Category Archives: Views

The “My Groups” View

In SharePoint 2010/2013, there’s a cool little feature in task lists that lets you create a view that shows you all items assigned to any SharePoint groups that you’re a member of.  Even though it’s not as apparent in other lists, this post will show you how to accomplish it using SharePoint Designer.  This solution can be done in either

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Hack: Data View Web Parts in SharePoint 2013

If you noticed that the design view doesn’t exist anymore in SharePoint Designer 2013, here is a hack that I figured out, which lets you create data view web parts for your SharePoint 2013 site. Note that this is most likely NOT supported by Microsoft.  This is just one way that I figured out, so if you really need to

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Filtering a Gantt View by Query String

This post applies to all versions of SharePoint and Office 365. If you ever wanted to filter a datasheet view of a list or a Gantt view via parameter or web part connection, you may have noticed that there is no option to create this type of filter via web part connection, and these types of views cannot be tweaked

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Bar Graphs using SharePoint 2010 Data Views

This post is applicable to SharePoint 2010 Server, SharePoint Foundation, and SharePoint Online in Office 365. The inspiration for this post comes from an old post from 2008 on MSDN called CSS Style Bar Graphs using Data Views.  I learned a lot from this old post and used it a couple of times back in SharePoint 2007.  When I decided

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Get Notified of Workflow Errors

This post applies to SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, and even SharePoint Online in Office 365. This DOES apply to SharePoint 2010 workflows created in SharePoint Designer 2013 (on prem or O365).  This DOES NOT apply to SharePoint 2013 workflows. They store errors very differently, so there isn’t an equivalent solution. There is a way in SharePoint to create alerts based

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InfoPath 2010 and Repeating Tables

Another name for this post could be “The most web part connections you’ve ever seen”, or “how to go insane in 41 easy steps”. Just kidding. I thought I’d whip this up ‘real quick’ the other day, and then it turned out to be 9 pages. This post applies to the enterprise version of SharePoint 2010 and Office 365 only.

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Filter a View by “Me” Without a People Column

This applies to the Enterprise version only, for SharePoint 2007 or 2010. A lot of times, especially with InfoPath fields, you end up with a text field with a user’s name in it, instead of an actual people picker field.  The syntax may be something like DOMAINusername.  In this post, I’ll use the example of “Current Approver”. This text field

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