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Questions tagged [feature-upgrade]

A feature upgrade is an upgrade of features in a SharePoint environment, where special care needs to be taken on content already present in the SharePoint affected by the feature upgrade.

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Can't find installed feature

Years ago I developed a feature for our OnPremise Farm and today I need to update it. It is listed in the site collection features of the root web https://portal/_layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx?Scope=...
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SP 2016 - MySiteMicroBlog not Upgrading

I have upgraded my SP 2013 Farm to SP 2016. In reviewing the Health Analyzer Issues I discovered the issue “Databases require upgrade or not supported”. Looking at the “Manage Databases Upgrade Status”...
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Why would DisplaceOnUpgrade not work when updating a Field definition?

I am trying to add some choices to some drop-down fields through a feature upgrade. I have DisplaceOnUpgrade="TRUE" on all of my field definitions. My feature upgrade XML looks like this: <...
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Fields are not displyed in Disp/EditForm after content type upgrade

I had content type based on Page and pages library, which uses this contennt type. I needed to add new columns to this list. I created Elements.xml for fields: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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List items updated programmatically do not save changes?

I have a custom content type, and a custom list definition based on that content type. I am adding two new fields to the content type in a feature upgrade. Adding the new fields to the content type ...
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Custom Sharepoint solution: problems when adding content type column

We've developed a custom Sharepoint feature with custom site column and custom content type. We have no problems in production environment, but we're facing a problem in next development steps and ...
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Consistency problems on custom Sharepoint solution

We've developed a custom Sharepoint feature with almost everything in it (custom columns, custom content types, custom master page, custom page layouts, etc). Everything is working fine, but I'm ...
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How do I assign multiple badges to my community users?

I'm currently working on the development of a SharePoint Community Site. I've made some changes to display graphical rather than textual badges. Right now it only shows one badge. That's because you ...
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Should I Update solution or Uninstall and Install?

I'm new to Sharepoint and need to optimize the powershell script for auto-installing the solution in Sharepoint server. Currently the pre-written script does following: Uninstall-SPSolution Remove-...
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UI Upgrade 2010 to 2013

When I´m migrating my SharePoint 2010 portal to 2013 an executing the "Upgrade to 2013 UI" I´m getting the following error: Upgrade SPFeatureDefinition aj2bj INFO SPSite Url=https://www.myurl.de ...
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Feature upgrade in SharePoint online?

Can we do feature upgrade in SharePoint Online, like we do in SharePoint on-premise. Please suggest some articles.
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How to remove a deployed ElementManifest in a feature version

How do I remove deployed feature elements using a feature-version? i.e. given: <Feature Title="Some functionality" Id="cae1f65d-0365-42e9-9907-356c7983e902" Scope="Site"> <...
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FeatureUpgrading - Providing an updated schema.xml file possible? [duplicate]

I've read a lot now about the FeatureUpgrading method. But I'm still asking myself, if I could provide an updated list definition (schema.xml) file in the ElementManifests. There are new views in this ...
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Content Type Upgrade / Feature Upgrade / Solution Upgrade in SharePoint 2013

I have a SharePoint 2013 site in Multi Tenant mode. For every tenant, I have a Content Type Hub along with a Root Site, Tenant Admin and a Document Center site collections. In the Content Type Hub, I ...
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CU July2015 Microsoft.SharePoint.PostSetupConfiguration.PostSetupConfigurationTaskException Error

In SP 2013 Enterprise (DB and WFE separate server) after installing CU July2015 and rebooting using dbowner / farm admin account I execute the cmdlets psconfig.exe -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b as ...
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How to speed up feature re-activation?

Upgrading my solution in production takes forever and I'm looking for ways to improve the typical feature reactivation upgrade scenario. What actually goes on in the features vary greatly and I'm ...
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Excel Mobile Viewer Feature removal troubles in 2013 upgrade

I am in the process of upgrading from SharePoint Server 2007 to Server 2013, and Excel Web Services is throwing a spanner in the gears. I have 3 environments: SharePoint 2007 (SQL 2005) in ...
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Sandbox solution feature upgrade not working all the time

I have been using a no code sandbox solution to deploy style related assets and display templates via a site collection feature. Each time we need to update these assets I do the following: Update ...
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Change column type from choice to lookup without data loss

I have a feature which contains lists definitions, content types and site columns. There is one site column of choice type with 10 options. I need to change type from choice to lookup and get that ...
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Upgrading sharepoint 2007 to 2013

We have a sharepoint 2007 site with some custom coding as a solution and web parts, now I want to upgrade that site to sharepoint 2013. I have read about Avepoint tool, which migration tools do you ...
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Feature code not upgrading

I am using a feature (with feature receiver) to create some lists by code on "my site". The feature is site scoped and is activated by a farm scoped feature (using feature stapling) when a new my site ...
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Debug FeatureUpgrading

Trying to debug FeatureUpgrading event receiver on Sharepoint 2013. Attached localy to all w3wp.exe processes. After run $MyFeature.Upgrade($true) feature get upgraded, but breakpoint inside ...
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Provide a customer an upgradeable SharePoint solution containg content types, list templates and so on

currently I'm developing a SharePoint solution for a customer, which contains the following: A custom field type Two content types (one containing lookup fields to the list which is using the other ...
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Products Configuration Wizard - Failed to register SharePoint Services

Setup: Windows Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 R2 SharePoint Server 2010 Last successfully installed and configured update: Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 (KB2687453). Current Build: ...
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Feature Upgrade on XML defined lists

I had created a project that defined some content types and lists via XML. After it's release we need to make some updates to this feature to include some new functionality. My concern is that since ...
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Why SharePoint can't activate a dependency feature, while upgrading a feature?

