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"Being an Alice in the world of computing can be a very problematic position."

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On the offside: programmer/designer with a Computer Science degree and an electronic media degree. Enjoys gaming and does designwork as a hobby. Formerly employed as a full-time SharePoint developer in a WSS 3.0 environment.


Apr
15
comment Cannot send emails through SMTP using a Timer Job?
Wasn't directly the cause of my specific issue, but farm account permissions were indeed at the root of it. The login should've been fine, but my development server wasn't allowed to properly access the mail server like the production server does. Something in the services for workflows gets around this issue, but the Timer service did not get affected. Once we incorporated proper access for the dev server, it worked! Thank you much.
Apr
15
comment Cannot send emails through SMTP using a Timer Job?
The value for "Log On As" for the "Windows SharePoint Services Timer" service, which I assume will be my WSS 3.0 equivalent of your SP 2010 Timer, is the System Account. So it should have permissions on the mail server on the same bound that it does for the Workflows.
Apr
15
comment Cannot send emails through SMTP using a Timer Job?
Where would I go about confirming the farm account's identity (I'm in charge of object model work, not so much the farm topology)? I'm under the impression that the Farm Account is the same as the System Account under which Workflows are run under, as well as SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges, but if this is what is probably tripping me up, I should investigate.
Apr
14
comment Develop a timer job that operates only on selected site collections
This worked like a charm. I'm able to activate and deactivate the feature on different site collections, and the timer job flawlessly adapts to it. Thank you much! ♪
Apr
13
comment Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list
This is how the one-on-all workflow would function, yes.
Apr
12
comment Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list
@Kit Thanks, nice find!
Apr
12
comment Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list
15 maximum before postponing... interesting. I see that there are indeed some important concerns for choosing between the two, and the complexity of processing. Thank you much, this should help me write this up proper! I'll still see about trying what I can to use timer jobs instead, but I got the kind of answer I was truly looking for.
Apr
12
comment Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list
@gandjustas I don't use SharePoint Designer.
Apr
12
comment Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list
I appreciate the nudge towards a more efficient solution for the general situation, but unless my understanding is in error (which is plausible), I don't believe timer jobs contain the full flexibility and ease of modification I'll need for this and any future features that will mimic this functionality. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Apr
12
comment Multiple workflows across a list versus one workflow iterating the list
@Shoban Periodically. These are manually triggered workflows.
Apr
29
comment Can I change the file extension of a document that is already in a document library?
Hey, that works perfectly! I uploaded the correct PDF, and then deleted the old version (the new version has all the same data carried over, so it becomes safe to delete the bad file). Thanks a bunch! Now to implement that blocker...
Apr
29
comment Can I export a SharePoint 2007 list to an Excel file subdivided into separate worksheets?
Well, I'll be making the sheets through the object model, so creating views is unnecessary. Thanks for pointing out this SDK, it will work very well.
Apr
27
comment Can I export a SharePoint 2007 list to an Excel file subdivided into separate worksheets?
Using this method, is it necessary to access these views? Or could I just programmatically create them behind the scenes, use aforementioned SDK to create the Excel file, and have no one the wiser of how it was accomplished? If I need to manually access each view through the UI, it will be problematic as the field we are subdividing on can have upwards of 30 values.
Apr
27
comment Can I export a SharePoint 2007 list to an Excel file subdivided into separate worksheets?
I explicitly stated that MOSS is not an option.