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I am a software developer. I work mainly in SharePoint 2007 which includes using languages like C#, JavaScript, XSLT, CAML, ASP.NET. I enjoy my work, and I hope that I can help where I can.


Apr
15
comment Approve workflow when approvals are > 50%
You do not want to have too many running processes. Just because it is paused does not mean it is not running in the background on your w3wp worker processes. This can cause slow down on the farm, and potential lockups which can be a nightmare if something gets corrupted in the process. I have seen it happen before.
Apr
14
comment Approve workflow when approvals are > 50%
You could use a CEWP with a document ready function to check the value of your approval count. Then, when it reaches the desired number, execute an update on a flag column in your list to trigger the workflow. This way you do not have any paused timer jobs, which can be a pain if you have too many.
Apr
10
comment Calculated field from Sharepoint to Infopath
You can use managed code in InfoPath to recreate you formulas in C#.
Apr
10
comment external facing sharepoint site users are not able to check out documents
I would. I believe unless you are within the domain, the credentials might differ and not allow users to certain information; for example, I have to use this when I create list connected to my external SQL database. SharePoint expects, and also sends out, your AD credentials. So I need AAM to let SharePoint now to use the right credentials for access to the database and not to use SharePoints. I think this goes both ways. I hope this helps.
Apr
10
comment external facing sharepoint site users are not able to check out documents
You might want to look into alternate access mapping in Central Admin for them. It could be because their external credentials are not coming accross AD the same as when they are on VPN or on the local domain.
Apr
10
comment Get list items only from a certain user
The user field in SharePoint for the user with presence type is populated by their SharePoint ID and not their name. Glad this worked for you, and I am going to use it too :) but you use the ID to get the user name with presence.
Mar
21
comment Creating recurring task workflows
I know you can pause for a duration in SPD workflows; however, I would not think it would be a good idea. You do not want a bunch of paused workflow processes running at the same time per list item. It could cause problems. Have you though about using JQuery in a CEWP to check the time based on their selection? You could say for whatever selection they choose, check the date it was selected vs. todays date then update a flag in your list to trigger the workflow. This way you do not have any running timer services.
Mar
13
comment styling the quicklaunch selected items in sharepoint 2007
I think this is a master page change. You would have to do it in SPD or you can take the master page into VS and deploy the changes through there.
Mar
11
comment SPServices is the Document Checked Out SP2010
I am going to give this a try thanks.
Mar
11
comment SPServices is the Document Checked Out SP2010
I looked into this field when I was trying to findout which one I could use for my logic. It seems as if SharePoint caches this information because once I checked it out and checked it back in, there were never any null values. It still had my name under this z:row node.
Mar
5
comment Do SharePoint Permissions Transfer to Word Documents
Excellent! This is what I figured. I am coming up to a situation in a new farm I am working in where this is going to come up A LOT! Thanks for the confirmation.
Jan
16
comment Users Getting IIS Home Screen Instead of Home page
I tried clearing out her cache but it is still doing it. I am wondering if the cache issue is on the server itself, but she seems to be the only one with the issue.
Dec
10
comment Not Getting Task Changed Emails
Thanks, but I just said I am getting the emails for items assigned and items reassigned, so I did turn that on. Doesn't the alert XML also include changes for the task list? I believe it does. These are not working.
Nov
14
comment Run Query for External List
Worked like a charm once I figured out how to make the Secure Store Service and everything else to connect to the database properly. I love the hoops SharePoint puts you through to get things done :)
Nov
12
comment Run Query for External List
Fixed it! My problem was the way I was accessing the database. I think my default permissions where not allowing me to see the stored procedures I created. NOOB mistakes all around today :)
Nov
12
comment Run Query for External List
I cannot seem to get SPD to find my Stored Procedure. I have went through the tutorial blogs.msdn.com/b/sharepointdev/archive/2011/02/10/…; here and I have been unable to get it to show up in my routines. I love how frustrating SharePoint canbe sometimes.
Nov
12
comment Dynamic External List Updating
Great that is what I needed to know and what I kinda figured. Like I said, newbie here on External List and their functionality :) Thanks a bunch!!
Nov
12
comment Run Query for External List
Ill give it a shot. I am sure that is what I need to do. I am just new at this :) I have never had to deal with anything SQL related with SharePoint until 2010. It is good to learn new things.
Sep
11
comment How Can I Have Multiple Editor Part Collections?
That is it. Thanks. I was trying to return two instances of the EditorPartCollection and that is why it was not working. Thank you. I knew there had to be a way I was overlooking. +1
Sep
11
comment How Can I Have Multiple Editor Part Collections?
I tried that and it did not seem to work right. i do not think I did the return new EditorPartCollection(new EditorPart[] { editor, zoneEditor }); part right I am going to try again thanks. I have for now just loaded all of the controls into the one editor part. I really do not want to do this because I have so many controls. It has been much neater to keep them separate. Thanks for the suggestion.