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SPO 2013 - Hiding/showing navigation items automatically regarding user's permissions

We are using O365/Sharepoint Online 2013. We are using the structured navigation on our root site (https://sitename.sharepoint.com) and when we adjust our permission levels for users, pages and ...
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SPO 2013 - Default Permission Groups

We are using O365/Sharepoint Online 2013. This question might sound a bit silly, but is there any downsides of removing ALL the default permission groups from Sharepoint Online and creating our own? ...
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How do I get the real Web template name and Id from a web?

I'm creating a tool that will "clone" webs inside a site. It reads child webs of a set web and displays them as templates for the user to select from. I've however run into a problem when I try to ...
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SharePoint group not visible

I created a new SharePoint group using UI. I do not see the group using: $web.Groups | select Name Why? (I need to access to the group by CSOM but the group is not found)
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How to hide browse/page/share ribbon for specific users?

How can I remove this ribbon: for specific users which has only read permissions?
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Accessing subsite of Sharepoint 2013 locally from server keeps asking authentication

I have a public site abc.com and a subsite abc.com/sites/def inside Sharepoint Server 2013. When I access the subsite from outsite (internet), it works fine. When I access the subsite locally from ...
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Logo doesn't appear normally to some users

There is normal version which shows mostly to all users: There is error version which shows currently to 2 users: Worth to mention that those 2 users have read permission on homepage, somewhere ...
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Not able to view the preview of MS-Word and Excel in SharePoint 2013

I installed SharePoint 2013 on my server and when i search for the Word and Excel files. I am able to retrieve them in the search results web part but when i mouse over the Microsoft Documents i am ...
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Get users Manager using Client API

url: appweburl + "_api/SP.UserProfiles.PeopleManager/GetUserProfilePropertyFor(accountName=@v,propertyName='Manager')?@v='" + seluser + "'", For my SP 2013 app I need to get a users manager and I'm ...
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How to Block End Users from running Scripts against my Farm

We have been experiencing issue where users are running Powershell Scripts against our production Farm using Web services, provided site owners access provileges they have. we want to set some sort of ...
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Open file from document library by selecting something other than name

Currently to open a file you have to click on name. Is there a way to open this file by clicking on another column instead of name? Thanks
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SharePoint 2013 Wiki Search

I've set up Enterprise Wiki Site Collection and within I made several subsites (all of them are made as Enterprise Wikis). When I search something from root web, I can see data in all subsites. ...
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Can we create site variance in office 365 site?

I want to create multilingual site in SharePoint online. Can we create multilingual site for public facing website? I have read that in public site of Office365 we can not create variance. Can we ...
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Set New Page Default Settings to “Inherit default page layout from parent site” in sharepoint 2013 using powershell script

I want to set New Page Default Settings to "Inherit default page layout from parent site" in sharepoint 2013 subsites using powershell script. I have tried with publishing-web ...
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Draggable / floating Web Part Properties dialog

I have a pretty tight design that has a fixed width. However, when editing a Web Part, the dialog gets cut off or sometimes doesn't get display at all because of the frame's overflow. I would like to ...
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What is the best way to create a subsite where newly hired employees can fill out forms on the site?

I am creating a subsite on my company's sharepoint server and wish to have all relevant forms available to be filled out on the site itself without the user needing to have certain software (i.e ...
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Running Anti-Virus Software on SharePoint 2013 WFE and DB Servers

I have been advised by our infrastructure team (that does not do any of the SharePoint administration) that they will be installing anti-virus software on both the test and production environments of ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Performance Issue

I am currently having issues in all of My SharePoint Environments (Testing,Production and Development ) ,All the pages are taking in between 6-8 seconds to load and for debugging i enabled developer ...
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Create a List in Host Web based on custom Content Type

I have created a custom Content Type in a SharePoint App. I've had no problems making a list based off of this Content Type in the App Web. Requirements of my project have changed and I'd like to ...
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SP.RequestExecutor on SharePoint online

I deployed an App SharePoint hosted. I am using SP.RequestExecutor and it is working fine on SharePoint premise. but on SharePoint online it is not working. I added the library using this: ...
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Webpart cannot be seen on page after adding. Error in ULS. Feature (wsp) = Webpart+ListInstance

Need some help on this one. We have deployed a webpart on LIVE server. On test server it worked fine. Now on LIVE we cannot see the webpart after adding to page. ULS: Failed to open the file ...
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User Profile Synchronization in SharePoint 2013

This can be found under central admin->App mgmt->Manage service apps->User profile service app. Our requirement is to sync the AD user data into SharePoint user profiles. And this should be scheduled ...
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How can I add a Site Actions menu in a SharePoint 2013 full size app

Question: How can I just add a Site Actions Menu to the default chrome control rendered with the full sitze app? Problem: in a SharePoint hosted full size app there is no Site Actions menu. If ...
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Calendar Forms still loading via Dialog, despite Advanced List Setting saved?

