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Create a Multi Column Display Template for SharePoint

Brian Feldmann

SharePoint Display Templates make it fairly easy as a developer to set how search results are rendered for the end user. Just download a copy of an out-of-box display template, modify the markup, add some JavaScript, upload it to SharePoint and you’ve got yourself a new “template” for rendering search results. If you’re new to display templates take a look at SharePoint 2013 Design Manager display templates on MSDN.
As a developer, you have complete control over the way end users see and interact with search results. This post focuses on how you can create a column based display template. The end result will render items in a two column view where items flow top to bottom, left to right.

SSRS Error After Cumulative Updates Applied

Brian Zebarth

After installing windows updates, SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 and the March 2016 Cumulative Update some users reported a problem with SSRS reports. They were receiving the following error message.
“Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ItemNotFoundException: The item ‘http://sharepoint/sites/SiteName/LibraryName/FileName.rdl‘ cannot be found.”
The error was occurring sometimes as soon as they clicked the link to the RDL file and sometimes the report viewer would come up and the error appeared when attempting to run the report.
I reviewed the ULS Logs and found the following errors:
“Cannot find site lookup info for request Uri http://webservername:12345/{guid}/ReportExecution.svc.”
“Microsoft.ReportingServices.Diagnostics.Utilities.ItemNotFoundException: The item ‘http://sharepoint/sites/SiteName/LibraryName/FileName.rdl‘ cannot be found.;”
I did some research on the errors and found a few posts from people who had similar issues and they had success deleting and re-adding the Reporting Services Service Application. I decided I didn’t want to do that if I didn’t have to so I thought I would try…

SharePoint 2013 Visual Web Part Auto Generated Files

Brian Feldmann

As you may already know, SharePoint allows developers to create custom web parts a few different ways. You can create a web part through code using the Visual Studio Web Part Template or you can create it with a Visual Web Part Template. The Visual Web Part templates are nice because they allow you to use user controls (.ascx) files to generate your markup.
If you’ve ever created one of these Visual Web parts you’ve probably noticed that there is a code behind .ascx.cs file and another odd file with a ascx.g.cs extension. This .asxc.g.cs file is automatically generated by Visual Studio and is quite important. Every time you make an update or change the .ascx file and then press save, Visual Studio pushes those updates into this auto-generated file. The .ascx control is never actually deployed; instead the code files are packaged…

Adding “Related Items” Field to Your List in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online

Reddy Kadasani

SharePoint 2013 Task forms have a pretty nifty field called Related Items. It allows you to add a reference to another document or site asset to a Task. This is mainly used to display the related item that the task is created for (During a Workflow). Clicking on Add Related Item link and you get a dialog that allows you to

Upload content from your desktop
Select an item from a SharePoint list (yes you can link to a list item as well)

Displaying Enhanced Rich Text in Content Query Web Part

Brian Feldmann

SharePoint has the Content Query web part, which is a control that allows a user to display an aggregated list of items based on some criteria. You can choose to return items from all sites within a site collection or from a specific list; all based on a list type and content type. You also get a few different display options, but if you try to return an Enhanced Rich Text field, that is to say some HTML and CSS Styling, the results are a bit funky.

Add Over 10 Slices To A Visio Pie Chart, And Bind Thickness to External Data

azimmer

This blog post will explain how to accomplish the seemingly easy task of adding over ten slices to a Visio pie chart. This is done using Visio 2013, but the steps using 2010 and 2007 should be very similar. Once all the slices are added to the pie chart, each individual slice will be bound to external data, giving them a dynamic thickness.

Workflow Manager Installation Error: Adding host to Service Bus Farm

Reddy Kadasani

I was trying to get the new workflow engine installed and configured with SharePoint 2013 but was encountering an error in the Service Bus configuration step.
Installation Instruction for Workflow Manager and SharePoint 2013 Workflow Configuration:
The full installation steps are provided here (in a video series): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn201724.aspx and here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj193478
The instructions provided above are pretty detailed and helpful except that I kept getting this error while configuring workflow manager and there was not much to go with online.
The Error:

System.InvalidOperationException:
Program C:\Program Files\Windows Fabric\bin\Fabric\Fabric.Code.1.0\FabricDeployer.exe exited with error: Windows Fabric deployment failed.DeploymentValidator:
warning: The Fabric Data Collection Agent is disabled for this deployment.
None of the declared nodes is for the current machine.

 
Finally i looked at the hosts file on the Developer VM and noticed that I had an entry for 127.0.0.1. Since I was using FQDNs for my workflow configuration, I commented this line and…

Visio Services-Binding Data to Line Graph

azimmer

Visio Professional 2013 allows users to bind dynamic data to shapes, external images, sheets, graphs, and just about anything else you can put in a Visio doc. Out of the box, Visio provides some data graphics which allows you to display this data visually. The exhaustive list of data graphics provided is: text callouts, data bar, icon sets, and color by value. When creating a relatively complex custom dashboard, these four graphics just don’t cut it, as I sadly discovered. One problem I ran in to is the fact that after binding a data row to a line graph, you can’t use data fields to dictate the placement of points in the graph (although it is possible to bind each bar in a bar chart to fields).  After scouring the internet for a way to do this, and eventually having…

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