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SPS 2003 with SharePoint Designer Data View

“The server for the data source returned a non-specific error when trying to execute your query.  Check the format and content of your query and try again.  If the problem persists, contact the server administrator.”

I am logged in to SharePoint Designer as a test account that has administrative rights to the site in question.  I can’t even “Show Data” on the SharePoint List (any of them) – I get the error above.

Further, logging in as a Site Collection Administrator does not solve this problem.  However, logging in as a Domain Administrator account with rights all over the place, it works without a hitch.

Please help if you know of any solutions – please comment on this post.

Sue Hernandez