The PnP provisioning engine covers most of the common scenarios regarding the configuration of SharePoint sites and Teams. But it does a lot more, like adding or updating records to a SharePoint list or library using PnP DataRows. In this post, I show you how to update the properties of a document using a provisioning template.Continue reading “Using PnP DataRows to update document field values”
No-code modern SharePoint site redirect
In classic SharePoint sites, it was possible to redirect users to a different site using a few different approaches. But modern SharePoint sites are more restrictive (for good) and offer different features that require different approaches.
Fortunately, if you need to redirect users when they try to access the homepage of a specific site, this can be easily achieved using a simple no-code solution.
SPFx and modern SharePoint search page for searching the current location
Modern SharePoint sites on standard release will soon receive an update to add a search box to the top Office 365 bar. This allows you to search by default in the current location, like a site or a document library.Continue reading “SPFx and modern SharePoint search page for searching the current location”
Trigger When a file is created or modified in SharePoint
Power Automate and Azure Logic Apps are great to use as automation tools for processes that include SharePoint data. A trigger that I often use is when a file is created or modified in SharePoint. Unfortunately, they also seem to suffer from some limitations on large lists/libraries which can be quite hard to troubleshoot.
In this blog post, I describe the issue that I have recently experienced and how it can be quickly resolved.
SharePoint folder filter SPFx extension
In modern SharePoint libraries containing large collections of folders, it may be difficult to navigate your way around the folder hierarchy. The library loads batches of 30 folders as you scroll down the list, making it difficult to find a specific item.
Would it not be great if you could easily filter the collection of folders?
You can try to use search to find the desired item quicker, but if you have content with similar names, the suggested results are not always relevant.
I built a super simple SharePoint Framework list extension to filter folders and address this limitation. Check the video below to see the SharePoint folder filter extension in action.Continue reading “SharePoint folder filter SPFx extension”
Reset API access in SharePoint online for SPFx solutions
If you try to approve API access requests in SharePoint online and get a generic error like the one below, just remember the first rule of IT: “turn it off and on again”Continue reading “Reset API access in SharePoint online for SPFx solutions”
Convert PnP TaxonomyPicker selection to update value
I am a big fan of the PnP reusable controls and previously delivered some sessions about them. You can find the slides for one session on this blog post. One of my favorite controls is the TaxonomyPicker control, which I often use in custom forms to update list columns.
When using the PnP TaxonomyPicker reusable control to let the user select values for a managed metadata list field in SharePoint, you have to convert that selection into an object that you can then pass to the REST api when updating the field value.Continue reading “Convert PnP TaxonomyPicker selection to update value”
SharePoint SPFx extension – Advanced copy and move
A client recently asked me to create an advanced version of the default “Copy to” and “Move to” SharePoint capabilities available on every document library. This blog post will cover the main decisions, challenges, and tools that I used to achieve this.
After our client went live with a new SharePoint site to be used as the main “landing page” for the company, they started receiving some feedback from end users. I created some custom SPFx web parts and extensions for the site, so was expecting some feedback on my work. Instead, the most common feature that users were providing feedback on was the out-of-the-box “Copy to” and “Move to”.Continue reading “SharePoint SPFx extension – Advanced copy and move”
Copy and move SharePoint documents/folders using PnPjs
The latest release of PnPjs contains 4 new methods. They allow you to copy and move, files and folders, to a different folder on the same or a different site collection. And they are incredibly fast!Continue reading “Copy and move SharePoint documents/folders using PnPjs”
My path to receive the Microsoft MVP award
On the 1st of September, I opened my inbox and found a very pleasant surprise. I had received the Microsoft MVP for Office Development award!
This post covers some of the things that led to the MVP award and also some personal thoughts about the MVP award program. Please note that this is only my own opinion, I don’t know the award criteria. Hope you find the post interesting.Continue reading “My path to receive the Microsoft MVP award”