0.0 even when it is present on the server?


    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 5:33 AM

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  • Hi Shubham11,

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your question is more related to SharePoint, you could post a new thread in SharePoint forum for suitable support.


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    Thursday, April 19, 2018 5:00 PM