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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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SP2010 Designer - Cannot access design view when opening a Web Part Page

I'm not sure what settings we changed, but I can no longer view a Web Part Page in the SP Designer "Design" window/view. I receive the same warning statements if I create a new Web Part Page (but ...
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Rest API for breakroleinheritance gives UnAuthorized Error

I've created workflow for breaking inheritance rule of list item. I am using breakroleinheritance command to break the role using Rest API call by workflow. After breaking the rule, I am assigning new ...
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Workflow failed to start. Workflow variable ReturnValue was null when a value was expected

we are running Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise Edition and have a very large custom list with several approval workflows created in Sharepoint Designer. The workflows run daily and very recently we noticed ...
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How do you change the approval status back to Pending if an already approved document has been edited?

I have an approval workflow in a document library. It's manually started by the user because they may not want to start it everytime they edit a document. The workflow is as follows: If for UK ...
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How to send email to people from choice column with multiple selections

I would like to choice people from choice column with multiple selections and then send email to these people by using workflow SPD. Can I do it? I use SharePoint Foundation
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Data View Web Part Calculated Column Total (Sum)

I have created a data view web part (grouped based on different criteria). I added a footer and I would like to generate a total for all the columns. I was able to calculate a total for basic columns ...
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Workflows Stopping and detaching themselves from Items : AutoStart Workflow: System.ArgumentException

We have a number of worflows on numerous list's, and they have recently detached them selves from the list , by that i mean that they no longer appear in the workflows area. Also they have stopped and ...
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Filtering an XLV with a Managed Metadata Field in a Publishing Page Layout

I have a custom Page Layout which inherits from Enterprise Wiki, with an additional column of type Managed Metadata. In SharePoint Designer, I place this field as a control onto my customised page ...
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Get the node value using js or jquery in SharePoint Designer

<tr> <td width="25%" class="ms-vb"> <b>Inclusion:</b> </td> <td width="75%" class="ms-vb"> <xsl:value-of select="@Inclusion" /> ...
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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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Using Sharepoint as a development tool?

We have been using .NET for business applications (high availability, many concurrent users) and some people here are suggesting most of these applications could be developed with Sharepoint 2010. ...
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How to add users as site collection administrator group through code

I am having various site collections and I want to add few users into administrator group. So that more people will have access to edit the groups. I can add users to the site collection ...
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List 'add new item' link at top of list

The 'add new item' link which is always located at the end of the list. Is there a way that we can add a similar link at the top of the 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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Hiding a column from users

Can you hide a column from users when they are submitting a new list item but still have the ability to update that column when using the view? I am trying to create a list where users will submit a ...
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need to click submit/publish button on ribbon via HTML button

I have one HTML button to to submit on one custom page layout. I want to to submit or publish this page on this HTML button click. I tried with binding it with ribbon button onclick using jquery. But ...
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Sharepoint workflow not adding tasks to Workflow Tasks lists

IMPORTANT EDIT: It's happening in all sites and subsites! Not just in the newly created ones! Suddenly the workflows are not creating tasks anymore! I've created a Sharepoint Approval Workflow on a ...
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Error: The option for the SharePoint 2013 Workflow platform is not available in sharepoint designer

Currently, I need to develop a workflow with looping feature and I googled that it is available in sharepoint 2013 workflow. But, when I tried to create a workflow for sharepoint 2013 in sharepoint ...
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Sharepoint site using corev4 AND custom CSS File?

I'm using a custom Masterpage which references a custom CSS File in the header like so: <Sharepoint:CssRegistration Name="CUSTOM/Custom.css" runat="server"/> My custom CSS file is simply a ...
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The same CSS displays different view in SharePoint 2013

I have a customed CSS file. I add it in my farm solution and then deploy. And it works well. But some persons do not have same view as me. I don't know why. We are in the same company, have the same ...
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Filtering a list with date ranges - xslt / advanced expressions on list filters possible?

I've got a Sharepoint 2010 list that I'd like to filter with date-ranges. I'm doing something like if END_DATE > [NOW - 1Week] and END_DATE < [NOW + 1Week] or PLAN_END > [NOW -1Week] and ...
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How to change the blue background image behind the SharePoint 2007 Page

I notice that by default, SharePoint 2007 page, there is a beautiful blue background image. May I know how can I change this background image via SharePoint Designer?
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I'm looking for help on creating a help site within SharePoint 2010

I've used SharePoint for all of 23 seconds. I kind of got thrown into it. I'll describe what I have and need and I'm hoping one (or more) of you will know how to point me in the right direction. ...
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no permission for sharepoint designer

I have office 365 site collection where am the administrator for the site collection in my environment. i am assigned with the task of modifying the master page for the site, but each time am opening ...
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Login as different user while opening site in SharePoint designer 2013

I have opened one site in SharePoint designer (SPD) 2013 and used some login. Now I want to open the same site with different login name but don't see any way. I tried to google and found article ...
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Making a cab file with ddf (to create a wsp solution package)

I am trying to Create a ddf file for my custom list feature using tutorial given in this link Create a wsp using ddf but in this link there isn't enough Information like what is the directory ...
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How to copy values from one column to another

how can i copy values from one column to another? I'm using a workflow but i cant see the option "Copy List Item" ps: I'm using Sharepoin On-line
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“The current page has been customized from its template. Revert to template.”

