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Data view web part throwing error

Hi I'm using a xslt based dataview webpart the steps i have taken to create a data view webpart is that added a list view webpart on the page Modified the toolbar property to show fulll toolbar ...
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How to pass Url as value in Hyperlink field Type in List Instance?

I have try to add Url as value in List Instance. <ListInstance Title="Lists Link" TemplateType="1005" Description="All Lists Link Url in This Custom List" ...
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What would make someone lose site collection admin rights and disappear from all SharePoint Groups at the same time every day?

We have someone who has been a site collection administrator for years and is suddenly losing site collection admin rights at 3PM each day. The person also disappears from all SharePoint Groups that ...
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Location of SPResource.GetString() strings (for Access Request emails)

I'm looking into changing the text on the emails which are sent out after a user clicks the Request Access link on an Access Denied page in MOSS (2007). This blog post has some helpful information, ...
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how to backup a SPList with 25000 records including attachements on SP2007

On SP2007 there is a sharepoint list (SPList) with 25000 records. The records contain attachements. In SP Designer 2007, the list has a size of 64MB. How can a backup be created ? Options ...
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SystemUpdate(false) not able to retain Modified fields

I am using SystemUpdate(false) in my code block and was not able to retain the modified values for a document library (both folders and files) when I am trying to rename the folder or file. Please ...
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WCF service in SP2010

I want to use WCF service in SharePoint 2010 but have problem. First, in mapped Sp2010 folder(ISAPI) I created newfolder/myfile.svc and in that file I put a reference to my DLL: <%@ServiceHost ...
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Arrange content source by content database

As per this question when we move site collections around, they drop from the search results. Our last full crawl took over 8 days and while that's happening we don't get incremental results which ...
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stsadm.exe crashes on all commands

All of a sudden, stsadm has stopped working, crashing on all commands it is run with (even -help!) e.g. > stsadm.exe -help Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentNullException: Value cannot be null. ...
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Exchange 2003- Publish free/busy information to sharepoint

I have Exchange Server 2003 and I want to see free/busy schedules for the users in SharePoint. Is it possible? I want to do this in SharePoint 2010.
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What to watch out for developing an HTTP Module in SharePoint 2007

Has anyone created a custom HTTP Module for SharePoint 2007? If yes, what should I watch out for? I need to add a course grain authentication check to SharePoint (can a user see this app), so I need ...
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Single Sign-On in SharePoint

We have a requirement to implement ‘Single Sign-On’ for SharePoint and a Java application. We have a Java web application running on JBoss server with normal authentication and authorization process ...
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Read-only document displays Check Out button in MS Word “Server Document” bar

Similar to the issue described here, I have a customer whose users see the "Check Out" button when opening Word 2007 documents directly from a document library with the checkin/out enabled. ...
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Web.config backups

Can we prevent the automated backup of moss web.config files or limit the number of them?
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Moving Workflow History

Has anyone ever tried to move a subsite to a new site collection and keep the workflow history? It seems a standard export/import ignores this list, even more advanced tools such as CopyMove, Codeplex ...
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Deploying all components of an InfoPath form plus managed code as a solution

Has anyone successfully packaged up an InfoPath form solution with the following features? Custom site columns for properties promoted from form Custom content types to be associated with form ...
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Embed MP4 and make not downoadable

I have the task to embed a mp4 video on our Sharepoint 2010 or 2007 Site. The video should play in IE9+ and Chrome. Also the video should not be downloadable by anyone. I know that there is no ...
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MOSS 2007 Workflow History not purging

Our SharePoint site is starting to experience performance issues. In troubleshooting I have found that the workflow history list for the site is not purging after 60 days like it should. As far as I ...
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Win7 Office2010 SharePoint2007 Error Editing/Viewing Documents

SITUATION: We are having an issue with users editing files in MOSS 2007 using IE8. This is not impacting users that still use Windows XP and Office 2007 (IE7), but rolling back is not an option. The ...
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Custom Action Safe Control 2007

In extension to this question of mine, If I put location of custom action as "Location="Microsoft.SharePoint.StandardMenu" it gives me error Failed to create a control from assembly '', class ...
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RunWithElevatedPrivileges doesn't work in Webpart Constructor

With Sharepoint 2007 I am using RunWithElevatedPrivileges to write to the Event Log, but if I place the call inside the Webpart constructor, I get a "Request Failed" message. However, if I put this ...
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Getting Version History and What Field has Changed

I am using the GetVersionCollection to get the history information from my list. This seems to be working fine; however, what I need to do is get the version history of the individual item which has ...
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“Changed On/Modified” columns - Date Format & Regional Settings

I was wondering if I change my regional settings through: Site Settings - Regional Settings - Locale: Dutch (Netherlands), affects the date format of the standard columns (Changed On/Modified e.g.). ...
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No 'edit' button on sharepoint 2010 after upgrade from 2007

I've upgraded a SharePoint 2007 (12.0.0.6421) database to SharePoint 2010 (no SP's or anything yet) and I noticed that there is no edit button that brings up the ribbon to edit a page in the upgraded ...
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Creating custom Actions within an Retention Policy

Does anyone know, either via the object model or through xml, if you can create custom actions for a retention policy, which is defined as part of an Information Management Policy? I know that you ...
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Can I create a connected web part using Silverlight in SharePoint 2007?

