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

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

SharePoint: Purloining, Reusing and Customizing the ECB Menu System Part 1


In this series; Purloining, Reusing and Customizing the ECB Menu System Part 1 Purloining, Reusing and Customizing the ECB Menu System Part 2 This series by Jan Tielens on customizing the ECB with Javascript is useful reading in conjunction with this post. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 This post was supposed to be about … Continue reading SharePoint: Purloining, Reusing and Customizing the ECB Menu System Part 1

SharePoint 2010 Create and Update List Forms Programmatically


In this post, somewhat inspired by @BinaryJam‘s series on list form customisation using SharePoint designer, we will create a new (New Item) list form and update an existing Edit form programmatically, and add the SPServices autocomplete feature to both forms of an existing list. The SPServices autocomplete will be attached to a list column which … Continue reading SharePoint 2010 Create and Update List Forms Programmatically

Provisioning a SharePoint 2010 List Instance Causes Exception in a Site Scoped Feature


Provisioning a list using the ListInstance element causes an exception, if the element is included in a Site scoped feature and the RootWebOnly attribute is set to TRUE. Setting RootWebOnly to FALSE, or removing the attribute, works as expected. If the ListInstance element, as shown above, is included in a Web scoped feature, it works … Continue reading Provisioning a SharePoint 2010 List Instance Causes Exception in a Site Scoped Feature