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Purpose of the <MAPPINGS> CAML element in a custom Choice Field definition

I have yet to find a clear answer to this topic, so I'm writting this question in hope that someone can explain me the correct way to archieve my goal. I must also add that all my test was done on ...
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Why is GetUserProfileByName from InfoPath Forms Services with claims authentication failing?

I have a web application with an ADFS 2.0 trusted identity provider, and it's the only authentication provider. When I login, SharePoint correctly associates me with the my stored profile, but calls ...
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Site Assets vs. Style Library

I usually store my JavaScript/jQuery files in the Site Assets library, but I see on forums that others are using the Style Library. What are the respective benefits of each?
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Clone SharePoint 2010 Production environment for Test Environment

We have cloned the SharePoint 2010 Production environment(Company Portal, around 3500 users) using VMWare clone feature. The purpose is to Create a Test environment for Restructuring the content, ...
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View list from another site collection (Why no easy answer?)

In Sharepoint 2010 whats the best way to view a list from another site collection. I want to be able to sort on People and I want it to look like a listview. (Why is there no easy answer to this ...
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How do I hide the “Recently Modified” portion of the quick launch?

The "Recently Modified" section in the quick launch is not something I want my users to see. How can I eliminate or hide it in a SharePoint 2010 installation?
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Opening and closing AssetPortalBrowser.aspx in SharePoint modal popup

I am trying to open the "OOB" AssetPortalBrowser.aspx from a page within a SharePoint native modal popup. My aim is to get the selected filename back to the script. So far I was able to open the ...
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“a is null” error in vanilla SP2010 install

I'm setting up an SP2010 VM for dev testing purposes. Our vanilla install has no other components present and is throwing JS errors in Chrome and Firefox. In Firefox (v13): a is null ...
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Find if a site has been renamed via change collection

I'm trying to write a script to find ot if a site has changed title. This is what I have so far: $site = Get-SPSite http://dev/teams/Kittens $changeQuery = New-Object ...
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Sharepoint Online (365) Programmatically working with Managed Metadata

So, you want to migrate some documents that have managed metadata columns from another source into SharePoint Online. Microsoft.SharePoint.Taxonomy is blocked. Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Taxonomy ...
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960 views

Site Collection Web Analytics reports numbers are incorrect

We are experiencing problems with the reports from the site collection web analytics. We use SharePoint Server with FAST search on a public facing web site. Our SharePoint solution is only used for ...
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Friendly URL and Content Deployment

SharePoint 2013 has introduced Friendly URLs and is implemented using Managed Meta Data Service. The Content Deployment will complain Metadata Navigation is not supported Deactivate Metadata ...
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Implement Interface in custom “Connected Web Part” to provide “Filter Values”

Question 1.1 What interface do I need to implement into my custom web part, to make it a provider for "filter values" for a normal XsltListViewWebPart? Answer - IWebPartParameters "XSLT List ...
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Modification date gets updated when selecting/clicking a file

On our SharePoint site the modification date of files gets updated when it should not, when no changes to a file have been made. I have found two ways to reproduce this error: A document is opened ...
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How to use onWorkflowItemChanged in a State Machine Workflow?

I'm using a simple Workflow for demonstration purposes: Init sets State1. State 1 waits for item changed and set's state 2. State 2 waits for item change and finishes the workflow. The problem: ...
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Contacts Web Database site in SharePoint Server

I created a site of type Contacts Web Database under a team site collection inorder to maintain some contacts. As soon as I created the Contacts Web Database site on the homepage under Address Book ...
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Sharepoint Lists vs. Sharepoint Libraries

Fundamentally, what is the difference between the two? I'm in the really early stages of working out what's what with sharepoint and I can't seem to tell the difference between the two.
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Client-Side Rendering/JS Link documentation?

Has there been any sort of documentation or anything like that released for SharePoint 2013 Client-Side Rendering/JS Link? Anthing unofficial? Any dates for when documentation might be released? ...
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4answers
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Can I tell what version of SharePoint is being used from JavaScript?

I have some static JavaScript being rendered to a page and would like it to behave differently if the version of SharePoint it is being displayed by is 2013. Can I tell what version of SharePoint is ...
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How can we use a different masterpage for annoymous and authenticated users?

Is there a way to load a different master page if I can identify the user to be annonymous?
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How to choose a development computer for a SP 2010 environment?

I'm looking for a descent development computer that targets SharePoint 2010. The computer must be a laptop and does not have to rely on a domain controller (or at least not all the time). What are ...
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What exactly is SharePoint?

What is SharePoint anyway? What's the difference between SharePoint and Dropbox or SkyDrive for example? They all share files. Why should anyone use SharePoint instead of SkyDrive or Dropbox?
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Get the current UI language with ECMAScript

Is it possible to get the display language from within ECMAScript? Similar to http://www.sharepointoverflow.com/questions/3129/get-the-current-ui-language-from-a-webpart, I'd like to get the user's ...
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640 views

What are the benefits of grabbing a list by Guid compared to any other way

I know its always best to access a list by its Guid since it won't ever change, compared to accessing a list by Title or Url, but what are the other benefits of grabbing a list by the Guid? There ...
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Why does having `windows.onload` break page editing?

This is related to an earlier question that I posted: Can't edit page after adding custom web part! Basically, I have created a web part with some javascript. When I add this web part to a ...
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When should we use SharePoint Timer job and when Windows Task Scheduler?

