Quick Edit Availability

SP2013

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about the quick edit feature in SharePoint Classic display.

When you go to a list, you can use the Quick edit mode either by clicking on the ribbon or on the “edit” next to “new item”

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Once the button clicked, the view changed and you can edit the list the same way you edit content in Excel

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This can be useful but sometimes, the requirement is to disable this feature.

For this, you have two options:

First scenario, you need to disable it only for a specific view

  1. Click on modify/create the view
  2. Go down to the “Tabular view” section and uncheck the box “Allow individual item checkboxes”

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Second scenario, you need to disable it for the full list

  1. Click on your list settings and go to “Advanced settings”Quick Edit Availability(5)
  2. Go down to “Quick Edit” section and select “no” for “Allow items in this list to be edited using Quick Edit”

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For both scenario, the result will be that the “Edit this list” will not appear and the “Quick Edit” button will be greyed out.

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Of course, if you disabled on the list, it will not be available on a single view.

Hoping this helps!

 

Christopher.

aOS Luxembourg ressources

aos

Hello everyone,

Last week I had the pleasure to loose my speaking virginity at aOS Luxemburg.

It was very fun to do that and a lot of people were there to share the knowledge.

Thanks again to all the people present!

If you want to take a look at our session, you can find it here : SharePoint and Javascript modern development 

You can also find the source code on Github.

Finally, all the slides used on the aOS events are there : https://www.slideshare.net/aOSCommunity

 

I really enjoy to participate on this community and it’s always a pleasure to meet new people who share the same passion!

See you all next time!

Christopher.

Speaker at aOS Luxemburg

aos

Hello everyone,

Today I must confess that I’m a virgin. I ‘ve never been speaker to any community event. This virginity is almost lost!

With my friend Yannick Plenevaux, we will present the session “SharePoint & JavaScript – Modern Development” on AOS Luxemburg the 4th of December.

If your interested, there is still some seat available! => REGISTER

Here you can find the full detail of the event

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See you there!

Christopher

SPFx – Security error on local workbench

 

SPFx

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about an error that can occur when you start to develop SPFx.

Working with this, you can face yourself with an error of security when you try to launch the local workbench “This site can’t provide a secure connection

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To fix this, you should specify an environment variable in your user profile “NODE_NO_HTTP2” with the value “1”

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Thanks to my colleague stephane which was confronted to this error and shared his solution.

 

Update :

After some search, I found that the error was discuss on github and a solution without modifying a variable is provided.

When you run your “gulp serve”, run instead “NODE_NO_HTTP2=1 gulp serve

 

Hoping this helps!

 

Christopher

Unable to download pictures from Microsoft Teams discussion

teams

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about a misleading feature of Microsoft Teams.

On Teams, you can send and receive documents and pictures in a conversation.

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If you want to keep a copy of the received document, you can easily download it

  • either from the channel itself

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  • Or from the file when it is in “Edit” mode

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When you do that, you can see an arrow icon on the “Files” tab on the left of your application.

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When the download is over, the arrow become an “ok/active/confirm” icon (not sure of the actual name of this icon…)

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That’s cool, ok but only for document and not for pictures.

When you try to interact with a picture, you don’t have the “Download” button.

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If you want to download a picture, you first need to open it and then hit the “Download” button

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And then, nothing happens!

So you hit the button again, and again, and again…

In fact, something did happen, but it was not shown to you. Close the picture and then go to the “Files” tab on the left

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Then you need to click the “Downloads” link to see your files!

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You will have a file “MicrosoftTeams-image” for each time you clicked the “Download” when the picture was full-screen.

So, you finally have found your pictures even if:

  • Nothing change on the screen when you hit the “Download” on full-screen picture
  • Nothing change on the “Files” tab icon during the download process
  • Nothing was displayed in the default “Recent” section of the “Files” tab

 

Hoping this helps!

Christopher

 

 

SharePoint Designer – Check if item exists

SP2013

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk, again, about the SharePoint 2010 Workflows of SharePoint Designer. I know it is deprecated but on some occasion, you need to use what you can!