I've got a problem where, it seems the 'Add Event' option within an SharePoint 2013 Calendar is always using a dialog to add an Event. Despite I've repeatedly saved the 'Advanced Setting' for: ...
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Add link in ribbon - SP2013

I would like customizing my ribbon, but not in this way that is exemplified here Custom actions in SharePoint 2013. I need to add a link in the green stripe or gray (preferably in gray stripe). ...
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External Data Refresh Failed - which setting is causing this error

I'm getting this error message when trying to refresh a workbook. The odc file is saved in the Data Connections library of the sub-site. The excel olap pivot report is saved in a document library of ...
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how to customize OOB web parts UI

SharePoint 2013 brings a new concept of UI customization, via the JSLink, allowing to reconfigure the Web Parts UI aspect/behaviors, as exemplified by O'Brien here. Although, most of SPObjects ...
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Error when performing site search after 2013 upgrade

I just upgraded our farm from SharePoint 2010 to 2013, attaching the content databases to the new farm instance. However, we've decided to leave all the sites in the 2010 visual model until we can ...
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How to include a default hmtl markup on a content editor webpart

I have a page layout with one RichHtmlField, this page layout is the one I am using for my blog posts here: ...
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Can't sync SIP Address, can't query it in search even when added manually

Issue 1 I'm trying to pull back a user's SIP address using the search service. I have this manually entered for the time being in a particular profile. My query: $.ajax({ url: ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Presence blank

I'm having a strange issue where suddenly SharePoint 2013 presence indicators started showing up blank: The indicator image isn't broken, because I can browse to it. I'm not even sure what this ...
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Launch SharePoint 2013 Workflow w/Javascript

Looking to launch a list workflow from script tied to a button on a form. I've been referencing this article, as well as the code from example 5, and even tried using SPServices, but have yet to come ...
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SharePoint 2013: Solution or App?

Hej there I have been developing some SP2007 and 2010 solutions in the past but got a new project a customer requested. A approval and publishing process for a specific type of word document (some ...
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client side people picker validation

I've built my people picker using the normal method for client side: // Render and initialize the client-side People Picker function initializePeoplePicker(peoplePickerElementId) { // Create a ...
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There is a compatibility range mismatch between the Web server and database

I have this error: There is a compatibility range mismatch between the Web server and database "AppDevelopment_Content", and connections to the data have been blocked to due to this incompatibility. ...
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What is the recommended way to move publishing pages from one SP Farm to another?

We have a lot of content in our TEST farm that we need to move to PROD that's mixed in with code that is not production ready (This was a coordination failure, hindsights 20/20 and all that.) Short ...
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How to save all modification operations for custom list in database?

I have custom list in SharePoint 2013, there are many edit operation on each item for the list , I want to save all the operation’s in database , then I can extract to Excel file (like report for ...
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Using JavaScript file in Elements.xml

I am trying to create a custom ribbon and in my project I have created a JavaScript file. From this and this question I was able to figure out that I can use <CustomAction> tag to import the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Development - Picture Library Not Appearing

When I go to 'Add an App' under Site Contents, I do not get a Photo Library as a choice. I only see Document Library, Custom List, and tasks. I believe this site was set up as a team site. Any ...
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third party solution for customizing alert emails

I would like to know if there is any third party tool out there where administrators/webmasters can easily change the email templates that sharepoint sends. I am very interested in changing the ...
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Thumbnails/snapshots don't show in PowerPivot Gallery when the document refreshes on open

I have several excel documents containing PowerPivot tables. They all connect to a SSAS Tabular service (on SQL 2012) via a .odc connection file, all of which is hosted on SharePoint 2013, using the ...
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Make Pending Announcement Viewed by Everyone

I need to create an Announcement List for News that everyone can contribute. My challenge is: Communications Team will approve some articles to show on the Homepage (Parent Site). But all pending ...
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Programmatically like a blog post

I've created a custom web part that includes a button to like a blog post and I'm trying to figure out how to implement it programmatically. I think I'm close but my GetAllLikers(postID) function ...
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Looping retrieved Items throws an InvalidCastException

I have some very simple code using the client object model to retrieve a list and all items from that list from a SharePoint 2013 Online site. When the ExecuteQuery() fires, I use Fiddler to view the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Using SPSite in Custom WCF Content Enrichment Webservice

I have to write a content enrichment webservice which retrieves data from an specific SharePoint Site (SPSite). But my code doesn't run, if i make a new SPSite Object. Also no logging information in ...
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Unable to apply JSLink to the field

I want to apply the JSLink file to the field to render it differently. <Field ID="{2F30125C-D2C9-459F-9AC5-1796F52C0C4B}" Name="oiplbDepartment" StaticName="oiplbDepartment" ...
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[Today]-15 filter not working on external list

I have an external list which is getting data from SQL Server. The table structure is as follows: Name InsertDate Where InsertDate is the date when record was inserted. I am trying to show only ...
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Contact details not showing user information

I've got a standard Contact Details web part on a page, when I add some users as the contact the web part refreshes with no change, yet other users are fine. I've checked the problem users exist in ...
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find out which page is not published in Pages list

I have a publishing site and about 20 pages in Pages list. When you check out one page the icon is changed and you detect that that page is checked out. However when there is a unpublished page it is ...
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How to set a value to the taxonomy field using jquery?

I have custom list in which there is one user field and a taxonomy field. I want to populate the taxonomy field value automatically based on the value entered in the user field, the value to be ...