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Problem:

The list/library template you just created by saving List or library as a template is not showing up when you try to create a new list/library based on that template.

 

One thing to check first is to go to the List templates Gallery (Site settings-> List templates under web designer galleries).

If the template in question does NOT have product Version and Feature ID assigned. Then the problem might be that the ParserEnabled property is set to false on that site.

 

Resolution:

Using PowerShell , set the ParserEnabled property to true.

$web = Get-SPWeb <url of web>
$web.ParserEnabled = $true
$web.Update()

 

Reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2779729

 

Thanks to

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/112ac0b0-c6f0-40a7-8a03-19737c29d1e4/sharepoint-stp-template-is-missing-language-version-and-feature-id?forum=sharepointgeneralprevious

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When Creating an Office 365 SharePoint site, you might want to turn on custom Scripting.

Steps here: https://support.office.microsoft.com/en-us/article/Turn-scripting-capabilities-on-or-off-1f2c515f-5d7e-448a-9fd7-835da935584f?CorrelationId=365c212d-8b7e-45b9-b285-84416dd95952&ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

 

With Custom Scripts turned off you might experience some weird behavior like:

  • Content Types and Site Columns Galleries are not showing up in the Site Actions menu.
  • When Mapping a SharePoint Library to a local drive, you might get Access denied errors when trying to upload files.
  • CEWP and Script editor web part might be missing from the Web parts list when editing a page.

 

References:

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Here is a simple script to create the site structure for SharePoint Online based on a csv file.

The script is using the Client-side SharePoint PowerShell project from Codeplex (https://sharepointpowershell.codeplex.com/ ).

 

In order to create the site structure just fill the csv file of the following format

Url,Name,Template,Description,Language
Blog,Blog,BLOG#0,Blog,1033
Subsite1, SubSite1, STS#0, Name1, 1033
SubSite1/Subsite11, Name11, STS#0, Description, 1033
SubSite1/Subsite11/Subsite1111, Name3, STS#0, Description, 1033

 

And then use the following script

 

Import-Module "$PSScriptRoot\spps.psm1"
Import-Module "$PSScriptRoot\spps.subsites.psm1"
Import-Module "$PSScriptRoot\ConfigCredentials.ps1"

Initialize-SPPS -siteURL $O365SiteUrl -isOnline $true -onlineusername $username -onlinepassword $password

Import-Csv $PSScriptRoot\SiteStructure.csv  | ForEach-Object{

    $name = $_.Name
    $template = $_.Template
    $description = $_.Description
    $lang = $_.Language
   
    Write-Host "Processing " $name " "  $_.Url
    Open-Rootsite
   
    $relUrl = ""   
    foreach($subsite in $_.Url -split "/")
    {
        $relUrl += "/"+ $subsite
        try
        {
            Open-Subsite -relativeUrl $relUrl
            Write-Host "Site" [$relUrl] "Already exists"
        }
        catch
        {
            Write-Host "Trying to create" $subsite
            Add-Subsite -title $name -url $subsite -webTemplate $template -language $lang -description $description
        }
    }
    Write-Host " ———————– "
}

 

Note, the Script ConfigCredentials.ps1 is used to store the Site Url and the credentials as follows

$O365SiteUrl = “https://url_here
$username = username@domain.com
$password = "password"

 

Note: to make sure the script behaves as expected, make sure that the hierarchy in the csv file is in order. i.e.

Subsite1
Subsite1/Subsite2

in other words do no list the sub site before its parent site.

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For some reason if you set the Properties Hashtable of the File added as (“Title”, “TitleValue”), sharePoint just ignores it.

 

The Trick is to set the Title using (“vti_title”, “TitleValue”)

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when developing a custom SPD 2010 workflow activity using Visual Studio , sometimes you can get an error saying “"Cannot find property named PROPERTYNAME on activity type ACTIVITYNAME" when trying to assign a parameter to a workflow activity. This can especially occur if the parameter is newly added to the activity (I.e. your previous version of the activity did not have this parameter or  it had it with a different name.

a solution might be to close the SPD and clear the cache at:

Windows 7:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WebsiteCache
Delete all the files and folders in this folder

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SharePoint Designer
Delete all the files and folders in this folder

 

Reference: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/el-GR/sharepoint2010customization/thread/df776261-17d3-4771-88bb-572cf7b1df5d

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For some reason when creating a custom ribbon action with Visual studio it seems that no matter what you do, the ribbon button or action are never updated.

The Solution that worked for me is

1) retract the solution

2) delete the feature from the Visual studio project

3) Create a new feature in the visual studio project and add the custom ribbon action

4) deploy the new feature.

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I had a custom web part that is running code that required elevated privileges and was running within SPSecurity.runWithElevatedPrivileges  as below

 

SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate()

{

   SPSite siteColl = SPContext.Current.Site;

   ….

}

I kept throwing an access denied error.

after some investigation I found the solution at this useful blog.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sasohail/archive/2010/10/31/access-denied-within-spsecurity-runwithelevatedprivileges.aspx

 

the problem in short is, I was using a reference to the SPSite obtained from the SPContext. This reference to SPSite was created before the code entered the RunWithElevatedPrivileges block. Therefore, the reference to the SPSite was running under the current user privileges even though it was placed within the RunWithElevatedPrivileges block.

 

The solution is to obtain a new reference to the SPSite created within the RunWithElevatedPrivileges block as shown below.

SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate()
{
    using (SPSite siteColl = new SPSite(SPContext.Current.Site.ID))
    ….

}

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