Tag Archives: Current User Filter

Easy Reporting off of SharePoint Data

Yes, it’s sometimes tedious installing and setting up SQL Server Reporting Services on your SharePoint server… but that’s not what this presentation is about.  In this presentation at the Birmingham SharePoint user group meeting, I showed that once SSRS is in place, it is easy to create reports based off of SharePoint list data.  Here is the list of demos

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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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Testing the Current User Filter Web Part

This post applies to the enterprise version of SharePoint. The out of box web part called the Current User Filter is extremely useful, and I mention it in several of my blog posts.  This web part is also a bit of a hassle sometimes, though, because it’s usually not entirely apparent what data is being output from it. The way

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SharePoint List Form – Default User Information

In MOSS Enterprise, there are some great “Filter” out of box web parts.  In this post, I’ll explain how you can use the Current User Filter web part to send default information about the current user to multiple fields in a regular SharePoint list form.  A while back, Lori Gowin blogged about how to auto-populate InfoPath Form fields with current

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