I have made event receiver which updates a field in a list, that event receiver is running in the subsite but not the the root site. The event receiver is scope = web.

Can there be some issue with that, also I cannot see


                EventLog.WriteEntry("Windows SharePoint Services 3", errormsg);


Please suggest, The site is in WSS 3


  • could you say more about the event handler target (sync/async, *-ing, *-ed, etc.) ? Apr 17, 2012 at 16:59
  • its on ItemAdded
    – RHM
    Apr 17, 2012 at 18:52
  • How have you deployed this? As a feature? Have you activated this in both webs? If you give details on how this was deployed and associated with the structure (list or content type) we'll take it from there.
    – Ciaran
    Apr 17, 2012 at 18:53
  • I deployed it as a feature on both the sites and on both sites the features are activated, on subsite it works but on its parent site it isnt working.
    – RHM
    Apr 18, 2012 at 10:00
  • It is only meant to work on a custom ID column which will be incremented by +1 everytime the new item is added.. that custom ID column is there on both the sites in the list
    – RHM
    Apr 18, 2012 at 10:02

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Download and install Sharepoint Manager http://spm.codeplex.com/releases/view/22762 then browse to your list. See if the event receiver is actually atttached. If not, you have a deployment issue. If yes you have a code issue! :)

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