I am trying to connect my form to SharePoint Metadata, but everything I try is failing.

I am starting to think that I have completely misunderstood what to enter into this window :

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I have been entering the GUID for the top level of my managed metadata service found at http://sharepoint:35916/_layouts/15/termstoremanager.aspx but this never seems to work. Can anyone confirm if this is the correct GUID for this parameter?

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SSPID is the GUID of you Managed Meta Data service. TaxonomyField.SspId Property

You are on the correct place and getting the correct id. Do you have more than 1 MMS service in your farm?

What error you are getting?

  • I think I only have this one MMS- I can't see any others under Central Administration. The issue I am getting is that when I try connecting to the data source http://theoracle/_vti_bin/TaxonomyClientService.asmx with the above GUID set as the sspId, and then the People and Department GUIDs for termId and SetId respectively, I get a message saying You must select a repeating group or field when trying to check the data - which I think means that it is only returning 1 item (or less), where I know that Department has several entries (I am able to access these through PowerShell)
    – Bassie
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 12:59
  • I posted another (related) question here sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/180907/how-to-
    – Bassie
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 13:32

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