A couple users of our SP2007 site have received this error while accessing datasheet views. They are able to view/edit lists in 'standard view' without any issues and their PCs are configured with XP / IE8.

What is the cause of this error and are there any solutions?

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    Could be any number of things, but it usually points to a problem with alternate access mappings. Is there anything in common with your problem users that your other users don't share (DNS settings, for example)? Are you load balancing your WFEs?
    – vinny
    May 13 '11 at 13:40

This issue will sometimes pop up if you commonly access your pages with two urls, i.e. http://mysite.company.com and http://machinename. Verify that the user is accessing the site using the URL specified as the primary address for that zone in Alternate Access Mappings.

If you are using the http://machinename url convention, I would strongly recommend that you move away from that as it will cause you trouble down the road, i.e. when you need to move to a new machine or when you need to host a new web app on port 80.

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