The Ultimate Content Slider for SharePoint

Okay, maybe not the “Ultimate”, but still.. pretty cool.  Back in July of 2013 I created a script that allowed users to create a content slider using the jQuery library Unslider and SPServices. A Simple jQuery Content Slider for SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 and O365 This solution worked (works) fine, but I felt like it could use some revamping and enhancements. Aside from updating the code to use REST instead of SPServices I made the following improvements: Based on a Promoted Links List Instead of having to create a custom list with specific field names, the solution now works with a Promoted Continue reading The Ultimate Content Slider for SharePoint

SharePoint Responsive Promoted Links

Okay, let’s make this the shortest blog post in history, well.. not the shortest, but I’ll keep the fluff to a minimum. I wrote a blog post fairly recently for creating responsive tiles that link to your content in SharePoint. That blog post can be found here: Personalize Your SharePoint Home Page with Masonry It struck me that the script from that blog could be tweaked to work on a Promoted Links list in SharePoint and thus make it easier for users to implement without having to create a custom list. So, that’s what this post is! To implement this Continue reading SharePoint Responsive Promoted Links

Set Lookup Fields in Edit Forms for Large Lists in SharePoint

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about automatically setting the lookup field in a new item form when that lookup field exceeded the list view threshold: Automatic Parent/Child List Relationships for Large Lists in SharePoint I wanted to follow that up with a “plug and play” script that would allow you to update the value of a lookup field on an Edit Form. Additionally, I wanted this to work for both single selection and multi selection fields. Now, in an ideal world you would not implement this script, you would have a developer on staff or a third party Continue reading Set Lookup Fields in Edit Forms for Large Lists in SharePoint

Automatic Parent/Child List Relationships for Large Lists in SharePoint

Maybe another title for this blog post would be “Setting lookup fields when you get the ‘This is a lookup column that displays data from another list that currently exceeds the List View Threshold defined by the administrator (5000).’ Error”. Yeah, large lists are a pain in SharePoint. You can be trucking along for months, everything working great, happy users, life is good and then BAM… you create that 5001st entry. List views break, look up fields break, your world becomes painful. And what’s the right response?? The obvious answer is “don’t create large lists”, but unfortunately we live in Continue reading Automatic Parent/Child List Relationships for Large Lists in SharePoint