Thursday, December 26, 2013

SharePoint 2013 Rest API Search through List and filter by multiple columns

(1) In the Webpart page, add a script editor webpart
(2) Paste the code shown below in the Editor.
(3) Search the Columns  ( * Filter by word containging the searched word in Column1 or Column2)
(4) Results shown in DataTable
(5) Search results can be filtered through another searchbox.
(6) Changes to be made are Highlighted in blue

Original Post by: Mark Rackley

Search through a list by Column1 or Column2

<!-- jQuery -->
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf8" src=""></script>
<!-- DataTables CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="">

<!-- DataTables -->
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf8" src=""></script>
       <input type="text" id="techsearch" >
       <input type="button" value="Search" onclick="LoadTechnologies($('#techsearch').val());" >

<table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" class="display" id="TechTable">
        <th>Name of the Technology</th>
        <th>Green Listed</th>


<script type="text/javascript">

     function LoadTechnologies(techsearch)
       alert("Searching by: " + techsearch + " through Technology Title and Vendor in List Name");
       var call = $.ajax(
                         url: _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/Web/Lists/GetByTitle('ListName')/items?$select=Title,Vendor,GreenList&$filter=(substringof('" + techsearch + "', Title) or substringof('" + techsearch + "', Vendor))",
                         type: "GET",
                         dataType: "json",
                         headers: { Accept: "application/json;odata=verbose" }
        );// end ajax

      call.done(function (data,textStatus, jqXHR)
                        "bDestroy": true,
                        "bProcessing": true,
                        "aaData": data.d.results,
                        "aoColumns": [ { "mData": "Title" }, { "mData": "Vendor" }, { "mData": "GreenList" } ]
                        }); //end dataTable
       }); //end call done function
    (jqXHR,textStatus,errorThrown){ alert("Error retrieving Tasks: " + jqXHR.responseText); }); }

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SharePoint 2013 new Menu bar - Using Script Editor CSS HTML

(1) Create a new sharepoint 2013 web page
(2) Add a script editor web part
(3) Insert the code below in the Script Editor
(4) Using F12 - IE Developer Toolbar identify the right DIV,UL,LI tags and change corresponding styles below.

Thanks to Steve.

<div id="wrap">
    <ul class="navbar">
    <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Menu Item 2</a>
       <li><a href="#">2a</a></li>
       <li><a href="#">2b</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Menu Item 3</a>
       <li><a href="#" >3a</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Menu Item 4</a>
       <li><a href="#">4a</a></li>
       <li><a href="#">4b</a></li>
       <li><a href="#">4c</a></li>
#wrap {
 width: 100%; /* Spans the width of the page */
 height: 40px;
 margin: 0; /* Ensures there is no space between sides of the screen and the menu */
 z-index: 99; /* Makes sure that your menu remains on top of other page elements */
 position: relative;
 /*background-color: #366b82;*/
.navbar {
 height: 40px;
        padding: 0;
 margin: 0;
 position: absolute; /* Ensures that the menu doesn’t affect other elements */
 border-right: 1px solid #54879d;
.navbar li  {
   height: auto;
   width: 150px;  /* Each menu item is 150px wide */
   float: left;  /* This lines up the menu items horizontally */
   text-align: center;  /* All text is placed in the center of the box */
   list-style: none;  /* Removes the default styling (bullets) for the list */
   font: normal bold 12px/1.2em Arial, Verdana, Helvetica; 
   padding: 0;
   margin: 0;
   background-color: #FFA000;

.navbar a {    
  padding: 18px 0;  /* Adds a padding on the top and bottom so the text appears centered vertically */
  border-left: 1px solid #54879d; /* Creates a border in a slightly lighter shade of blue than the background.  Combined with the right border, this creates a nice effect. */
  border-right: 1px solid #1f5065; /* Creates a border in a slightly darker shade of blue than the background.  Combined with the left border, this creates a nice effect. */
  text-decoration: none;  /* Removes the default hyperlink styling. */
  color: white; /* Text color is white */
  display: block;
.navbar li:hover, a:hover {background-color: #0023a0;}  /*54879d; light blue - #667BC6 */

.navbar li ul  {
  display: none;  /* Hides the drop-down menu */
  height: auto;      
  margin: 0; /* Aligns drop-down box underneath the menu item */
  padding: 0; /* Aligns drop-down box underneath the menu item */

.navbar li:hover ul  {
                        display: block; /* Displays the drop-down box when the menu item is hovered over */

.navbar li ul li {background-color: #0023a0;}   /*54879d */

.navbar li ul li a  {
  border-left: 1px solid #1f5065;
  border-right: 1px solid #1f5065;
  border-top: 1px solid #74a3b7;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #1f5065;
.navbar li ul li a:hover {
  background-color: #667BC6;
  }   /*366b82;   light blue - #667BC6 */

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SP 2010 Powershell Script Commands for Deployment Process

Adding SPSolution
Add-SPSolution -LiteralPath "solution path\solutionname.wsp"

Install SPSolution
Install-SPSolution -Identity "solutionname.wsp" –GACDeployment.

