Reporting Services w.SharePoint 2013 (SafeControls)

We’ve faced a problem with a SharePoint 2010->SharePoint 2013 upgrade, with regard to the display of SharePoint Reporting Services WebParts. After installing the SSRS Add-In for Integrated mode, we still had an error : Web Part Error: A Web Part or Web Form Control on this Page cannot be displayed or imported. The type Microsoft.ReportingServices.SharePoint.UI.WebParts.ReportViewerWebPart,… Read More »

Add Geolocation Column to SharePoint

Unfortunately, the new “Geolocation” column in SP2013 doesn’t come ‘turned on’ by default. I was able to easily add it as a ‘site column’ – and then can add to any list. Open Visual Studio project Create a C# console app Add a reference to the following : Microsoft.SharePoint.Client Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime Include the following code :… Read More »

Cannot select variables in Nintex Workflow (SP2010)

Have been looking into a strange occurrence, in which some variables can’t be chosen.    The activity we’ve been trying is the FLEXI TASK and TO-DO TASK. I’ve created a new Workflow – and added an activity : Choose to configure the activity : Where are the VARIABLES ?? I have a TEXT and a PERSON… Read More »

Passing values INTO a SharePoint AppWeb (IFRAME)

The new application architecture for SharePoint 2013 is a big change, with the contents of an ‘app’ being contained within an IFRAME (old school for the new school !) There are some challenges – most notably with ‘cross domain’ calls. Much of the details on the web discuss HOW you can include JavaScript (CSOM) within… Read More »

DispForm.aspx Error in Office 365

I’ve been tracking down a very wierd (!!!) problem with Office 365, and a SharePoint 2013 environment.   From a few support calls with Microsoft, it turned out to be the ‘Master Page’ in use. The basic symptom is as follows : Create a custom SharePoint list – eg. Test List Add a few items –… Read More »

Video Player for SharePoint 2013 and Office 365

When needing to include some media content for a SharePoint 2013 site, there is an out-of-the-box video player that uses the new HTML5 VIDEO tag. NB. I’m using the Public-Facing Anonymous website that is part of Office 365. Choose a video : Video player : This is ‘nice’ – but is a little lacking –… Read More »

DataVisualization.Charting using ASP.NET and C#

As part of a recent SharePoint project, we have been needing to generate graphs/charts for inclusion on a webpage – as well as via code to save and include in a Microsoft Word document (DOCX). The best option we found was the Microsoft .NET charting controls : System.Web.UI.DataVisualization.Charting To get this working within an ASP.NET… Read More »

SharePoint Calculated Column value -329378600

When migrating to SharePoint 2013, there are some differences that may impact when checking calculated columns. We had a list/library that was from SharePoint 2007. In the following (complicated) example, the ‘end value’ was wrong : =IF([Action 2 When]=””,””,IF(AND([Action 2 When]>=[Last Report Date],[Action 2 When]<=[Todays Date]),”Newly Late”,IF([Action 2 When]<[Last Report Date],”Still Late”,”On Time”))) The value… Read More »

Quick Data Load for SharePoint 2013 Custom List

With the new SharePoint 2013 custom list ‘Quick Edit’, Microsoft have removed the (very cool) DataSheet view – which used a Microsoft-Access ActiveX plug-in. This would be for cross-browser compatibility – and other devices – but it’s left a bit of a gap with regard to editing multiple rows. Specifically, when needing to upload rows… Read More »

Sideloading of apps is not enabled on this site – Office 365

When creating an App for SharePoint 2013, there is a hidden ‘developer feature’ that must be turned on – otherwise, you will get this error (Visual Studio) To turn this on for “on-prem” SharePoint 2013 – you simply need to do this : Enable-SPFeature e374875e-06b6-11e0-b0fa-57f5dfd72085 –url http://sp.contoso.com (Thanks to Joe Rodgers for that tip) But,… Read More »