Archive for 'Solutions' Category

Solution to stop unecessary calls to SharePoint Server from Microsoft Office applications

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Published Links are the addresses of SharePoint sites/libraries which are available to user as a destination to save the document from Office Application. User can add additional sites/libraries by clicking on Connect To Office button on SharePoint Document Library ribbon. Microsoft Office Applications e.g. Word and Excel try to sync information for all Published Links of SharePoint […]

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Quickly find the current used storage of your site collection by using REST

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

If you want to find out how much storage your SharePoint site collection is currently using then you can use the following REST url in your browser ://<Replace your Site Collection Url>/_api/site/Usage/Storage For example: http://sp/_api/site/Usage/Storage You will get response similar to following. Please note SharePoint report storage in bytes so to get the size in […]

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Solution for “SharePoint Designer cannot display the item” error to edit workflow

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, November 2, 2014

If you are unable to edit workflows in SharePoint 2013 after upgrading from 2010 and getting following error then perform  the steps mentioned below to resolve this issue.   Make sure you have uninstalled SharePoint Designer 2010 Close SharePoint Designer 2013 On the local computer, browse to the following folder: C:\Users\<Replace Your User Name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache Example: C:\Users\mark.lee.contoso\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache […]

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Current Item Url in SharePoint Workflow

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014

If you want to embed a link to current item in your SharePoint Workflow email or in any other action then use Workflow Context -> Current Item Url  

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Solution for “Access denied by Business Data Connectivity” Error

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011

If you are trying to create external data type list and get the error “Access Denied by Business Data Connectivity” then the most common reason for that can be the incorrect permissions for your target External Content Type. To fix the issue, please perform the following steps: Open your SharePoint 2010 Central Administration Page Under […]

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Solution: The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C”) has not been activated

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011

If you are trying to add a Managed Metadata type column and getting “The Taxonomy feature (Feature ID “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C”) has not been activated” error then here is the quickest way to enable the required feature by using following PowerShell cmdlet: Enable-SPFeature -id “73EF14B1-13A9-416b-A9B5-ECECA2B0604C” -url “YourSiteUrl”          

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Quickest way to add Facebook Like Button on your SharePoint page

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, April 4, 2011

Facebook is everywhere. No one can deny the importance of Facebook’s social media capabilities. If you want to add the Facebook Like button on your SharePoint pages then just paste the following code in a Content Editor Web Part and you will instantly get the Like button for that page. You do not need to hardcode […]

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HTML Field Control versus Content Editor Web Part

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, April 3, 2011

Normally, people feel strong temptation to use Content Editor Web Part (CEWP) whenever they need to display HTML content on a SharePoint page. There is nothing wrong in using CEWP as far as you know when to use it and what are the alternatives. Most of the time CEWP performs as needed but there are some scenarios where we […]

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Find duplicate items in SharePoint

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here is a quick and simple way to find duplicates for SharePoint documents.

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Download wsp solution file from SharePoint Farm

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Sunday, October 10, 2010

Here is a simple code to download the actual solution file from SharePoint Farm.

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