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How do I extract / retrieve the full link to a attachment file inside a InfoPath 2007 form?

Suppose that a user have attached a Jack.jpg file as a attachment to a online InfoPath 2007 form, is there a way to retrieve or extract the full URL of this attachment file Jack.jpg?
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Raw HTML content in editing controls using IE9

After updating the browser to IE9 (I used IE7 before), weird things happen when working on MOSS2007. When trying to edit content (a wiki entry for example), the textarea for editing shows raw HTML ...
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How do I programmatically reorder fields in a custom content type?

This is the code I wrote to reorder fields in a custom content type: //get the content type SPContentType listContentType = myList.ContentTypes[MyContentTypeName]; //get the field name to put first ...
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Group By SharePoint 2007 List

I am using SharePoint 2007 and Share Point Designer. Please help, if I have a List, how it it possible to group by on the aspx page? For example I have a long list of dates: 12/1/2012 12/1/2012 ...
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Dynamically setting Default Value in ParameterBinding through Javascript

To make a long story short (too late), we have a dropdownlist that is populated through a list of items. We want to use this dropdownlist to filter the list in a data view web part. This works ...
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Opening a document in read-only mode using an external control

I have a .Net application that (amongst other things) provides a front end to a sharepoint document library. Users are able to open documents, and I use the Open Documents Control to do so ...
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Editing list item with custom field creates a new list item on current date and time

Based on How to add new field to custom list (See edit!) It is a different question relating to the above so thought I'd create a new question as the above was technically answered. But after adding ...
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Delayed Writes & Implications for Cross-Process Synchronization

Simple scenario: OWSTIMER creates a new SPListItem, populates it and calls .Update(). It then fires an HTTP request over to w3wp.exe (front-end app-pool) to invalidate an in-memory cache held there. ...
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Attach file button not showing in forms

I have a custom list (clicked together on the portal site, so no custom templates) in which attachments were disabled and afterwards re-enabled. The "Attach file" action menu item does however not ...
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Execution of code as Application Pool account

Here is what I'm currently trying to do - 1.Create a new instance of a timer job from a web part 2.Add a new site collection to the current web application again from a web part Each time the code ...
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Does SPList.ItemCount equal SPList.Folders.Count plus SPList.Items.Count?

I'm trying to do some inventorying of SharePoint 2007 content and have been scratching my head over this for a while now. I understand from MSDN that SPList.ItemCount counts all folders and items ...
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Getting ctx for a specific webpart

My goal is to replace a text in a specific column by an icon using only javascript. function ReplaceTxtbyIcn(targetWP, targetColumn, pat, urlname) { var table = document.getElementById(targetWP); ...
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Define a new custom DelegateControl tag and ControlId?

I would like to add a new custom-defined DelegateControl to the bottom of my MasterPage so that I can install Google Remarketing markup to the bottom of all my pages with a Feature. I already have the ...
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Cannot get audiences to work with LdapRoleProvider

I have a publishing SharePoint site set up that allows self-provisioning accounts. I'm using ADMembershipProvider, along with the LdapRoleProvider. When user's create an account, they are ...
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VSeWSS vs WSPBuilder vs STSDEV for WSS 3.0 / SharePoint 2007 development

What are your personal experiences with using these tools? I tried VSeWSS when it first came out and was frustrated by it. Each new version has been the same for me but for different reasons. ...
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How long does it take to backup a Sharepoint site

I started a backup at 5pm yesterday evening and it is now 9.15am the following day and the backup is still running. That's over 16 hours! I don't believe the site to be too large, there are 10 sites ...
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SharePoint 2007 - 100% CPU usage

Our SharePoint 2007 server is using 100% cpu usage, we have a single farm setup with a 1 application server(central admin) and 1 database server. Inspecting the tasklist I can see there are 7 ...
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How to give permissions to around 500 users to a page in SharePoint 2007?

I have created a page in SharePoint and that page should be visible to only few employees (around 500). What is the best way to achieve this without adding them manually to the permissions list?
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Evaluating dates in a DVWP

I'm trying to evaluate 2 dates in my DVWP, @StartDate (date and time field) and ddwrt:Today(). My expression looks like this: <xsl:when> <xsl:choose> <xsl:when ...
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Developing a custom webpart to improve the page performance

I need a suggestion for a specific development requirement; it is just for a sub-site. The sub-site has a single list with 20 columns and 850+ items. Now, in the home page, I have to have there ...
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Sharepoint documents physical location

physical location of the stored documents , is it stored on sqlserver or just the meta data stored in sqlserver and the document is stored in sharepoint only accessible folder?
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Confirming that a user has read SharePoint content

I'm setting up a sharepoint site for many users that have to read certain bits of infomation every month. How do I set it up that I get confimation that the users has read the information. It needs to ...
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What is the use of the search database and do we really need it?

The index will be kept on the Index Server, so why do we need a Search database and what is the point of it in SharePoint 2007? I would like to understand the basic concept of SharePoint Search. ...
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Cost of SharePoint Licenses

I'm trying to get an understanding of how much it would cost to implement MOSS 2007. I'm budgetting for an entry level server (around $7k) and using our existing SQL SAN so it is the actual SP ...
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Make all KPI Status Icons in diamond shape

KPIs in sharepoint by default have danger Kpi as Red diamonds, warning as yellow traingles and on track as green circles. Also we have flat, checkmarks, traffic lights status icons. What i want to do ...
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What is SharePoint all about?

