Category Archives: SharePoint 2013

Tips for troubleshooting SSRS in your on-premise SharePoint installation

If SSRS breaks in your on-premise SharePoint installation, update the password in the following areas in Central Admin: 1. Central Admin > Execution Account > SSRS Service 2. Central Admin > System Settings > SSRS Service Things to check: Execution account plus the password Must be changed when passwords on the servers are updated Makes […]


Calculated columns are gone

On-premise SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2016 will have a configurable option to allow calculated columns: SharePoint support article about calculated columns Some alternate solutions here: Stack Exchange: Calculated columns are gone


Good references for Update-SPSolution

These two references are excellent sources of information regarding the PowerShell commandlet Update-SPSolution for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013: SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Action by Wictor Wilen Chapter 7 Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Developer Reference by Paolo Pialorsi Chapter 8




Infopath form that switches views based on the current user

List based forms are considered browser based forms. Browser based forms can use the InfoPath Username() function to capture the current user account id. The limitation is that you can’t grab user profile properties with this method. Occasionally, you may have a requirement to switch views on a form based on the current user. You […]





Placing link for editing on Business Data List Web Part

I was implementing the Business Data List Web Part on an External Content Type and realized I didn’t have any custom actions. The only way to create a custom action is to create it in Central Admin. My workaround for this is to add a link to a list form in an external list on […]