So, one thing which is missing is the possibility to check if an item exists before doing some action.

For instance, I had an error when I tried to delete item which wasn’t existing. pretty annoying since at the end, what I wanted (not having this file) was done. But my workflow ended in “Error Occurred”.

So, as a workaround, what you can do is create a workflow variable => set its value to a value coming from the item you are looking for => check if the value is not empty to know if the item exists!

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Exactly!

When you try to perform an action on a non-existing item, you end up with a “Error Occurred” but if you want to read a value from a non-existing item, it doesn’t throw any error!

 

Hoping this helps!

Christopher

SharePoint Designer mail format error

SP2013

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about a weird behavior you can have with the SharePoint 2010 Workflows of SharePoint Designer.

The problem was happening with some mail sent. In fact, sometimes, the content of the mail was weird.

Sample:

  • Some text where bold when received by some user
  • Some word where containing spaces coming from nowhere

 

Etc…

After some time checking my mail content, I went to see the properties of the mail

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Then on the body

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There is the content of my mail

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After some check with other mail having no issue, I found that a parameter was missing from the HTML Tag => xmlns:o=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”

Change it like this

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Republish and all went ok!

Hoping this helps!

 

Christopher

 

Quick Win – Display template missing

win

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about something that is not quite clear in SharePoint (Yes… again!).

where are my dragons

WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS! …

 

euh, no, where are my Display Templates HTML files??

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When you want to customize a display template, all the “How to” that you can find on the internet mention that you must modify the HTML but not the JavaScript file. Well so…

When you go on a new site for the first time, sometimes those HTML files are not present! As always in SharePoint, when something is missing, let’s take a look at the features we can activate !

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With everything there, the “Search Server Web Parts and Templates” seams the best choice for me! Let’s add it and it should be ok…

 

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Well …no..

In fact, we need, again, to activate the Big Gun feature, namely SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure!

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And Voila!

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Really, with all the stuff that this feature provides, I don’t understand why it is not default activated.

 

Hoping this helps!

Christopher

Workflow Manager 1.0 Now Supported on Windows Server 2016 with CU4

SP2013

Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about a great news that can interest those who works with SharePoint On-Premises.

I have a customer where the infrastructure team wanted to upgrade our entire server to the latest version as a part of our migration from SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016.

Seems pretty cool to be up to date but they warn us about one little problem

 

Windows Server 2016 does not support Workflow manager… ouch

 

As a reminder, Workflow Manager was introduced with SharePoint 2013 to run the custom workflows out of the SharePoint. That’s how you were supposed to develop your new Visual Studio Workflow to use it.

Workflow manager introduced also the possibility to create SharePoint 2013 Workflow with SharePoint Designer.

So in the end, many people used it one way or another.

 

Not so long ago, the workflow team announce the good news, Workflow Manager Server 1.0 now supports the following platforms when used in a SharePoint Server 2016 environment.

  • .NET 4.6+ (when using Service Bus Server 1.1 with KB3086798)
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10 x64 (for development purposes)
  • SQL Server 2014 & SQL Server 2016

 

More info here : https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/workflowteam/2017/07/25/workflow-manager-1-0-now-supported-on-windows-server-2016-with-cu4/

 

Hoping this helps,

 

Christopher

Site settings links is missing

office365Hello everyone,

Today I’ll talk about a major change in site design with the modern UI, namely the case of the missing site settings links!!!

 

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If you look at the picture, you can see that the usual location of “Site Settings” was replaced by three links :

  • Site Information
  • Site Permissions
  • Change the look.

 

Those links open a panel providing a quick edit for those settings

Site Information

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Site Permissions 

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Change the look

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Let’s take another look at those screen, foreach you have a link on the bottom redirecting you to a more complete screen

Site Information can redirect you to ….

 

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Site Settings! (Gotcha!)

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Site Permissions will redirect you to …

 

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advance permissions settings

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Change the look redirect you to the full change the look page

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Hoping this helps!

Christopher