I just want to get some solid understanding of Microsoft Office SharePoint. I am basically an ASP.NET developer but heard from people that if you take a project in SharePoint and think like a ...
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Identify moss features from GUID

We are using a site definition and it has 3 feature dependencies that we are struggling to identify: <ActivationDependency FeatureId="7EDD3C9C-8AC6-4ab5-A209-30B5DC422464" /> ...
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What are the best wiki options for SharePoint

We are using MOSS 2007 enterprise. Can anyone recommend a good wiki solution for us to use? all the best
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GetListItems Lists.asmx and Meta Data Columns

I'm trying to use the GetListItems web service in MOSS 2007 to return all the columns and rows in custom SharePoint list. I don't need to filter any of the data, so I've left the QueryOptions and ...
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How to copy web part pages?

I have an aspx page with a half dozen web parts on it (Area1Estimates). I'd like to create a copy of this (Area2Estimates) and then just go in make some very minor changes to the parameters on the web ...
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Getting the SharePoint Web Application URL Programatically

Is there an easy way to get just the web application URL in SharePoint, for example, SPWEbApplication has the following property spwebapplication.sites that would return URL's of all the site ...
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Sharepoint Blog and Articles

Can any body please give me link of good blog or site for sharepoint where daily added good article for sharepoint.
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SharePoint List / Library property bag

I'm working with sharepoint 2007 and i have a question, does a sharepoint library / list has something like property bag, where i could store some properties for the list? Like a SPWeb object. Or ...
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Deleting Sharepoint Sites taking too much time

I am trying to delete few sites that have loads of sub-sites but its taking way too much time, I tried to delete sites using "Content Structure" & tried to use this tool as well, Tool for ...
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Deploying a custom page under the Layout folder using a Feature

I have customized the "EditProfile.aspx" page and want to deploy it on the QA using a Feature, is it possible to deploy a page under the "_Layouts" folder using feature. Tried with the below Feature ...
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Scrolling through list items one by one

I have an announcements list and instead of displaying all announcements at the same time, there may be quite a few, I want to scroll through them one by one. Outside of SharePoint there are quite a ...
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How do I display the results of a CAML query on a data grid in sharepoint 2007?

I want to develop a custom web part for SharePoint 2007. How do I display the results of a CAML query on a data grid? The grid view should be customizable, and should not adversely affect performance. ...
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Installing WSS3.0 on Windows 7 64 bit

I've installed WSS3.0 in Windows 7 64 bit. I am not able to open Central Administration. I get HTTP 500 Internal Server Error when I try to open Central Admin page.
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Cannot send emails through SMTP using a Timer Job?

I'm trying to use Timer Jobs as part of a system to send out special periodic emails to users of our SharePoint site collections. The timer jobs work... except when it comes to actually sending the ...
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Page is checked out by another user. How can I force check-in or discard?

A page has been checked out by someone who I am not able to contact. I need to update the page but cannot check it out until the current check-out is finished. How can I force the current check-out ...
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EBS (External Blob Storage) in SharePoint 2007

(Urgent) A few Questions about EBS in SP2007: Link or document on how to configure EBS step-by-step? Are there any reusable libraries or providers already available?(for external storage) What are ...
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Training videos hosted on SharePoint?

Rather than drag the whole company into training when we roll out a new project, we have started developing short training videos. We'd like to host these in our SharePoint (MOSS) intranet and ...
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Add User to Group People Picker not resolving name correctly

I am trying to add a user to a permission group on our portal and the name is not resolving correctly. This user's name has changed recently and is resolving to the old name and they are not able to ...
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SP2007: Download document after form submittal?

I have a request from a client to see if the following can be done. The catch though, is we CANNOT develop any custom webparts nor use sharepoint designer. We can only use & modify "out of the ...
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Not able to download pdf file from Recycle Bin in MOSS 2007

I know this question is little strange but I have a sceneario where I need to download a .pdf file from a site recycle bin without restoring it to the original document Library. I am not seeing any ...
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How to set the default theme for new SubSites?

I have a SiteCollection with custom themes. All the sites in the collection have a custom theme selected (MyTheme). Every time when I create a new subsite, the theme for that new site is the default ...
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Develop a timer job that operates only on selected site collections

Advancing from my original intent to run things via a Workflow as per this original question, I've started to work on a complex, configurable Timer Job that reads from each listitem to determine the ...
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How to get add new item URL of a list?

I've an application where i show the bunch of lists in a site. I can click add new item right there and i want to redirect the user to the 'add new item URL' for the particular list he has selected. ...
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How can I create a dynamic list based navigation?

I have a question regarding sharepoint 2007 custom top navigation. How can I create this kind of navigation? (dropdown with customizable <li> content.) I know that sharepoint uses table for ...
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What is the best practice to implement search to index XML files?

In our SharePoint solution we need a service which can search and index XML files. At this moment we are using FAST, but are there other tools / applications / solutions which are free and easy to ...