Currently, I have a connected web part that consumes a SharePoint list and uses the data to add locations to a Google Map control. What I'd like to do is use the Bing Maps Silverlight control and use ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Document Library ViewSelector

Here I find myself again wondering why certain things work and some just don't. I was wondering how I could display the "View Selector" on a document library webpart? The Site settings AllItems.aspx ...
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Sharepoint 2007 Publishing sites and integrating the blog site template

Has anyone had any experience of using the MOSS blog template for publishing sites? It seems you have to turn off the ‘ViewFormPagesLockDown’ feature to stop authentication prompts when clicking the ...
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How can I print all of the documents in a document library using code?

I want to know how to print all the files in a document library. I googled it and unable to find the solution. But during search I found a tool which provides almost the same type of functionality. ...
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How to install SharePoint 2007 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine?

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Enterprise. How can I install SharePoint 2007 on my machine / which version should I used? I have tried SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise SP1, but the ...
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Failed to detect if this server is joined to a server farm

Hi As I said in one of my previous question, I have got a virtual Machine Image (VMWARE) for MS server 2003 with MOSS 2007 setup. Where they changed both IP and host name. Following problems I face ...
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Can I develop web parts just with WSS 3.0 and Visual Studio Express?

Can I get away with building and testing basic web parts just by installing Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on a VPC with Visual Studio Express Editions?
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Setting up Quota for Subsites

I expect to have 1000+ subsites in a site-collection and would like to setup a quota for the subsites, is that possible in SharePoint 2007 & how ?
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Migration from MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010

I want to migrate my entire farm in moss 2007 to SharePoint 2010. Will you please suggest the best way to do it ?
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12 hive, what does the 12 represent?

Perhaps a silly question, but what does the 12 in "web server extensions/12" mean?
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SharePoint document library - purpose of the Title column

I understand that SharePoint 2007 indexes the "Title" metadata of a word document but what I don't understand is why is there also a column called "Title" within the document library? What is its ...
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Get Web Part name from GUID

We're migrating from SP2007 to SP2010 and are seeing some error messages about missing web parts during the upgrade, but the error messages only list the GUID and not the web part name. Is there a way ...
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How can I get the total number of sites in a site collection?

Is there any way to know the total number of sites in a site collection? Any tool to how the tree of sites with total number of sites or something similar?
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Warning of undisposed objects in Microsoft's own SharePoint code

I found many 8l1n warnings of undisposed objects in the SharePoint ULS logs. The interesting thing is that the entire stack trace does not show anything in my code. I am not sure what to look for in ...
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OWSTimer.exe suddenly disappeared

I am testing/debugging this Timer Job, while deploying my solution again and again using WSP Builder, I manage to hide OWSTimer.exe so now I cant find it to attach timer job to and debug my code, ...
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Possible to pause for less than 1 minutes for SharePoint Workflow?

I was wondering if it is possible to have my workflow wait for less than 1 minutes (e.g. 30 seconds?)
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How can I export to file the User Information List for a site collection?

I would like to export the User Information List to a file including the ID of each user. It doesn't matter if the solution is in C#/PowerShell/SharePoint UI.
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Why do I sometimes have to use different SPQuery tags?

Every SPQuery's query should have <View><Query> query... </Query></View> tags? Sometimes I have to put without those tags to get it work and some times I have to put it ...
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How do I delete closed web parts from a page?

Due to a performance issue, I closed a few web parts that were on the page, however I now would like to delete those permanently. How do I delete closed web parts from a SharePoint page permanently? ...
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Why is there no “13” hive in SharePoint Server?

I know it's not hugely technical, but did anyone ever get an answer to why there is no "13" hive in SharePoint. Does the old superstition still reign supreme? Or was there a Beta version somewhere ...
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Moving multiple documents within library

I am restructuring my SharePoint folder system and need to move multiple documents at once within the same library. For example, I have one 'bucket' library with about 1000 documents, and I would now ...
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Which Sharepoint 2007 development book is most dedicated to client-side programming?

I need to learn how to develop web pages in Sharepoint 2007, so I'm looking for a book. However, I only have client-side access, and it's not clear which of the SP2007 developer textbooks concentrate ...
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what does “ows” means and why people use it before name of a field

I seen at different places if a field has a name "LinkFilename" then while trying to get its value using CAML query or any other way, developers put it as "ows_LinkFilename", can someone explain it to ...
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Each Site I create I get 403 forbidden error

Everything was working perfectly and then one of my colleague made some changes and is on holidays now. any site I create I get forbidden 403 error not sure why tho. I looked at site permissions ...
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Minor versions for list items

With documents you get minor version for drafts and can publish a major version. You go from 1.0 to 1.1 (first edit) 1.2 (second edit) to 2.0 (publish) Now I have custom list (just listitems), with ...