This question is regarding dependency feature activation, while upgrading a feature to latest version. Suppose, There is a feature called MasterFeature_0_0_0_0 and it is being upgraded to ...
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Assembly versioning for Webpart

I have already read many articles about feature versioning/upgrading but somehow I seem to be a blockhead at the moment. My issue is that I do have a webpart which has some code behind which renders ...
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Redeploy solution creating List in a Feature Activation

I have a list in a SharePoint site where I save some data. That list was created on a Feature activation process months ago! Now, I have created new improvements like — added 2 new columns to the ...
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SharePoint Compatability Mode Setting

I've browsed a lot of sites explaining the PowerShell command for Install-SPSolution concerning the Compatability Level setting like the command below. Install-SPSolution -Identity CN.SiteNav.CTs.wsp ...
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How to upgrade one specific feature only with powershell

I created a farm feature and then I upgraded it. According to the documentation, the upgrade-spfeature -scope farm will upgrade all features requiring upgrade. Feature upgrade (part 5) – using ...
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Add a new Field to a SharePoint List with XML

i had create a list programmatically on Feature_activated. Now i want to add a new Field to my list with an XML File on UpgradeActions from the Feature. I know the solution for add a Field with C#. ...
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InfoPath form/List for a site still using SharePoint2007 interface inside SharePoint2010 environment. (timeline sensitive)

We recently completed a SharePoint 2007-2010 Migration last year. We have some sites that are using custom branding, and we've kept these sites using the 07 interface in order to prevent any broken ...
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Getting custom form to work in Sharepoint 2010

I built a custom new form for a page and in the schema file I did the following: <Form Type="NewForm" Url="NewForm.aspx" WebPartZoneID="Main" /> So it looks for my custom form. It works fine ...
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Add custom code for solution upgrade

I have a solution for SP2010. Let's call it s.wsp. I had version 1 of s.wsp and now I have version 2 of s.wsp. Versions 1 and 2 share three common features: A, B and C. Version 2 adds a new feature D. ...
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What are the PSConfig.exe -cmd upgrade risks?

I am about to run the following command in production but I would like a solid understanding of what could break. We ran this command on QA environments, but we don't know if everything is in fact ...
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Update-SPSolution & Items in a Document Library

I have the following situation: solution1.wsp that has a document library with files inside (I use a module element for adding new files to the feature) and solution2.wsp that has a document library ...
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Updated feature not deploying NEW web parts when using powershell

I have added a new web part to a feature of existing web parts in a wsp solution. If I manually go to a site collection and deactivate and reactivate the feature via site collection features, the new ...
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Updating existing sharepoint sites?

We have a set of custom site definitions, around 12 in total, that makes up a large sharepoint 2010 intranet application (circa 40,000 sub-sites) that has been deployed for a few years now. One of ...
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Help understand ContentType/List upgrade

Everywhere i read on the web it says that Content Types and List once deployed through Xml files they cannot be updated anymore. I have created a VS 2010 solution, created a SharePoint List ...
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How to add a field to a contenttype with feature upgrade, for NEW and existing sites

So, I have been using feature upgrading for a while, it works pretty well for existing instances, but as far as I know feature upgrade does not happen automatically, you need to trigger the upgrade, ...
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Feature upgrade, new item receiver

I need to create an item updating event for an existing list in an existing solution I just checked and there is already a feature for that, the question here is for this type of upgrade do I need to ...
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How do I add a new ContentType using Feature Upgrading?

I have created a new Content Type. How do I publish it using Update-SPSolution and feature upgrading? I added the following Code to my Feature Manifest: <UpgradeActions> <VersionRange ...
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feature upgrading question

So I have read all Chris OBrien Feature upgrading blogs and I have a big question. Lets suppose that I want to create a site from scratch and I want to activate a feature that has a feature activated ...
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Feature Upgrading - Adding an existing content type to a list definition

My question is: how do I add an existing content type (say the OOTB "Contact" content type) to an list instance definition (for "Shared Documents") in my site definition solution? Background: I have ...
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Update Feature automatically

I have developed an update for a SharePoint 2010 solution. This update defines some upgrades for some of the included features (the upgrade are managed via the new FeatureUpgraded receiver event). I ...
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Adding new webparts to an already deployed solution

I have a webpart project built in visual studio 2010 and it has been deployed successfully to my production environment. I recently had to make some changes to the webpart and also needed to add a ...
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SPFields in a list with content types enabled is not updating as expected

There is a big piece of the puzzle i am missing here. I have a list with content types enabled. I am programatically trying to add an option to some choice fields in the featureupgrading method. The ...
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Why feature is linking old dwp version?

I had deployed feature with web part, assembly version 1.0.0.0. Then I have implement some changes in my solution and changed assembly number to 1.0.0.1. WebPart and feature version has been changed ...
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How Do I Rename a List Instance's Field's StaticName in FeatureUpdating?

I am creating a custom WSP in Visual Studio. This solution has several custom content types with custom fields as well as a list instance with content types enabled. Unfortunately, i need to change ...
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Powershell query features returns wrong result

I'm currently writing a powershell script which upgrades a set of solutions then a set of features from those solutions. After the solution upgrades everything looks great until I Call QueryFeatures ...