Sharepoint Workflow Task Error: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

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Error in Event Log on Sharepoint Server: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited When a workflow processes a task normally, the following sequence of events is expected to occur: 1. The process begins. 2. The workflow places a ‘lock’ on the task so nothing else can change the … Continue reading Sharepoint Workflow Task Error: This task is currently locked by a running workflow and cannot be edited

K2 Blackpoint Blackpearl – How to update a Sharepoint list items using common meta data

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In a K2 Sharepoint process you will quite often have to update the same piece of meta data in multiple locations ie. you have a status column which is part of the list your process is attached to but you may need to reflect this status update on another list item in another list for … Continue reading K2 Blackpoint Blackpearl – How to update a Sharepoint list items using common meta data

Populating an Infopath dropdown using a specific Sharepoint list view

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If you have a Sharepoint list containing multiple views, one view shows all approved items and another view shows all items that are pending approval. You have an Infopath form where you have a dropdown control that you want to be populated with only ‘Approved’ list items from your Sharepoint list. If you create your … Continue reading Populating an Infopath dropdown using a specific Sharepoint list view

Import Excel 2007 Spreadsheet as Sharepoint List Error Method ‘post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed

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If you get the following error Method ‘post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed, you can fix it by doing the below: Do a search on you C: drive for a file named: EXPTOOWS.XLA Open it and Enable Macros Select the Developer tab and the Visual Bacis or press ALT+11. Same result. You are ready to alter … Continue reading Import Excel 2007 Spreadsheet as Sharepoint List Error Method ‘post’ of object ‘IOWSPostData’ failed

Allowed anonymous access on a Sharepoint list and still get prompted for a login

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If you have enabled anonymous access on your Sharepoint farm and you still get prompted for a login when trying to access a list, it is most likely that your list exists in a ‘Publishing Site’. This is because by default all publishing sites have a feature called ‘ViewFormPagesLockdown’ activated. This basically provides extra security … Continue reading Allowed anonymous access on a Sharepoint list and still get prompted for a login

Converting a Sharepoint List into XML

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This easiest way is to use the URL below & insert your list GUID http://servername/site/_vti_bin/owssvr.dll?Cmd=Display&List=*YOURUNIQUELISTID*&XMLDATA=TRUE To get the GUID of the list you need to go into the list & click ‘Settings’ -> ‘List Settings’. Now if you look at your URL you will see something like: /_layouts/listedit.aspx?List=%7B7B476F98%2D1075%2D4A6D%2D8F63%2D4C754B3F41FC%7D The URL is encoded so you will … Continue reading Converting a Sharepoint List into XML

Charting Data From Sharepoint Lists

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If you’re frustrated by the lack of charting ability in Sharepoint / MOSS take a look at Visifire Using Silverlight, The Dataview Webpart & Visifire you can start charting your list data within minutes with some very smart charts!

Sharepoint and JQuery

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If youre not already using JQuery in your Sharepoint environment Im sure you will be in someway in the future, to get you started heres some useful links: JQuery at EndUserSharepoint 50 JQuery examples 37 more JQuery examples