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Do all Content Types require Site Columns?

I'm just wondering if Content Types are always only made out of Site Columns, or if it's possible to define Fields that only exist on that Content Type? (Like how you can add a custom Column to a ...
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How can I authenticate SharePoint REST calls from JavaScript?

I have been banging my head against a wall on this problem for weeks now Warning and Disclaimer .. I have very little JavaScript experience when it comes to REST / Web Services I have an on ...
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2answers
842 views

When deploying a site from custom site template, one lookup column in doclib has empty values for Office 2010 (docx, xlsx, pptx) files

I'm deploying sites using a custom site template (WSP) that is: Saved as WSP from customized Team Site Deployed as Farm Solution Has lists, libraries with content customized in Visual Studio ...
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1answer
633 views

Why is setting task fields in a “Before A Task Is Assigned” step not working?

I have a custom process in a SharePoint 2010 workflow where I need to allow the first participant to be able to change the second participant in the participant list. What I have tried is asking the ...
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Hide the “Add new Item” option below the sharepoint 2010 list

I have a sharepoint 2010 list, I want to hide the option "add new item" which resides below the list, any suggestions?
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1answer
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How to get a SPFieldLookupValue from an SPListItem?

When you get an SPListItemCollection from a SPList.GetItems(SPQuery) request, and the items have SPFieldUser or SPFieldLookup fields, what is the sexy way to get typed values, not the ...
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Convert site template to site definition

How do I go about making a site template to a site definition? For example, if I have a modified team site which I saved as WSP (save as site template), can I import that into VS2010 and convert to a ...
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Content Type Event Receivers Impossible to Remove

I have a very odd situation in my SharePoint staging environment. We recently stood up a new SharePoint 2010 server (single WFE + a DB server), and attached a backed-up content database from our ...
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2answers
770 views

How to deal with SharePoint design complexity and web designer creativity?

One of my customer wants to use SharePoint as an intranet communication portal. My customer wants to customize the look & feel of the application and he has requested to a web design agency ...
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1answer
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Change Sharepoint language with a link?

Is there a way to get the language-switch control as static link in the pagelayout? I want my users to switch between German and English with a single click. Sorry guys, found a solution :D ...
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Error computing the expiration data for item

EventID 7972 Task Category: Information Policy Management Source: Document Management Server > > Error computing the expiration date for item > ...
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2answers
685 views

REST and CSOM much slower than List Web Service

lists.asmx = Web Service listdata.svc = REST API client.svc = CSOM Using JavaScript to query a list using the 3 available APIs, I'm finding lists.asmx responds much faster than listdata.svc or ...
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1answer
832 views

SharePoint Enterprise Search - Error: OfficeSearch14HealthSession

Ever since I provisioned a dedicated Search & Indexing Server on a SP 2010 production environment , this nagging error occurs everyday as seen in the event viewer of the server:- Session ...
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11answers
277 views

What are the regular checkups needed on a SharePoint installation?

What are the regular check ups that need to be done on a SharePoint installation to preemptively prevent any problems or at least detect them early? I can think of: Checking event logs Check ...
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6answers
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Performance problem with custom web part

We've implemented a custom web part which we use to render content of an external website into a SharePoint page. During our test we encountered some strange performance issues. When we open a ...
12
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5answers
670 views

Sign in as different user in SharePoint 2013

I use SharePoint 2013 and I need to change my current user in my SharePoint site. How can I change my current user? How can I add sub menu (sign in as different user) to my menu ?
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6answers
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What's the Official Guidance on Installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7?

I would like to begin SharePoint 2010 development, and I'd prefer to do it on my Windows 7 Professional 64-bit desktop, or my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to ...
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4answers
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PowerShell: Script to check feature status (enabled/disabled) before activating

I am developing a script to refresh my custom features. Earlier i was just looping through the features and calling Disable-SPFeature and Enable-SPFeature on each items. The issue is when the ...
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4answers
309 views

Is there a recommended order in which to take the SharePoint 2010 exams?

Is there a preferred order in which to take the SharePoint exams? In which order did you take the exams? For example is it good to know the admin stuff before attempting the deployment parts of the ...
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3answers
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Deployed Timer Job not taking new code when deployed

I've realized recently that, when re-deploying (either manually or through vs2010) my timer job feature package, the updated execute code is not being deployed. Strange yea. Essentially, I'll ...
12
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4answers
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Feature with id already exists - force option

I'm getting that old familiar error when trying to deploy my SharePoint solution via Visual Studio: Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': A feature with ID {Guid} has already been ...
12
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4answers
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jQuery accordion for the Quick Launch menu?

Is it possible to turn the left side menu (I think it's the Quick Launch area) into a jQuery Accordion style menu in SharePoint 2010? The jQuery UI Accordion control uses DIV tags, so wasn't sure if ...
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3answers
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How do I find in which (sub)sites a WebPart/Feature is used?

I need to find out on which (sub)sites a certain webpart is used. In a data sharing environment with many subsites and pages, I want to check if and where certain (third party) webparts are used. Is ...
12
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2answers
13k views

Safest way to get a date from Sharepoint into a C# datetime field, using object model?

If I have a Sharepoint list item with a date field. How can I get the field value populated into a c# datetime object? For example: DateTime validfrom = Convert.ToDateTime(item["validfrom"]); ...
12
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4answers
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Why is Word document created from template saved locally, instead of to the document library?

