Getting the default document icon using Office 365 SharePoint REST API

If you assumed that SharePoint's REST API would return the document icon for your document by default, you'd be wrong. If you don't assume that, then you're smarter than me. Come to find out there is a separate API to call to get the icon. The REST API to get the icon is https://%5Btenant%5D.sharepoint.com/_api/web/maptoicon(filename='filename.pdf', progid='', size='0')... Continue Reading →

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How to work with large lists in Office 365 SharePoint Online

What's a large list? Anything over 5,000 items. Why is this such a low limit? Great question, and Microsoft does a good job explaining it in their help documents: To minimize database contention SQL Server, the back-end database for SharePoint, often uses row-level locking as a strategy to ensure accurate updates without adversely impacting other... Continue Reading →

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