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ReConnecting Content Databases in SharePoint 2007

After the failover of a SharePoint Products and technologies database, it is required to reconnect the contentdatabases. The following are the databases that are required to be reconnected, Content database Admin database Configuration Database Searc…

Quick and Easy: Get the SPFolder of an SPListItem in an Event Receiver

I hate to admit it, but I struggled with this one all day. My event receiver needs to update a field of its parent folder. This little bit shows how to do it: private void UpdateParentFolder(SPItemEventProperties properties)

Yet Another Event Receiver Debug Trick

I’m sure I’m not the first person to come up with this. However, I haven’t noticed anyone publish a trick like this since I started paying close attention to the community last July. So, I thought I’d post it this quick and …

Sunday Funny: “NOT FOR EXPORT”

Back around 1998, the company I worked for at the time received some funding to create a new e-commerce product. We had the full gamut of business requirements to meet. It had to be fast, easy for end users, flashy, multi-language, etc. Sad to sa…

Solution: SPQuery Does Not Search Folders

This past week I was implementing an "evolving" solution for a client that uses BDC and SPQuery and ran into some difficulty using SPQuery against a document library containing folders. Bottom line: assign "recursive" to the view attr…

MOSS KPI bug? List Indicator Tied to Document Library With Folders

UPDATE 02/29/08: I solved this problem by creating a folder and then assigning a content type to the folder which has the meta data I need for the KPIs. I described that in a little more detail here. We have implemented a technical solution wher…

SPD Workflow “Collect Data From A User”: Modify the Generated Task Form

I’m working on a project that uses five different SharePoint Designer work flows to handle some document approvals. SPD provides the "collect data from a user" action so that we can prompt the user for different bits of information, suc…

Are “Unknown Error” Messages Really Better Than a Stack Trace?

I was reading Madhur’s blog post on how to enable stack trace displays and now I’m wondering: why don’t we always show a stack trace? Who came up with that rule and why do we follow it? End users will know something is wrong in either…

Default Groups and permission levels in MOSS 2007

The out of the box SharePoint Groups created and the permission levels for each of the group is explained in the following segment The Limited Access permission level will provide access to specific list, document library or an item or a document in a …

Sunday (Embarrassing) Funny: “My Name is Paul Galvin”

A bunch of years ago, my boss asked me to train some users on a product called Results. Results is an end user reporting tool. It’s roughly analogous to SQL Server Reporting Service or Crystal. At the time, it was designed to run on green t…