SharePoint: Some CSS to make SharePoint surveys look a bit better

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SharePoint surveys when used with rating scales do not look very good at all. Below is some CSS to make them look a bit better, basically adds some spacing & changes the font weights to help the user clearly see the different questions .ms-gridT1 { padding-top: 10px; padding-bottom: 10px; width: 300px; font-weight: normal; } .ms-formlabel … Continue reading SharePoint: Some CSS to make SharePoint surveys look a bit better

SharePoint: Hide page title using javascript

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Add a CEWP or SEWP and add the following code: <script language=”javascript” type=”text/javascript”> ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(retrieveListItemsInclude,’sp.js’); function retrieveListItemsInclude() { document.getElementById(“pageTitle”).style.display=’none’; } </script>

Sharepoint: Site owners with full control get access denied error when trying to create a subsite

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A site owner or user with full control should / would normally be able to create a sub site. However sometimes we get calls where by a site owner cannot create a sub site, when they submit the create new site form they get an access denied page display. If you are getting this error … Continue reading Sharepoint: Site owners with full control get access denied error when trying to create a subsite

Calculated columns: Using [Today] in a Sharepoint calculated column

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When using [Today] in a formula / calculated column in SharePoint you get the following error: “Calculated columns cannot contain volatile functions like Today and Me” For SharePoint 2010 / SharePoint 2013 / SharePoint Online you can use the Today() function eg. =TODAY()+365   =IF(AND([Date Ordered]<Today()-5, OR([Purchase Status]=”SOLD”,[Purchase Status]=”NOT SOLD”,[Purchase Status]=”ITEM NEVER DELIVERED”,[Purchase Status]=”NO STOCK … Continue reading Calculated columns: Using [Today] in a Sharepoint calculated column

Sharepoint 2010 Search Refinement Panel: Some refiners tool tips are bank or empty

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Implemented the Sharepoint search refinment panel on a Sharepoint 2010 enterprise search center. The content for this search center was tagged using both standard Sharepoint column types and some managed metadata columns. What I noticed was that when you hover over some of the refiners on the refinement panel the tooltip would display as expected … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010 Search Refinement Panel: Some refiners tool tips are bank or empty

Sharepoint 2010: How to copy a Sharepoint page with all webparts included

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How to copy a Sharepoint page with all webparts included: 1) Open the site in SharePoint Designer 2010 & browse to the ‘Pages’ library 2) Create a ‘Temp’ folder 3) Right click the page you want to copy and select ‘Copy’ 4) ‘Paste’ the page into the ‘Temp’ folder 5) Rename the page & copy … Continue reading Sharepoint 2010: How to copy a Sharepoint page with all webparts included

Sharepoint 2010 – Solution stuck on Retracting

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On our Sharepoint 2010 Dev farm we we’re trying to remove solutions from Central Admin & they were just stuck on ‘retracting’ Turns out the the Sharepoint Timer Service had stopped, start the Sharepoint Timer Service and your solutions should start to retract as expected.

How to format a date field in a CQWP

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To format a date field in a Sharepoint Content Query Webpart (CQWP) you can do the following: 1) Edit your itemstyle.xsl 2) Add a reference to 3) Now you can use the following syntax to format your date 4) Save your itemstyle.xsl & your date should be formatted

Sharepoint 2010: Add top link navigation bar to Enterprise Search Center

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The Enterprise Search Center in Sharepoint 2010 uses the minimal.master masterpage which doesn’t have any navigation meaning that if you dont find the search result you’re looking for you cant easily navigate away from the site. To add the top links navigation bar, edit the masterpage & find: Above the paste in the below code:

Infopath: Repeating Table outputs as one long string with no delimiters

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In an Infopath form I was using a repeating table to collect a random number of external users email addresses. The repeating section worked fine in collecting the email addresses but when you came to do anything with the data they were captured as one long string with out any delimiters. My repeating table was … Continue reading Infopath: Repeating Table outputs as one long string with no delimiters

Sharepoint: DVWP BCS Webpart Error while executing web part: System.InvalidProgramException: Common Language Runtime detected an invalid program

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Came in this morning and had an error on some of our pages displaying external data using business connectivity services in Sharepoint 2010. This was strange as its been working fine for months & as far as I was aware nobody had been doing any work on this. The error in the Sharepoint logs was: … Continue reading Sharepoint: DVWP BCS Webpart Error while executing web part: System.InvalidProgramException: Common Language Runtime detected an invalid program

K2 Blackpearl Blackpoint Error: Unable to modify workflow : Server did not recognize the value of HTTP Header SOAPAction

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In K2 Blackpearl / Blackpoint We were getting the following error when publishing a workflow: Unable to modify workflow : Server did not recognize the value of HTTP Header SOAPAction: SourceCode.SharePoint.WebServices/ScheduleModifyWorkflow. After contacting K2 support they advised this error occurs if the K2 Server and SharePoint components are on different versions. I reapplied the latest … Continue reading K2 Blackpearl Blackpoint Error: Unable to modify workflow : Server did not recognize the value of HTTP Header SOAPAction

Facebook kit for Sharepoint

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Facebook kit for Sharepoint The Facebook Kit for SharePoint (FKS) provides your end users with many great SharePoint web parts that leverage the Facebook Connect API. These Facebook web parts will provide great “Social” value to you sites, and will help connect your employees to each other! The FKS infrastructure helps minimize the steps to … Continue reading Facebook kit for Sharepoint

Sharepoint Skype status field

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Sharepoint Skype status field: Allows to create a column that shows the current Skype status of the entered account name. Great for extending the presence information. – possibility to configure the field to display small skype status icon – possibility to decide the behaviour after clicking on the status (chat, call, account information etc) http://skypestatusfield.codeplex.com/

SharePoint 2010: Document Icons are not displayed in search results

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SharePoint 2010: Document Icons are not displayed in search results One may find that “Document Icons” are no longer displayed in search results after modifying the DOCICON.xml file. In this scenario an empty box will appear where the document icon should be displayed. The same document icons are displayed correctly while viewing the document libraries. … Continue reading SharePoint 2010: Document Icons are not displayed in search results

Sharepoint 2010 Secure Store: An error occurred during the “Generate Key” process. Please try again or contact your administrator

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“Sharepoint 2010 Secure Store: An error occurred during the “Generate Key” process. Please try again or contact your administrator” Things to check: – Ensure the logged in user is a member of the farm administrators group – In my case the ‘Sharepoint Webservices Root’ application pool had stopped on one of my app servers