Category Archives: SharePoint 2013

Customizing document sets in SharePoint 2013

Can add javascript to welcome page to add elements and colors; hard to hide fields on welcome page. NewDocSet.aspx docsethomepage.aspx (Welcome page) (read only) EditForm.aspx Appending text not available in document set libraries, even with versioning turned on. Make two new edit forms: newdocsetcustom.aspx, editformcustom.aspx Reference Create edit page and rename newdocsetcustom.aspx. if you […]

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 […]