SharePoint – Install-SPUserSolution fails on slow or busy systems

Sometimes you run into an issue that is difficult to resolve. Recently I've been running a PowerShell script that needs to create 6000 site collections and even more sub sites within each site collection. Each of these site collections and sites have small adjustments made to them as a few custom lists and libraries are … Continue reading SharePoint – Install-SPUserSolution fails on slow or busy systems

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SharePoint 2016 – There was an exception in the database.

With all the new products and updates in Office 365 Microsoft 365, I've not been able to write many real SharePains articles anymore. But today I had a real pain with SharePoint.   I noticed that my search web parts were all returning the following error Then I got my ULS Viewer tools out again … Continue reading SharePoint 2016 – There was an exception in the database.

SharePoint 2016 – Copying SharePoint Designer Workflows from one list to another

This time a short post with a quick win if you make a lot of similar workflows on SharePoint lists. I'm by no means a SharePoint Designer workflow expert and often I don't like SharePoint Designer but today I came across a useful feature. When you have a workflow you can copy paste your actions. … Continue reading SharePoint 2016 – Copying SharePoint Designer Workflows from one list to another

Integrate with Python based solutions using SharePoint 2016 REST API

Today, I worked with my customer on a project where we want to create list items in SharePoint from a Python based application. This was my first step into Python and until today I hadn't used Python before. Luckily Patrick Heneghan understood the Python bits. We started by just making an REST API call to … Continue reading Integrate with Python based solutions using SharePoint 2016 REST API

SharePoint 2013 – The Path has lost its way for Markdown files within SharePoint search

Today I created a display template within SharePoint 2013 site showing document that are checked out to me. All easy until I created a mix of publishing and team sites. Within my display template I was using the following line to create a check in button next to my document name: The Url in ctx.CurrentItem.Path for … Continue reading SharePoint 2013 – The Path has lost its way for Markdown files within SharePoint search

SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 – Monitor your SharePoint logs.

Quite a while ago I developed tool to monitor SharePoint logs. Since I developed this it's been available for download on Codeplex. Recently I noticed that codeplex is going to shut down.   So I thought better move this solution to Github instead. Before republishing this solution on Github I thought better test the solution … Continue reading SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016 – Monitor your SharePoint logs.

SharePoint – Get list items using JavaScript

Many times I've used the examples in this article to get lists items from SharePoint using JavaScript. The examples in this article are however incorrect and the collection of list Items isn't available within the onQuerySucceeded function. The corrected example code is shown below: