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Adding multiple items to list with same title

I'm experiencing an issue that in my programatically created SharePoint List, if I add two items with the same "Title" field, it tells me the following error: Sorry, something went wrong A ...
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How to create an effective Product Key for an installable WSP

I have a solution for SharePoint that I am licensing out, but I'm nervous because it doesn't have a product key of any kind. So far it's been to existing business relationships, but that's about to ...
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Create multiple items via REST API

I'm looking to bulk create items to decrease the amount of calls being made in my application. In this instance, I'm working on a calendar control that has different needs than what SharePoint OOTB ...
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SharePoint 2013 Permissions & Active Directory Synchronization

I am running into quite an annoying issue with SharePoint & AD Sync. Basically, SharePoint isn’t recognizing certain users inside the AD groups that I have created and it’s giving them the “Sorry ...
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Required permissions to read from a farm's property bag?

Which permissions are required to read from a farm's property bag? Background: The property bag needs to be accessed read-only from a .NET application which runs under a specific user account on any ...
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Upgrading contentypes and lists in sharepoint 2013 apps

I am very familiar with the feature upgrade toolkit from Chris O Brien. I also read that in Apps you can handle an Upgrade event or something, but yet, there are no examples about this. The scenario ...
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What's the procedure for registering an IFilter with Sharepoint 2013?

I tried to register my custom IFilter with Sharepoint 2013 to no avail. I "creatively varied" the registration steps that worked for Sharepoint 2007 and Sharepoint 2010 but without success. Is there ...
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Error occured in deployment step Install App for SharePoint 2013

I got this error while trying to deploy an App in SharePoint 2013. The full error message is "Error occurred in deployment step 'Install App for SharePoint': Failed to install App for SharePoint"
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Server-Side Rendering in SharePoint 2013 Content Search Web Part Without XSLT?

Background: I am new to SharePoint and I recently attended the SharePoint 2012 conference. It seems the primary way to render content in a custom way is on the client-side via JavaScript in the ...
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Error connecting SP 2013 and TFS 2012

I'm trying to connect SP 2013 and TF 2012 and I am getting this message: Reconnecting SharePoint Web application at the following address: http://mydomain.com:28940/. [Warning] TF205018: ...
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Document sets losing their Welcome Page

We are using SharePoint 2013: In our solution we have multiple content types as child content types of "Document Set". In some cases, which we cannot reproduce, the Document Set loses its Welcome ...
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December 2013 SharePoint Public Update

In the past, SharePoint updates have been simple enough to understand: - RTM gets released - Cumulative updates get released on an regular schedule - Service Pack(s) are released, rolling up the ...
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App Parts and Custom Actions in SharePoint apps at tenant scope

I have installed a sharepoint app at tenant scope. Source 1, Source 2. In my app I have an app part, which is available in App Catalog (where the original app is installed). However on all other ...
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SP.ScriptHelpers object

Just noticed the object the other day, and it looks like its on every page. But I can't find any documentation about it. Anyone used the "helpers" or seen any docs, or knows anything about it? Tbh ...
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Create Page using REST API

I have spent two days trying to create a page with a specific Content Type in Pages list using REST API. It goes into error handler and returns ...
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Full-trusted proxy for SP2013 sandbox solution

In my sandboxed solution I have the following code that activates a proxy: public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { var type = typeof ...
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Workflow getting Access denied when calling the rest webservice from subsite

i have following problem. I am using SP 2013 Online and i am trying to access some informations from the sub site, like http://[SPOnlineUrl]/SubSite/_api/web/title. But i will always get the annoying ...
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How do I fully automate Restore-SPFarm?

I have heard that it is a best practice to maintain a QA environment for SharePoint. I would like to script a nightly restore from our production SharePoint 2013 farm, which I'm successfully backing ...
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How to prevent SharePoint 2013 caching static files in layouts folder?

When doing development in SP2010, I used to be able to edit files in _layouts/MySolution/... directly in 14 folder and see changes immediately (.js, .css files). That reduced time a lot while ...
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Crawler authentication in SharePoint 2013 for STS based external website

I am not able to crawl website that has STS (security token service) based authentication using FAST Search for SharePoint 2013 . I tried Form credentials and Cookie based authentication in Crawl ...
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SharePoint 2013 managed metadata navigation and custom sort order

I'm trying out the managed navigation in SP 2013 and cannot set the custom sort order. I select "Use custom sort order" and save it but when I reload the page "Use default sort order according to ...
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Is it possible to copy SP Web from 2010 to 2013?

All I am trying to do is copy a SharePoint Web (i.e: http://sp2010/hr) to (i.e: http://sp2013/hr). I was able to export using: Export-SPWeb http://sp2010/hr –Path "hrexport.cmp" But when I try to ...
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Authorization Fails When Using Active Directory Group Membership

I have a test user who is a member of an Active Directory Security Group. I've added that Active Directory group to the a SharePoint Group "[SiteName] Users". In this scenario, when I attempt to ...
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Powershell scripts: Create user profile synchronization service using sharepoint active directory

In sharepoint 2013 I have to create user profile synchronization connection using sharepoint active directory through scripts. I have created the user profile service using powershell after that is ...
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Do App Parts have an equivalent to Web Part Connections in 2013?