Upgrade the Existing Solution
Update-SPSolution -Identity "solutionname.wsp" -LiteralPath "solutionpath\solutionname.wsp" -GACDeployment

UnInstall the SPSolution
Uninstall-SPSolution -Identity "solutioname.wsp"

Remove the SPSolution
Remove-SPSolution -Identity "solutioname.wsp"

Deploy the feature to a particular site collection
Enable-SPFeature -Identity "featurefoldername" -url "sitecurl"

Activate the feature to a particular site collection
Install-SPFeature -path "featurefoldername"

Deactivate the feature from a particular site collection
Uninstall-SPFeature -path "featurefoldername"

Remove the feature from a particular site collection
Disable-SPFeature -Identity "featurefoldername" -url "siteurl"

Note: The below mentioned command is used to get all the features which have not been installed so far but presents in the environment and if the user will run this command without -Whatif then it will install all the features which are present but not installed yet.
Install-SPFeature -AllExistingFeatures -Whatif

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Adding a Button to SharePoint 2010 Ribbon


How to Add Button to Ribbon – Create new SharePoint project and  Add a new item of the type "Empty Element" to the project and Update the xml with the file below.
Elements.xml  (SPRibbonUpdateToProd)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  <CustomAction Id="DocFinalRibbon" Location="CommandUI.Ribbon">
        <CommandUIDefinition Location="Ribbon.Documents.Manage.Controls._children">
            Image16by16="/_layouts/1033/images/formatmap16x16.png" Image16by16Top="-144" Image16by16Left="0"
            Image32by32="/_layouts/1033/images/formatmap32x32.png" Image32by32Top="-128" Image32by32Left="-256"
            LabelText="Publish to Prod"
            ToolTipTitle="Click button to Publish to Prod"
            ToolTipDescription="Once you click this button, your checked items are pushed to Prod "
          EnabledScript="javascript:function singleEnable()
            var items = SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedItems();
            var ci = CountDictionary(items);
            return (ci == 1);

  <Control Id="AdditionalPageHead" ControlSrc="~/_controltemplates/MarkStatusProduction.ascx" Sequence="40"/>

Check to make sure only one item is selected & Enable ribbon only on single select

CommandUIHandler Command="SingleSelectButtonCommandAction="javascript:alert('There is only one thing selected!');EnabledScript="javascript:function singleEnable()
var items = SP.ListOperation.Selection.getSelectedItems();
var ci = CountDictionary(items);
return (ci == 1);
" />

Update selected list item with Update Status ( Any Column with some value)

New Project à Add new item (user control) and update with this code.
UserControl (MarkStatusProduction.ascx) and move it to Control templates folder (not in subfolder name of project), no need .ascx.cs file update, as we write the update code here.

<%@ Assembly Name="$SharePoint.Project.AssemblyFullName$" %>
<%@ Assembly Name="Microsoft.Web.CommandUI, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Register Tagprefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Register Tagprefix="Utilities" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Register Tagprefix="asp" Namespace="System.Web.UI" Assembly="System.Web.Extensions, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint" %>
<%@ Register Tagprefix="WebPartPages" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="MarkStatusProduction.ascx.cs" Inherits="SPUserControl.ControlTemplates.SPUserControl.MarkStatusProduction" %>

<SharePoint:ScriptLink ID="ScriptLink1" Name="SP.js" runat="server" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false" />
<SharePoint:FormDigest ID="FormDigest1" runat="server" />

<script language="ecmascript" type="text/ecmascript">
    var ticketsList;
    var web;
    var context;
    var ticketId;
    var ticketItem;
    var ticketStatusField = "Status";
    var ticketDoneStatus = "Done";
    var ticketResolvedStatus = "Production";

    function MarkStatusProduction(itemId) {
        ticketId = itemId;

        context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
        web = context.get_web();
        ticketsList = web.get_lists().getByTitle("TME");  //TME is the name of list
        ticketItem = ticketsList.getItemById(ticketId);

        // This will make sure the contents of the list and list item are actually loaded

    function OnTicketsListsLoaded() {
        var currentStatus = ticketItem.get_item(ticketStatusField);

        // There's no need to continue this method when the status is already set to Production or Live.
        if (currentStatus == ticketResolvedStatus || currentStatus == ticketDoneStatus) {

        // Set the ticket status field to the Production
        ticketItem.set_item(ticketStatusField, ticketResolvedStatus);

        // Submit the query to the server
        context.executeQueryAsync(OnTicketUpdated, OnError);

    function OnTicketUpdated(args) {
        // Nothing really needed here other than refreshing the page to see that the change has been made
        window.location.href = window.location.href;

    function OnError(sender, args) {


Deactivating feature: ( For any changes to Ribbon button like image, functionality, delete it features folder, do iisreset and deploy code again for these may be with new feature id)

To update the code, deactivate features for usercontrol (MarkStatusProduction) and SPRibbonButton added to Ribbon. ID’s for features are found in Templates\features. Update ID’s in the command below in command prompt.
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN>stsadm.exe -o deactivatefeature -id  "eb6fe60b-fda7-4e40-bc18-ba88f1e9a954" -url http://yourserver/ -force