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This is Why I don’t Like Using Tools Day Zero

http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver.development/browse_thread/thread/41e8cbe4f15e8b4c/76506ea401403e35?#76506ea401403e35

If the tool is doing stuff you don’t understand and then it fails in step n of an unknown number of steps, you’re dead in the water…

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Solution to BDC ADF Import Failure: “The following error occurred:”

I was once again crafting BDC ADF files by hand (so that I can build up my "get off my lawn!" cred) and hit this lovely error:

"Application definition import failed.  The following error occurred:"

As you can see, there’s an error, but … it’s not going to tell me what it is.

In my case, the […]

BDC Seems a Viable Replacement For Lookups

UPDATE: This MSDN posting has some interesting observations from JXJ based on his, mainly negative, experiences going down this path: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2623565&SiteID=1

We have a business scenario where we need to link two documents libraries via a common "document ID" field.

We often use a lookup column to implements links like this.  There are several drawbacks to lookup […]

Solution to BDC Import Error: “Could not load Type described by TypeDescriptor’s TypeName …”

I’ve been working with BDC today, coding ADF files by hand and generating myself some errors.  One such error:

Application definition import failed. The following error occurred: Could not load Type described by TypeDescriptor’s TypeName. Parameter name: typeName Error was encountered at or just before Line: ’35’ and Position: ’20’.

MOSS displayed this error when I tried […]

Solution to Problem: “FileNotFoundException” With My Feature Receiver.

I was working on a feature last week that would add some event receivers to a specific list instance.  (I blogged a bit about that list receiver here).

Using the command line, I could install the feature with no error (but see below for the hidden error).  When I tried to deploy the feature on the […]

Sunday Funny: Top 10 Ways To Annoy Your Wife

Buy broccoli when you know there is already more than enough in the fridge.
Go for a run.  Cool off.  Take off clean pillow case and replace with T-shirt.  Cover with clean pillow case.
When driving, ask if we should go the wrong way down a one-way street.
For 15 years, every Sunday that you wife suggests going […]

Event ID 1023: “Windows cannot load extensible counter DLL MSSCNTRS”

UPDATE (04/08/08): I seem to have solved this problem.  From the command line, I ran "c:\windows\system32\lodctr /R" as per an entry talking about InstallShield problems and that appears to have solved it for me.

I have noticed that lately, my desktop/server fan never turns off.  I know it used to turn off.  I took a moment […]

Quick & Easy: Rename Uploaded File Using SharePoint Object Model Via an Event Receiver

 

UPDATE: This works but there are significant limitations which are described in the comments.  This may still be useful in some cirumstances.

UPDATE 2: In my current project, users always upload documents.  As a result, I don’t run into a problem where MS Word is running and thinks that the file was renamed on it.  I […]

Forum Discussion: Enforcing Best Practices Compliance in Non-Trivial MOSS Environment

A fellow, "Mark", has started up a potentially interesting newsgroup discussion focusing on "establishing excellent SharePoint Governance from the start" for a 35,000 user environment.

The discussion is here: http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.sharepoint.portalserver/browse_thread/thread/6d9a738d981af772/1c390b15c5407db6?#1c390b15c5407db6

Pop on over and contribute!

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Custom Action URL Won’t Display for New Feature

I’m still in the habit of crafting my feature XML files by hand since it’s all quite new to me.  I don’t want to rely on a front-end tool that does stuff I don’t understand (he said as he wrote a blog entry using a tool he does not understand).

Today, I was trying to add […]