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Sharepoint Tips and Tricks

Links to a wide range of internet pages and sites showing basic Tips and Tricks for SharePoint Beginners, Power Users and Wannabe Programmers

Kicking Off a Workflow on an Entire List The Poor Man's Way

Excellent work. This worked great for me. I had a list with over 400 items in it and a recent enhancement to the site required a workflow to be run to change a status field from "Active" to "Expired" end the end of the year. Without this technique I would have had to go in and kick the workflow off for each of the existing 400 items.

Synchronize Lists in two different site collections

I learned SharePoint development partially by reading blog posts. I would like to use this blog to share some neat tricks that I have figured out with the SharePoint developer community.

Anyone can build a SharePoint App with Microsoft Access (Channel 9)

SPC204 Come to this session to learn how power users can easily and quickly build SharePoint apps with a full SQL back end without writing any code. You’ll learn how to create rich UI SharePoint apps using

Implementing your responsive designs on SharePoint 2013

Learn how a SharePoint publishing site looks and reacts to different display resolutions when you implement a responsive web design. Web designers are crucial for a successful SharePoint implementation. We all know that. With this in mind, I wanted to write an article for our SharePoint web designers out there.

Why are my sort orders not working in my SharePoint 2013 search results web part?

I've recently been working on a project for a public website using SharePoint 2013 and ran into an issue regarding the search results web part not applying my defined sort order. One of the requirements for the project was to roll up data from a list that's sorted by name and location in ascending order.

How to: simplify navigation in your SharePoint lists and libraries by setting up metadata navigation

Document libraries can be a tough beast to navigate if you have a lot of different content. You might say, why don;t you create a separate list or document library and store different content based on that, yes you could do that ...

AutoComplete Lookup Field with JQuery

This project creates a Custom SharePoint Lookup field that offers new functionalities to default SharePoint lookup field by allowing Auto Complete or Type Ahead search functionality with Contains CAML query. Below is a few of the features offered by AutoComplete Lookup field over standard SharePoint Lookup field: Auto Complete or Type Ahead lookup search (queries after each typing) OTB SharePoint Lookup Dropdown look and feel for the results Proper validations Searches the lookup keyword with Contains CAML query Configurable for No.of results to be displayed Configurable for No.of characters to start the auto complete search

Auto Complete lookup field-SharePoint Tool Basket

This project regroups other projects to propose a set of tools for SharePoint. Features such as SharePoint Document Rating, Form Designer, Ajax enabled lookup field are available. Note that 2 webcasts showing how to get started are available (Downloads =>2 last links)

SharePoint AutoComplete Lookup Field with JQuery

This project creates a Custom SharePoint Lookup field that offers new functionalities to default SharePoint lookup field by allowing Auto Complete or Type Ahead search functionality with Contains CAML query. Below is a few of the features offered by AutoComplete Lookup field over standard SharePoint Lookup field: Auto Complete or Type Ahead lookup search (queries after each typing) OTB SharePoint Lookup Dropdown look and feel for the results Proper validations Searches the lookup keyword with Contains CAML query Configurable for No.of results to be displayed Configurable for No.of characters to start the auto complete search

Create an Easy Quiz - STORE

Easy Quiz allows users to create, distribute, grade, and report on quizzes

Add a unique auto incrementing column to a Sharepoint site

Credit to Jim Adcock

SharePoint lists come pre-equipped with a unique naming convention for each list item. The unique ID on any SharePoint is a GUID, a "Globally Unique ID", which identifies the item as unique from anything else in the system. (Lists also have GUIDs, as do Sites, Views, Workflows...

SharePoint lists VII: Handy tips and tricks - SharePoint Server

Learn tips and tricks for SharePoint 2010 lists.

How to create a view based on workflow status column

Hi All, I came across to one requirement where i needed to show only Completed Workflow Items. That means i have one workflow attached to a list and when workflow is completed then only i have to show that item. so i though of creating a view for that.

SharePoint Designer - Restore Previous Workflow Version - Laura Rogers @WonderLaura

SharePoint Designer - Restore Previous Workflow Version

by laura on 5/2/2012 10:04 PM
Category: Office 365 Grid; workflows
Have you ever published changes in a workflow in SharePoint Designer and wish you hadn't? There is a little known way to go in and restore a previous version of your workflow. This uses the same versioning capability that lists and libraries have. By default, every time you publish changes to a workflow, they are saved as a new version.

This solution applies to all versions of SharePoint 2010, 2007, and SharePoint Online with Office 365.

Build sites for SharePoint 2013

Learn about the new site authoring and publishing model for websites in SharePoint 2013.

SharePoint Intranet Examples Resource

On a regular basis I have had people ask me for examples of SharePoint branded intranets. The challenges are that A) most customers don't want to share their intranets, B) many designers and partners have this in their own managed portfolios, and C) great contests/orgs have collections of them for paid subscription/purchase.

Delete Recent Sites Opened in SharePoint Designer 2010 | @jontriphan

Remove your recent sites from the Recent Site list on the the default page.

Display a Sub-Site List on a Top Level Site - Laura Rogers @WonderLaura

In SharePoint 2007, it was possible to display any list or library from one site on another site in the same site collection, but to accomplish it usually entailed digging into SharePoint Designer and creating a data view web part. There was that little button when designing a data view web part, called “Connect to another Library”, which let you create a web part on one site, based off data in another site.

Creating a Linked Source for Your Data View Web Part (DVWP) in SharePoint Designer 2010

Matt Bramer (@ IOnline247) asked me a good question today in the USPJ Academy forums which I needed to think about and do a little searching to answer. That usually makes for a good blog post. I've tried to follow your aggregate data source steps in 2010 and I can't seem to view a data source without actually inserting a DVWP.

Using a DataSource in a Data View Web Part (DVWP) in a Different Site in SharePoint Designer 2010

For whatever reason, Microsoft in its infinite wisdom seems to have removed the 'Connect to another library...' link in the Data Source Library in SharePoint Designer 2010. Maybe that capability is hidden somewhere else now, but as my pal Chris Givens pointed out the other day in his Missing Features from SharePoint Designer 2010 post, it's not "findable".

Opening a Hidden Web Part

Dedit to: End User SharePoint

I received an interesting email today: "I hid a web part by clicking on the X button. How can I bring it back and then delete it?" Why would someone want to bring a web part back on the page just to delete it again?

Folder or File name is too long

You receive a "The specified file or folder name is too long" error message when you create a new folder or a new document in a document library in SharePoint

Describes a scenario where you receive an error message when you create a new folder or work with documents in a document library. You experience this symptom if the number of characters in the URL exceeds the maximum number of characters.

Information about the characters that you cannot use in site names, folder names, and file names in SharePoint

This article lists the characters that you cannot use in the following names in Microsoft SharePoint: Site names Folder names Server names File names For more information about the underscore character () in server names, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Issues after you install updates to Internet Explorer or Windows Site names, subsite names, or site group names You cannot start a site name, a subsite name, or a site group name with an underscore () character or with the period (.)

Create a SharePoint Lookup Column to Another Site

Credit to: Enduser.com

want to create a lookup column in my list/library that looks up data which comes from a list/library of another site.

Many SharePoint users believe this is out right unavailable without coding some sort of a solution. Well, there is a solution.

Solution:
As long as you stay in the same Site Collection, you can create a lookup Site Column that will be used to get information from a list which is available in a parent site. The Site Column must be created in the same site as the referenced list/library.