This is a little script that works on classic SharePoint lists (modern lists, you should really use PowerApps to customize it). It'll allow you to format a field row, label or the cell the value is in. Similar to: Yes, it's ugly, but I wanted to highlight it plainly: formatRow - allows you to format... Continue Reading →
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 →
Customizing SharePoint’s Modern Lists’ Forms
Ya know that awesome new interface we get in Office 365 called Modern Lists? Ya know how that's not editable, or customizable, or extensible? Well, ya know it right! It's not. However... Above is a typical modern list, in all of it's glory. Pretty right? But I want to add some of my own code... Continue Reading →
Showing users’ profile pictures in a SharePoint list
Special thanks to Joann for the question! A common use case is to have a list of people in a list in SharePoint, maybe they're members of a project, contacts for a department, your favorite people to talk to, whatever it may be, you have a list. This example is a listing of my teammates: Now I'd... Continue Reading →
We all know what IsDlg does… wait, what the…??
Here's a little nugget I came across, on SharePoint 2010 and 2013 (including O365), and was exceptionally frustrated with. There's a difference between IsDlg and isdlg. See it? Case sensitivity. Come to find out that means the world to SharePoint. I was tasked to setup a basic Page Viewer web part to consume a page... Continue Reading →
SharePoint Script: Hide, Disable and Format your fields
SharePoint Browser Support… Improved with 2013, really?
I wrote a post a little while ago about Microsoft's boasts on supporting all browsers in SharePoint 2010. The fact is, SharePoint 2010 does not. What about SharePoint 2013? Let's see: Right off the bat, I see this when using Chrome, but not in FireFox. I went ahead and ignored it and tested out some items... Continue Reading →
Calendar Overlays: Keeping events in the same window.
Previously, I shared about how to create a color coded calendar, and then taking that calendar a little further and jazzing it up with some color. One issue that has been identified with this method, and using calendar overlays in general, is the fact that the events open in a whole new window. Not cool.... Continue Reading →
My Users Don’t Like SharePoint because they can’t find what they’re looking for! Part 2
This is Part 6 of my series on 'My Users Don't Like SharePoint...' Actually, this is Part 2 of Part 5, if that makes sense. This is a continuation of this post. In the previous post, we covered how easy it is to enhance search to assist your users in finding what they really want. Our... Continue Reading →
Use PowerShell to manipulate the values of a SharePoint choice field.
Thanks to Knoots for suggesting the idea for this post, from a comment on Using PowerShell to play with SharePoint Items.Using PowerShell, we're going to walk through handling a Choice field in a list. Specifically, this is a calendar list using the Category field. This may come in handy if you want to automate changing... Continue Reading →