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Activate a site feature using REST API

I have a workflow which creates a site when an entry is made to a list. I need to activate one of the features at that newly created site using REST API. How can this be done?
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SharePoint 2010 - choice of deploying dll to GAC or web application

In case of sharepoint 2010 is it really better to avoid deploying DLLs to the GAC (this has risks because of security override), instead deploying it to the web application IIS bin directory and use ...
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How to change active directory password using Code?

How to change active directory User Account Password using code?
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Can you disable email notifications for a blog post saved as a draft?

In SP 2010 Foundation, I have a blog setup to allow contributors to post as a draft. However, all of the users that have alerts setup for posts receive an email when these drafts are created. That ...
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WSS_Logging Database Recovery Model

I'm looking for best practice advice when setting the SQL recovery model for the WSS_Logging database in SharePoint Foundation 2010. We currently have this database set to use the "Simple" recovery ...
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Search result is always the same independently of query

in a SP Foundation 2013 we are always getting same results independently of search query entered: results always include the same documents (approx. 300 in a total of thousands). All documents seem ...
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Vacation approval request?

Is it possible to create workflow when your manager approves your vacation in Vacation Request list than In Calender list it creates new item?? How i can do that?
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No way to restore a Post.aspx blog view?

A bug in SharePoint 2013 which breaks the Posts.aspx page. Reproduce: 1) Click on the title of any blog post to open up the Post.aspx?ID=N view. 2) Place the page in edit mode and then place the ...
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Change page to use minimal.master?

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010. I edit mypage.aspx and change the first line from MasterPageFile="~masterurl/default.master" to MasterPageFile="~masterurl/minimal.master" to use a different master ...
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Sharepoint 2010 database move from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008, Alias question

I want move my Sharepoint 2010 foundation from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008. Now, from what I read the best practice is to use a SQL alias on the new server pointing to the old server after I attach all the ...
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Render Pattern in list view for “custom field types” sharepoint 2010

I have developed a custom field type which will show the link to the "workflow history list" in the list (It's a column in the list). It works fine in sharepoint 2007 site. when i migrate the code to ...
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How to change webpart custom property in sharepoint 2010 using javascript?

I want to change Custom Property of Webpart using javascript. Does anyone have any ideas on how to accomplish this?
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Broken version history after migrating to Sharepoint 2013

I had a WSS3.0 instaliation with forms based authentication, and I wish to migrate to SP2013. I have SP2010 and SP2013 servers, I've successfully detached content database from WSS 3.0, attached to ...
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How can I validate against all special characters in the attachments file name?

By default SharePoint does not allow the following special characters to be present in attachment file names ~, #, %, & , *, {, }, \, :, <, >, ?, /, |, “ How can I validate that any ...
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updating multivalues lookup column using PowerShell in SharePoint 2013

I have a multi values lookup column. I'm trying to update another column on another list from a lookup column. So let say I have values in a lookup column like so: 1;#Open 2;#Close 3;#Closed I want ...
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Get SharePoint user id from login name

I need to retrieve current user id from login name. How can that be done? I have used the following code: var userid=Function??("domain\name");
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Is VS 2010 needed to build a SharePoint 2010 project in Powershell?

Can you build a SharePoint Project without Visual Studio 2010/2012 being installed on the machine you are trying build it on using PowerShell? I have a PowerShell script the is working great. It ...
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Migrating SharePoint Features from WSS 3.0 to SharePoint 2010

I try to Migrate a SharePoint 2003 (WSS 3.0) to SharePoint 2010. I do it with the detach database method. After I run the test-spcontentdatabase to the restored contentdatabase. I get some errors ...
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Go to specific page in large list

I got a list that have about 200 items and growing. Is there a way to navigate to a specific page of that list? Something similar that are on forums all over. Or a dropdown? We are using Sharepoint ...
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SharePoint Foundation 2013 Document Management

I have a company that needs a document management system. I have looked at SharePoint but it has far to many bells and whistles. The company wants something that doesn't have intranet portals, app ...
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Sharepoint 2013 workflow to automatically trigger another workflow to start

I have a workflow (1) that takes values from an infopath form and upates those values to a list called Employees. On the employees list I have another workflow (2) that is set to run when an item is ...
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Unable to delete timer jobs

I have a few timer jobs which I cannot delete. Using Get-SPTimerJob I am able to find the jobs and the GUIDS, but when I try to delete them I receive the following error: PS C:\Windows\system32> ...
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Revert Sharepoint back to default install

I installed foundation on my machine a few months back and fooled around with branding and such. I am curious if there is a way to revert share point back to the default styles. Some of the things ...
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sharepoint user control

We are currently using outlook and exchange to reserve / book rooms and resources at our company. We set up a mail box for the resource and share the calendar so that others can use it. We are looking ...
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Application DLL replaced sometimes in 14 Hives feature folder

