“I Need To…” Web Part and JavaScript error

If you try to customize the "I Need To…" web part, as outlined by Gary in his blog post, you might experience a JavaScript error, just like this one:

Line: 1
Char: 1
Error: Object expected
Code: 0

This error is launched by the TATWP_jumpMenu JavaScript function, because it attempts to execute a function defined in another .js file that hasn’t been loaded.

Workaround:

Add a hidden Content Editor Web Part with the following HTML source text:

<script language="javascript" src="/_layouts/portal.js?rev=INhSs9mWTnUTqdwwIXYMaQ%3D%3D"></script>

This will ensure that the referenced script file loads correctly.

9 thoughts on ““I Need To…” Web Part and JavaScript error”

  1. I have two “I need to…” web parts on one page and I tried this fix for the TATWP_jumpMenu() issue but it did not work–any other ideas? Thanks!

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