Gotcha When Using the SharePoint Link to a Document Content Type


The “Link to a Document” content type in SharePoint allows you to add URL links to a Document Library, much like you would with a Links List, but in this case you can add a Link item to a document library without having to add a document. The “Link to a Document” content type is … Continue reading Gotcha When Using the SharePoint Link to a Document Content Type

Checking SharePoint Resource Url Serviceability using Javascript and HTML HEAD


Recently when building an app which (amongst other things) rendered links to other pages (created by others), I found I needed to be able to detect whether these other pages/resources actually existed – because people click on links which they can see and HTTP 404 messages are scary right? Although I’m talking about Pages here, the principle … Continue reading Checking SharePoint Resource Url Serviceability using Javascript and HTML HEAD

ListData.svc REST Gotcha in SharePoint 2010 / 2013


Came across another Clumsy Ninja SharePoint feature recently concerning the ListData.svc REST API which is found in both SharePoint 2010 and 2013. This issue does not occur if you’re using the new _API REST interface for SharePoint 2013. The issue concerns the list or library name which you use in a REST call; ListData.svc REST Call: … Continue reading ListData.svc REST Gotcha in SharePoint 2010 / 2013

Dynamically Filtering SharePoint List Views using Javascript


The List View Web Part has great capability for filtering displayed data using the web parts header controls.. If you’re building out a UI which incorporates a list view web part, you can also perform the filtering using Javascript in response to your UI events, hooking into the LVWP filtering code. As an example, what I want to build … Continue reading Dynamically Filtering SharePoint List Views using Javascript

Show SharePoint Content Ratings with a Calculated Column


Ratings in SharePoint allow users to mark content with a rating, which can then be used to display content by popularity for instance. For more information on the ratings feature in SharePoint see this reference, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/enable-users-to-rate-content-HA101791797.aspx. Enabling Ratings To enable ratings on your list or library go to the list settings page and choose Ratings … Continue reading Show SharePoint Content Ratings with a Calculated Column