SharePoint 2010

A Web Part you attempted to change is either invalid or has been removed by another user

Posted by on September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm

I encountered the following error today in our SharePoint 2013 environment while simply trying to move a web part to another web part zone: A Web Part you attempted to change is either invalid or has been removed by another user Of course, I went to Google first and found several articles on the subject, […]

Helpful SharePoint URL reference

Posted by on August 2, 2016 at 10:30 am

I’ve often used the Web Parts Maintenance page in working with SharePoint sites.  To get there, simply add ?Contents=1 to the end of the URL. My other favorite “quick link” is for opening a page in Edit Mode when I cannot otherwise.  This is achieved by adding ?ToolPaneView=2 to the end of the URL. Ahmed […]

PowerShell Command Builder for SharePoint

Posted by on June 16, 2016 at 9:23 am

In case you weren’t aware, Microsoft has provided a free, online PowerShell Command Builder utility: I recommend that you bookmark it and refer to it whenever you need to double-check the commands in your scripts.  You may want to download the Getting Started Guide. Make sure that the first thing you do is to select the appropriate […]

Render Tableau charts in SharePoint

Posted by on May 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

Now that you’ve created a brilliant chart, graph or dashboard in Tableau you want to render it on a SharePoint site.  Here are the steps to do this.  Honestly, the step you’re probably not thinking about is Step 1 below.  If you’re working with the Tableau client on your desktop, you can make awesome interactive […]

Connect Tableau to one or more SharePoint lists

Posted by on April 8, 2016 at 3:07 pm

If you are using Tableau for reporting, you may want to connect to one or more lists in SharePoint.  Here are the steps I take to do this. Step 1: Open a browser and navigate to the SharePoint list you would like to work with in Tableau.  Make a point to identify the list name. […]

Determine Who Last Modified an InfoPath Form in SharePoint

Posted by on March 26, 2016 at 9:27 pm

There are articles on Google that help you add a field to an InfoPath form so that you can display who last modified it.  Great.  However, I needed to find out who had last edited (and thoroughly screwed up) an InfoPath form on a specific list in our SharePoint 2010 environment.   It takes a little […]

SharePoint Designer 2010 “All Files” is Missing / Not Showing on Menu

Posted by on November 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

I keep SharePoint Designer disabled ever since one malicious user caused a great deal of trouble two years ago.  We have over 15,000 users and the risk is just too great.  As you probably know, SharePoint Designer is enabled/disabled at the web application level and then at the site collection level (for some degree of […]

List View Web Part Paging Issue

Posted by on September 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm

One of my users has a SharePoint site with a list called Admin Tips, currently with 45 tips (list items).  She has a List View Web Part (LVWP) on the main site page to render this list, choosing a particular view to render for the web part.  The specific View she has chosen has the Item Limit […]

Migrate a list to another site collection or web app

Posted by on August 2, 2015 at 5:28 pm

One of my users came to me today frustrated that he cannot find any information from Google about migrating a list from our Test environment to our Prod environment.  He says that most of the content is for 3rd party products.  He certainly doesn’t want to move it by hand.  Good news: the solution is […]

Change the URL for a List or Library in SharePoint

Posted by on April 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

In SharePoint 2010, when you create a new site, you provide both the Site Name and the Site URL.  If at any point you want to change either, it’s simple.  Just go to Site Actions >> Site Settings >> Look and Feel [section] >> Title, description, and icon. However, when you create a new List […]