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

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

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/

K2 – The base type ’SourceCode.SharePoint.ProcessPortal.UI.PortalWebPartPage’ is not allowed for this page. The type is not registered as safe.

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When creating a a process portal or trying to access certain sections of a process portal in K2 Blackpearl or Blackpoint & you get the following error: “Parser Error Message: The base type ’SourceCode.SharePoint.ProcessPortal.UI.PortalWebPartPage’ is not allowed for this page. The type is not registered as safe. Source Error: Assembly Name=”SourceCode.SharePoint.ProcessPortal, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=16a2c5aaaa1b130d Page … Continue reading K2 – The base type ’SourceCode.SharePoint.ProcessPortal.UI.PortalWebPartPage’ is not allowed for this page. The type is not registered as safe.

Sharepoint: Site collection administrators lose their permissions

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Sharepoint Site collection administrators lose their permissions. An odd problem where I would login to Sharepoint with my normal Sharepoint Site Collection Administrator account & I would only have basic permissons & various OK buttons were greyed out. This seems to be caused by having multiple jobs running against your Sharepoint databases at the same … Continue reading Sharepoint: Site collection administrators lose their permissions

Forefront Security for SharePoint: Calling LoadLibraryEx on ISAPI filter D:Program FilesMicrosoft Forefront Protection for SharePointFSSPUsernameFilter.dll failed

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When Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint is installed on a SharePoint server, non-SharePoint sites may have problems accessing the Internet Server API (ISAPI) filter that is installed by Forefront Security. On Internet Information Services (IIS) 7, users who browse to these sites may receive the following error message: HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error … Continue reading Forefront Security for SharePoint: Calling LoadLibraryEx on ISAPI filter D:Program FilesMicrosoft Forefront Protection for SharePointFSSPUsernameFilter.dll failed

STSADM -o backup -directory: Error Cannot open backup device Operating system error 5 (error not found)

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STSADM -o backup -directory: Error Cannot open backup device Operating system error 5 (error not found) Ensure the SQL service account is a domain account and it has permissions to the Shared folder. Also ensure the account used to execute the backup command has the correct rights on the DB’s as per MS recommendations ie. … Continue reading STSADM -o backup -directory: Error Cannot open backup device Operating system error 5 (error not found)

Excel Web Services: Error http://myserver:56737/SharedServices1/ExcelCalculationServer/ExcelService.asmx exception: The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden (Forbidden port)

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Im having a problem on a MOSS 2007 farm where if I try & open a spreadsheet in Excel web services I get the error: Excel Web Access An error has occurred. Please contact your system administrator if this problem persists And in the Sharepoint logs: Error http://myserver:56737/SharedServices1/ExcelCalculationServer/ExcelService.asmx exception: The request failed with HTTP status … Continue reading Excel Web Services: Error http://myserver:56737/SharedServices1/ExcelCalculationServer/ExcelService.asmx exception: The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden (Forbidden port)

Sharepoint: Removing illegal characters from filenames prior to bulk uploading

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If you are doing a migration from a filesystem to Sharepoint you will more than likely come across problems uploading documents to Sharepoint that contain illegal characters in their filenames. In Sharepoint the following characters are classed as illegal characters – & ” : * ? # {} % ~ / Tab The + character … Continue reading Sharepoint: Removing illegal characters from filenames prior to bulk uploading

Pingar – Discover new value from unstructured data

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This looks very interesting tool & very useful in creating and maintaining your companies taxonomy. “At PINGAR we have been building semantic search applications for business enterprises since 2007. Consider the facts. The volume of data companies need to manage is growing 40 percent a year. Fifty percent of data searches are unsuccessful — employees … Continue reading Pingar – Discover new value from unstructured data

K2 Blackpoint In one way trust environment – process not showing as running in K2 Process Portal

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Configuring K2 Blackpoint in a one way trust as per previous post. Deployed a new process & then triggered it by creating a new document. The process started & I could click on it & see it as ‘In progress’. When I went to the K2 Process Portal the ‘Processes’ webpart showed the process as … Continue reading K2 Blackpoint In one way trust environment – process not showing as running in K2 Process Portal

The K2 Setup Manager requires the logged on user to have domain user privileges to proceed

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Installing K2 Blackpoint / Blackpearl in a one way trust environment you need to run the K2 server service account & application pool using an account from the ‘trusted’ domain. It is also recommended that you install K2 components using this account: Note: It is recommended to install all K2 components using the K2 Service … Continue reading The K2 Setup Manager requires the logged on user to have domain user privileges to proceed