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When using a Gallery Data Connection in Designer the following Window opens up.
Clicking OK opens a window with error message "Root element is missing".
The error message generally indicates that there is an issue with the connection to the database.
Before proceeding with the below steps make sure - if possible - that the database connection is working outside Designer. Many ODBC drivers have an option to test connectivity.
As the root cause is typically an invalid Connection String there are two options how to tackle the issue.Option A