I deploy Infopath forms using powershell script. After deployment, dlls of my deployed application appears in 14 hives/feature/guidfeaturefolder After some modifications when i deploy again the same ...
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Add custom Text Layout to Wiki library

In SharePoint 2010 Foundation a wiki library have 8 text layouts (One column, One column with sidebar, etc..) How can I add custom text layouts?
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How I can block to change view in list SharePoint Foundation

How I can block change view in ShrePoint list?Even when I add user Read Only permission to some list, person be able to change view in this list. I want to block change view but I don't know how. I ...
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SharePoint 2010 Custom Claims and People Picker Issue: User not found or not unique

I am trying to solve the following problem. We have a web app with multiple authentication methods (Windows, Forms and ADFS). With the usual ADFS deployment the People Picker will not resolve the ...
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Show Author.name in custom XSL for blog post

I've been attempting to modify the XSLT on the blog posts to show the authors photo. I've managed to get the photo showing by changing the 'Created By' column to the value "Person (with picture)" and ...
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ItemUpdating method for an item event reciever is called three times

I've created an asset library for holding pictures and I've created an event reciever for the ItemUpdating event. When the item is updated, the method is called three times. I've noticed that two of ...
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Known Issues List SharePoint & IE 11

Is there a definitive known issues list available from a recognised source (i.e. Microsoft) for IE 11 and SharePoint Enterprise and Foundation for 2013, 2010, 2007?
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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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SharePoint Foundation [Unable to process the request in Excel Web App]

I am encountering below error msg whenever I try to open excel file (.xls, .xlsx) in SharePoint Foundation 2010 portal. Other Office files such as word, ppt opens correctly without any error but ...
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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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Using Javascript in SharePoint

I have a number of projects that could benefit from JavaScript. I've seen a lot of "Oh, you can use JavaScript for that!", but little detail about how and where that's done. Does the script live on a ...
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Why does “sp.js” load only when I am editing a web part page?

I have created a page and would like to use some functions that require sp.js to be loaded, but it never seems to load unless I am editid the page (Site Actions -> Edit Page). Trying to find the ...
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what is a feature?

I am starting to read up on SP development but none of the books I have checked have been able to answer this seemingly simple question. I am pretty new to the dev side of things and feel like I ...
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“Invalid License Data. Reinstall is required” error when installing SharePoint 2013 after Sql Server 2012 on the same machine

I've already installed SQL Server 2012 on my machine. Then I tried to run the SharePoint 2013 Foundation installer but I received the following error before I even reached the splash screen menu: ...
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Sharepoint Development Environment Windows Azure

Can anyone please provide advice on setting up a sharepoint development environment. Basically I see that Windows Azure is a good way to go. The link is ...
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Can I use a custom field type icon instead of value?

I'm creating a new custom field type to go with my custom document library. What I want to do is to have the column display a small icon upon meeting a certain condition, for example if the element ...
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When creating a web part project, is it true that we have to add it as safe control?

When we are creating new webparts when is it that we have to add safe controls to package or web.config. I am confused on this topic.. Pls guide. 1) Where does the webpart (farm solution) go when ...
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Can Sharepoint foundation be used with Sharepoint Standard?

Can Sharepoint foundation version be used to develop apps on and then deploy to Sharepoint 2010 (Standard) version ?
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Unable to delete List during solution deactivate

I have two list that I need to delete when a solution is deactivated and removed. But my code doesn't seems to be working. I am trying to delete and remove the quicklinks to the lists in ...
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Document library breadcrumb

Can someone tell me how to add a breadcrumb for a document library to a site page so that it will show the nested folder structure as a user navigate up and down the directory structure. Example ...
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Why are documents inside a folder not showing when a filter is applied?

I added a custom column called Project (string) to a Document List. I then set different views in different pages to filter on that column. The problem is that, when applying the filter, documents ...
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How do I retrieve a user's LogIn name through the Created By column of a specific item in a document library

Created By Field Returns the following: 1073741823;#System Account I want the following without string manipulation (i.e. without using substring to remove all of the characters before ";#"): ...
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simplest way to get SPUser or SPGroup From ID in sharepoint2010

i am stuck to an issue where i have a List ID - list of Ids i have to find the LoginName of SPUser or SPGroup with the id in the ListID i tried the following but it threws exception as it did not ...
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Address of site

My question is related to the address of the site i've created. Currently the address is http://server/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/ Is this ok to use, or should it be something tidier? Is it possible ...
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Fetching the SharePoint list details based on from date and to date column

I have a list name as Inventory Details and in that list I have inserted all details. Now I want to fetch and filter all details based on the start date and end date. How I will do that?
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Start Workflow using JavaScript or Ribbon Button

I'm using SharePoint 2010 Foundation. I've developed a SharePoint-Farm Solution and now I want start a SharePoint Workflow clicking a Ribbon Button. I know that with SharePoint Designer I can create ...