Can somehow explain me what are of the benefits of using SharePoint Timer jobs over Windows Task Scheduler?
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Disposing and Closing SPWeb objects

I have used something like using (SPWeb web = SPControl.GetContextWeb(Context)) but while deploying the project it shows an error. While trying to figure out the cause I came across an msdn ...
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How to remove orphaned features

I found some orphaned features under "_layouts/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=Site" but they do not show up when I list them up with powershell (get-spgetfeature -site url). They are not in 14 hive and ...
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How to find all documents of a certain content type?

I have an content type I would like to delete, but when I try I get an error message saying that it is still in use. Is there a way that I can find all documents that are still using that content ...
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User with Full Control Permission is getting Access Denied Message

The user who's responsibility it is to build up and maintain our training portal is receiving the "Access Denied" message when she tries to edit her page. Her permission level is "Full Control". I ...
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Why are fields in Datasheet View read only?

I have four metadata columns into which I cannot paste data for a bulk upload. A diaglog box: "The selected cells are read only" appears when I try to paste. The cells are defined as "multiple lines ...
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What are the standard URL suffix views that every SharePoint professional should know?

There are certain lesser-known URL suffixes that can be quite useful in SharePoint, such as {PageUrl}?contents=1 for web part maintenance and {PageUrl}_layouts/UsageDetails.aspx for ...
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2answers
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Pass parameters in ExecuteOrDelayuntilScriptLoaded in Javascript client Object model

I have written a javascript client-object model code and I am calling it through the below line code from content editor webpart: ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(getWebSiteData(sys), "sp.js");// ...
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How to create DEVELOPMENT, UAT & PRODUCTION environment in SharePoint 2010

I just started digging sharepoint 2010. To get a clear picture of sharepoint environment my question is. In my office I have given a single Quad core machine and being told to get expertise on ...
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Why would a site admin or designer use a Web Part Page instead of a new sub-site/sub-site collection?

I am a site owner, and up until now, I have always created sub-sites instead of using basic pages or Web Part pages. I would like to understand what advantages Web Part Pages have over just adding a ...
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Event handler vs. event receiver

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms453149.aspx says To create the event handler 1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. 2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project. 3. In Project ...
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1answer
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Where is Package menu item in Visual Studio 2012

I'm using visual studio 2012 for developing SharePoint 2010 solutions, back in vs2010 there was a menu item names "Package" so I can get the package without deploying it and I noticed it's disappeared ...
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Add jQuery in Sandbox mode (Office 365)

What would be the best approach in using/including jQuery in Office 365? Should I just use google CDN or is it possible to deploy the jQuery file to the server? Is there any good articles/resources ...
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2answers
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Responsive Design

Does SharePoint 2013 have support for responsive design or do you have to create it from scratch? On a side note: How important is it to learn responsive design when you work as a SP developer?
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Show custom action in ribbon for only one list

Does anyone knows how to show a custom action in the ribbon for only one list? At this moment I've got multiple custom lists, but my button is added on all of them. I only want to show it on one ...
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4answers
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Replace the Default Page in a SharePoint WebSite

I have been asked to programmatically do the following in a SharePoint 2007 team site collection: Create a website using the OOTB blank site template. (Please note, for project specific reasons, we ...
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What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, WebApplication refer to in the SharePoint API?

I'm sorry for dumb question but I am very new to Sharepoint 2010 and something is not clear to me. What do the terms Farm, Site, Web, and WebApplication mean? I pretty much understand Farm and Site, ...
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Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?

Does Sharepoint Differential backup put the site collection in read only mode?
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How to avoid caching issue when using custom JavaScript and CSS deployed under _layouts?

On our farm, I'm deploying some JavaScript and CSS files under the _layouts folder. I'm then referencing them, where it's required using a <SharePoint:ScriptLink> or a ...
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2answers
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SPWeb being closed when getting list by powershell. What's wrong?

When I run this little piece of powershell code: $w = Get-SPWeb http://localhost $l = $w.List["some list"] I get Unexpected error message to my Sharepoint ULS log Detected use of SPRequest for ...
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3answers
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Best practice for deploying Site Columns and Content Type

What is the best practice for creating a site column or content type in SharePoint 2013? Is it still recommended to use farm solutions? I was hoping we could do something with the new app model, but ...
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Content DB Split - Sub-site into Site collection is the only way? And How?

Our sharepoint database is large ~180GB. I want to split it up into smaller database from the disaster recovery point of view & also that it can be easily moved across servers. The problem is that ...
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5answers
9k views

Why does the scrollbar for Chrome users hide sometimes?

We're building a SP2010 SP1 site. For users on Chrome, sometimes the scrollbar doesn't display. The user has to refresh 1-10 times until the scrollbar appears. Why does Chrome have trouble ...
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SharePoint 2010 custom 401 error page on authenticated site

I'm trying to create a custom 401 error page for my site. The setup is a SharePoint 2010 enterprise site with subwebs. The entire solution requires authentication (no anonymous access). I've tried ...
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Why doesn't clicking New Document save back to the document library?

I'm watching a course on SharePoint Foundation 2010 Fundamentals. In it a document library is created a couple of columns are added, then when New Document is selected from the ribbon, Office opens ...

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