I'm looking to write an App on SharePoint 2013, and I'd like to be able to connect App Parts in the same way you can currently connect Web Parts -- through the connections menu, and ConnectionProvider ...
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Error occurred in deployment step 'Install app for SharePoint': The System Account cannot perform this action

we have installed share point server 2013 in windows server 2008 machine. For development environment we have visual studio 2012 on windows 7 machine and installed office development tools to develop ...
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How to alter SP2013 workflow task from an ASP task form?

I have created SPD workflow with a custom ASP form. My form opens when clicking on a task link and I can show information about the task. Now I want to alter the task after pressing a button, but ...
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Problems with Custom Field Type list view rendering in 2013

I'm upgrading an existing 2010 Custom Field Type to work with 2013. Where possible I'm attempting to re-use code from the 2010 version, to avoid duplicate work. The main problem I'm coming across ...
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Cannot manually install Site Collection scoped List Instance with List Definition

Using SHarePoint 2013, I have done the following in Visual Studio 2013: New "Empty SharePoint Project" In the Project, added a new item "List" with a definition and an instance In the Feature, set ...
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Share authentication token between SharePoint 2013 and ASP.Net MVC Web API service

In SharePoint 2010 and earlier, it seems it was possible to share the authentication token with other ASP.Net applications using forms authentication and the ASPXAuth cookie. I have a SharePoint 2013 ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Display templates - get the web part zone - web part properties / parameters

Is there a way to list what web part properties the actual display template is using? I want to display what web part zone the display templates are using? This without iheriting the ...
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Context Search box on MySite does not redirect to Search Center when Search Results WebPart is on the same page

I am facing a strange problem that is easy to reproduce with SharePoint 2013. Go to the MySite Add a search results webpart. Change the search result webpart to a static query Use the context search ...
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Creating a Custom File Upload CoreProperty Field?

I'm currently working on a site where the client has requested a "Resume" field where they can upload a Word Document of the person's Resume. So far, I have created the CoreProperty field: "Resume" ...
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Create an “app connection”

I writing an article about how to do something like web part connection with the app model of SharePoint 2013. Have you an architecture model to do that? Does a standard exist to do that? My ideas ...
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how to determine if a page is checked out? Client side, using javascript?

I need a way to determine if a publishing page is checked out by the current user; I need this because I'd like to put a redirect, if the page is not checked out. Any ideas?
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Should we install SP2013 on Server 2012 R2

This is a doublon of this post. But since this post was answered, windows server 2012 R2 was released, and SP2013 SP1 (re)release. We are about to set up a new SP environment for intra/extra net. ...
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REST API filter by start and end dates

I'm new to filtering dates with REST in SP but am trying to do something like below but am not sure how to get today's date in as a variable into the request. I don't think I'm too far off so any help ...
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Remove “+Add” from Calendar View Web Part

I have a Calendar View web part that I've placed in a SharePoint page. Right now it looks like this: I want to prevent the user from editing the list from here--I have an app that will take care of ...
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Enforce Drag and Drop documents to apply metadata

We have implemented an issue management system in SharePoint 2013 which provisions a page for every issue added to a specific list. One of the Web Parts the automatically provisioned page contains ...
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Site collection locked & stucked in read only mode

I do have a SharePoint (2013) site collection that is stuck in read only mode due to a backup that was either interrupted or didn't terminated properly. I'm unable to unlock from : Site Quotas and ...
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No InfoPath forms in SP 2013 workflows?

I just read here, that InfoPath forms will no longer be used in Workflows. Is there something that will replace InfoPath? or are forms in the Workflows just going away? Thanks!
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Why is a Custom List referred to as an App in SharePoint 2013 Preview?

I don't understand why Microsoft calls Document Libraries and Custom Lists apps in SharePoint 2013 Preview - doesn't it contradicts the concept of isolation of an app from the parent site? It's my ...
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Incoming e-mail stop in “drop” folder

I have library configured to receive attachments. I configured the SMTP and SharePoint to receive e-mail, in my old scenery SharePoint 2010 this worked, but in migrated SharePoint 2013 don't work. The ...
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Is it possible to wait until my file is uploaded in document library?

I have created a document library and I have applied an Item Added event receiver to that library which will copy that file to another library and I have added that library as a mapped drive to my ...
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SharePoint 2013 masterpage + bootstrap compatibility with Internet Explorer 8

I’m currently developing a SharePoint portal that will mostly be used by clients with Intern Explorer 8 with responsive design requirement. As a result compatibility with IE 8 is pretty important. I ...
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Office files won't open in SharePoint 2013

I have a strange issue where no office files will open within SharePoint 2013. When I click on any word, excel, powerpoint file I get "the webpage cannot be displayed" and there is some text added ...
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change the default tile size in Sharepoint 2013

Hello, I create an app using the Promoted Links in Sharepoint 2013. I chose to do this because the feature has the awesome hover effect and is easy to customize the image. The issue is that I ...
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SP.ClientContext is always “undefined” in JSLink functions

I'm trying to execute CSOM functions as part of a JSLink extension to override rendering of a Lookup Field. Problem is every time I try to access SP.ClientContext it returns as undefined I have ...
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Rich text Editor (ribbon based) in a webpart in SharePoint 2013

My goal is to create a rich text editor for a textarea in my custom webpart in SharePoint 2013. The data is saved outside the SharePoint, so I can't really use a sharepoint list for that. I really ...
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Placing the search box in the header

I am working with a company that has supplied the branding I am using to create my master page. I have successfully imported and converted this with most of my content appearing in the <div ...