Does anyone know what the yellow section means and how to fix it?
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include multiple CSS in sharepoint

What the best possible way to include multiple CSS in Sharepoint .master. my approch: Site sitting> Master Page> Alternate CSS URL I tried this before register CSS directly in master page, but ...
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Document Upload

Here is what I am trying to do. I have a document library with a column called Manager. When a user uploads a document a workflow kicks off which then fills in the Manager column. This works fine. My ...
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Determine if a SharePoint 2010 Site Has Any Custom Solutions

I am attempting to make a copy of a SharePoint 2010 web application and I can get it to the point where I have imported the content from the source site. At this point I hit the login page and that ...
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How do I “roll back” to a previous version of my Workflow?

I have hosed my workflow somehow. Rather than continue to gut it in vain, I want to rollback to a previous version. How do I accomplish this?
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SharePoint “List does not exist”

Ok so I seem to be the only administrator managing a SharePoint website on behalf of the Health Service. However being as it's linked to the government someone made this website for free. I also ...
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How can create a view to filter the a list based on the current login user

How to create a view based on the current user is in a Person or Group field , this Person or Group field can contain multiple user but not SharePoint Group ,I try to use the contains to filter the ...
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How to deploy a custom SharePoint Workflow Activity

I Created a VS 2010 project with a custom workflow activity and I wish to deploy that to the server. My development machine does not have SharePoint installed, so I decided to use WSP Builder. I ...
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Unescape HTML from list column

I've got a multiline column in a list that contains HTML. When trying to use the field in SharePoint Designer 2010, it shows it as raw HTML, instead of rendering it. So using this syntax: ...
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How to change webpart title background for only 1 webpart?

I have three webparts and each of these have titles. I want to change the background of a single title. I have the following webparts: I want to change title background for only this Title called ...
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Need People Picker control in SharePoint designer

I am unable to find a people picker control in sharepoint designer. I am editing my NewForm.aspx that comes in a list "Add a New Item" in SP Designer 2013, added some text below the columns and ...
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How to add a field from another list into sharepoint designer workflow2010?

UPDATED: Thank you Teylyn for pointing out I referred to InfoPath as opposed to SharePoint. I am working on a work path I had inherited. I was asked to include a field from another list ( I'm ...
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Change column title for a view but not modify column name in the list?

I have a similar problem as explained in this link: How to change column title for a view, but not modify the list? But I am not good at work in SharePoint Designer. How can I open a view page in ...
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How to fix access denied on create or edit *.aspx files?

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2013 (logged in with my account). Permissions i have is Full Control, Design, Edit, Contribute, Read, Limited Access, Create new subsites, View Only, Approve, Manage ...
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Custom link Site Action Menu SharePoint 2013 from SharePoint Designer

It is possible to add custom links to the site actions (gear menu) in SharePoint 2013 from SharePoint Designer? I've found some solutions that use features and elements but i'm not looking those ...
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Difference between nintex workflow and basic sharepoint workflow [closed]

Please guide me on the difference between the workflow created using nintex and basic sharepoint workflow that is created using sharepoint designer or code.
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How does IfHasRights work(is it based on site or list)?

So my sceario is this. I have a subsite and in this subsite i have a custom webpart that displays that from a blog under this subsite via web services. The user doesn't has no permission to the blog ...
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Sharepoint Designer: Unable to open Web site

Just getting started with SP Designer on 2010. Getting the following error. Unable to open Web site. Possible causes: The Web server may not have Sharepoint Server intalled... ... and other ...
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How can I avoid automatically starting a workflow?

I created an approval workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010. The workflow starts if a new item has been created in the list. After the item has been approved, this workflow is using the method "Set ...
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SharePoint 2013 list using multiple drop down list as filters

Long time reader, first time poster... I have found many of the best solutions for my problems here, so thank you for all your hard work! I have been trying to get this problem figured out for few ...
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Short Javascript script to detect if an item value with yes then redirect sharepoint page?

Is there a way to place a small JQuery/Javascript code to detect if an item list value is equal to yes and if so redirect the page using Content Editor Webpart? If "Status=no" Then <meta ...
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News Solution with SharePoint 2013 on-prem

I am struggeling with something: Requirement: Each team / teamsite (http://sp13/teams/it) should have the option to create a news element. The news element has the option where it should be shown ...