I have set up a blog on my sharepoint site and need users to be able to subscribe to the blog using the "Alert Me" option. I need each user to be able to subsribe to a certain cateogory so they only recieve alerts for content that is in the category they want. I set this up easily enough by creating different views for the categories which will be used in the blog.

Now my problem is that I can't seem to do the same with comments which are added to the blog. I need my users to be able to receive an update every time a comment is added to a post in the category they are subscribed to. The only option I can see is to subscribe to all comments.

I am new to Sharepoint but what I was thinking is that there could be a way of setting this up by creating a new view in the Comments list, and filtering by PostCategory. To do this I just added this code new list view in Sharepoint Designer

                        <FieldRef Name="PostCategory"/>
                        <Value Type="Text">EOC</Value>

This gave me the following error in Sharepoint Desinger

soap:ServerException of type 'Microsoft.SharePoint.SoapServer.SoapServerException' was thrown.One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields.0x81020014

and I got this error when I went to view the new List View in my browser

One or more field types are not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete these fields. Correlation ID:7b23604c-9980-444c-85aa-49a2f91eec2b

Is it possible that something along this line would work? My attempt is extremely basic but could PostCategory be passed into this in a way where it would actually be recognised. I'd appreciate any help with this, or if there is another way of doing this I'd love to hear it. Thanks, Thomas

  • Still can't figure this one out and it's annoying me that it seems like it should be simple. I have managed a temporary solution for myself where I filter the comments by text in the Post Title. It works for me as I am using a very controlled blog but it's not ideal and I'd still love to be able to do this properly. – user1365833 May 4 '12 at 12:11

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