I have created a custom content type at the root of my Site Collection and set this content type to use a Word document template, which resides in a different document library on the root site. (The ...
12
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2answers
877 views

Identify Current Authentication Method Being Used

I am working on a solution that needs to act slightly differently if the incoming request is NTLM vs. Kerberos vs. ADFS, etc. Does anyone have an example of how to determine the incoming ...
12
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2answers
995 views

SharePoint Designer 2010 workflow lifecycle

I've build a workflow with SharePoint Designer 2010 on a dev computer. Let's say it's in V1. Now I want to move the workflow to the production environment. What is the correct way to do that ? I've ...
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3answers
2k views

Client Object Model equivalent of SPUtility.SendEmail in SharePoint 2010

I am trying to send an email after an action occurs in Silverlight WebPart I am designing. Is there a built-in class in the Client Object Model that can handle this, or will I have to build a ...
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3answers
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What are the claims supported by SharePoint?

I am passing Claims from a custom STS to SharePoint. It seems that some of the Claims are coming through OK to SharePoint, but not all. For example I am passing in the GivenName and Surname claims, ...
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2answers
2k views

Cannot add custom web part to page using the JS OM

I'm trying to add a custom web part (that is one I have written myself) using the new Javascipt OM available with SharePoint 2010. My solution is also running within the Sandbox. I have it working ...
11
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3answers
2k views

Should I dispose these SPSite and SPWeb objects?

Is it necessary to dispose the site and web objects in the following code? If so, how do I do this? Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Me.Load Dim site ...
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5answers
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WebServices or Client object model?

I am writing a Silverlight control which will display the data from SharePoint list for use in SharePoint 2010 site. I am considering wheather to use Client Object Model or SharePoint web services ...
11
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3answers
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AllowUnsafeUpdates vs SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges

When is the best time to web.AllowUnsafeUpdates vs SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges? Specifically when dealing with updating an item in a list or updating the list itself. Is it safest to use ...
11
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8answers
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Event Receiver Firing for all Lists - even when ListUrl is set

I have two custom list definitions - List 1 and List 2, both with different ID's for the Type in the elements.xml. List 1 is called 'List1' and the other is called 'List 2', note that the second list ...
11
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1answer
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CSOM vs JSOM vs SSOM vs REST

There does not seem to be any clear explanation of the different hosting types and technology abbreviations, so I decided to make a community post about the different types. Perhaps there will never ...
11
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8answers
8k views

Customing the newform.aspx of a list using jslink in SharePoint 2013

How do I customise the newform.aspx of a list in SharePoint 2013 using JSLink? A lot of examples seem to be for customising list views. I can't find anything that explains how to customise the new ...
11
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6answers
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How to query Sharepoint 2010 lists with sql?

I think it has to be a common task. We have some applications on sharepoint and we need to prepare reports with data from these applications. It would be great if we could use Reporting Services. We ...
11
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2answers
1k views

When to use SPItem vs SPListItem

I am confused on when to use SPItem vs SPListItem—specifically when grabbing items from a document library. What are the benefits of each and downsides of each.
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4answers
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hotfix for problem with SharePoint PeopleEditor in IE-9

is there a hotfix for problem with PeopleEditor in IE-9? http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/pl-PL/sharepoint2010general/thread/90b3835c-6754-4bb6-9fd4-b74f16f236ff Exception Details: ...
11
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3answers
391 views

SharePoint database maintenance for the non-DBA

Question ported from Serverfault as it is specific to database maintenance for SharePoint administrators: For SharePoint administrators, SQL Server is often a black box that is installed as a ...
11
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3answers
4k views

How to split a Content Database within site

I have a very large content database & need to split it. Is it possible to split a content database within a site collection? or I need to create a new site collection?
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3answers
775 views

What would cause a sharepoint publishing page to display a “Lorem ipsum”?

I've created a publishing page, placed a custom web part on in and published it. When I try to navigate to it I see this text instead of the content: Page Content field value. Lorem ipsum dolor ...
11
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1answer
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How do you switch to a different site template in SharePoint 2010?

If you used a site template (such as the Document Center template) and wish to use a different template (such as a Team Site), how can you accomplish this? More importantly, how do you do this ...
11
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1answer
2k views

Statistics on sharepoint use worldwide? [closed]

Does anyone know if there are any statistics out there for how many companies use SharePoint world wide? I did a quick search but couldn't find anything....
11
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4answers
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Sharepoint 2013 extremely slow

We have an new sharepoint 2013 site, Server Virtual and standalone , it has 12 gb ram. This sharepoint user interface extremely slow. In Developer Dashboard we see each aspx page requests waiting ...
11
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1answer
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“Incoming e-mail settings” hidden from custom document library

Very simple set-up: Visual Studio --> Add New Item --> List Definition. Type: Document Library. Besides that - no changes. Deploy. Result: As you can see: No "configure incoming e-mail settings" ...
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4answers
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Best Practice to check if a user exist

Am I missing something here? There should be a method to check if a user exist, which doesn't throw an error if it doesn't. EnsureUser() is not applicable, because that method creates a new user if it ...
11
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5answers
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Can't install Sharepoint Foundation 2010 on Windows 7

I'd really like to prepare development environment for Sharepoint 2010. This is what I did: I installed Windows 7 x64 I installed VMWare Workstation Created a VM domain controller based on Windows ...
11
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4answers
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How to automate entry of external column data in BCS?

I have a document library, Resumes, that has a large number of resumes in it. There is a regular column on that library, called EmployeeID, that is already populated. I have an external content type ...
11
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1answer
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What order to apply SharePoint 2010 Enterprise SP1 and June 2011 CU?

It's September 2011. We just installed SharePoint 2010 Enterprise RTM. Want to install SharePoint 2010 SP1. Do we need to install SharePoint Foundation SP1 first? And should we install June update ...

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