Monday, October 18, 2010

Update topnav "home" tab to contain default.aspx

go to all site settings and update the welcome page to contain default.aspx. view source will show that the site now has home tab as /sites/test/default.aspx.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

SharePoint local breadcrumb not showing

Problem: using the same master page, the local breadcrumb shows on some pages but not other sites/pages.

Upon digging, the no breadcrumb pages are in a folder instead of a doc library. Moving those pages to a doc lib and problem was solved.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Breadcrumb shows wrong url for a list

Came across this problem when i went in the list settings, the url on the breadcrumb shows the url of the web app instead of the url to the list itself.

Solution: it turns out on the list properties, it's missing the default view page. Go to SharePoint Designer, right click on the list to bring up the properties, under 'Supporting Files' tab, select the 'default view page'.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Workflow showed 'stopped' for some users

I have a SPD workflow with a lookup to assigned to groups. The workflow will send send an email to the group and assign tasks to the gorup etc. For some users (all site col admins, WF runs w/o problems). For normal contributors, the workflow shows stopped after entering a record.

Solution: This is permission related. The user has to be able to see the group memberships. Go to 'site settings' -> 'People and Groups', go to each group and go to Group Settings to switch the 'Who can view the membership of the group?' to Everyone. The workflow will start the next time you enter a record.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Filter between two dates using the DataView and jQuery

This is the second round of filtering between dates in a SharePoint DataView. With this version, you do not need to be using the filters from the Enterprise version. (I am using the Standard version for now so was forced to get this working....)

Step by Step Instructions:
1. Using SPD, create an page. Add in the web part to be filtered to the page.

2. Add 4 controls. I named them txtDate1, txtDate2 and alttxtDate1, alttxtDate2. Feel free to choose your own. Note: thanks to the views below, the txtDate1 and txtDate2 textboxes have to have the AutoPostBack attribute set to true. We will hide the latter two. (Now the reason for the latter two fields: After some digging, the filter takes the dates formatted as yy-mm-dd. We are in the US so we don’t want to display the date like this. Thus the use of alternate fields to pass in for processing, but display we’ll see the good display. >.< )

From Date:

<asp:TextBox runat="server" AutoPostBack="true" id="txtDate1" CssClass="right">
<asp:TextBox runat="server" id="alttxtDate1" CssClass="invis"/>

To Date:

<asp:TextBox runat="server" id="txtDate2" AutoPostBack="True" CssClass="right"></asp:TextBox>

<asp:TextBox runat="server" id="alttxtDate2" CssClass="invis"/>

3. Select the WebPart and convert it to XSLT dataview. We will filter using the two dates on the dataview.

4. Setup the dataview parameters:

5. Setup the filter on the DataView using the parameters from step 4:

6. Add the jquery stuff to make it work:
<link rel="stylesheet" href=""
type="text/css" media="all" />

<script type="text/javascript">

if(typeof jQuery=='undefined'){

var jQPath="";

document.write('<script src="',jQPath,'jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"><\/script>');



<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

<SCRIPT type=text/javascript>

$(function() {

$("#txtDate1").datepicker({altField: '#alttxtDate1', altFormat: 'yy-mm-dd'});

$("#txtDate2").datepicker({altField: '#alttxtDate2', altFormat: 'yy-mm-dd'});


7. Result:

8. Of course, hide the latter two alt controls:
<style type="text/css">







Note: this could be extended to more filters. Just modify the DataView filters criteria....