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Posted on June 16, 2020 | SharePoint
Though I am a huge advocate of metadata, one column type that I have never blogged about previously is the Lookup column in SharePoint. The reason for this is that it is a unique type of column you would only use in very rare scenarios, and it does come with limitations. But it can become handy in some instances, and I would… keep reading >
Posted on May 12, 2020 | SharePoint
One of the coolest features of a modern document library in SharePoint Online is the ability to filter the contents using metadata. Just click on a filters pane on the right-hand side, choose the columns, and the library is filtered. I call this Amazon.com® filtering, where you can filter for products using a very similar experience. In this post, I would like… keep reading >
Posted on April 28, 2020 | SharePoint
Those who follow my blogs closely might tell me, after reading the title of the post: “Greg, hold on a second, didn’t you tell us the opposite on July 21, 2016.” Yes, I did. But, that was four years ago, which in SharePoint Online/Office 365 terms is like an eternity, considering how fast things change in SharePoint these days. As the great… keep reading >
Posted on April 16, 2020 | SharePoint
Ever since we got metadata in SharePoint, we had requirements for cascading drop-downs in SharePoint. They make total sense and provide for smoother, streamlined user experience. With this post, I would like to explain the options you have in SharePoint to building those kinds of fields on a SharePoint list or library. What are cascading drop-downs in SharePoint? Let me first explain… keep reading >
Posted on March 25, 2020 | SharePoint
If you use Term Store to manage metadata (and I hope you do), it is inevitable that at some point, you will end up with large hierarchies of tags within your Term Store. Just like you will be adding new terms to the Term Store on an ongoing basis, you might also need to remove a few as well. In this article,… keep reading >
Posted on March 4, 2020 | SharePoint
Unlike most of my other posts, which are instructional, this one is philosophical. I am writing this post late at night while sipping a glass of red wine (because my doctor told me I should not eat just before I go to bed and I really need something to get my creative juices flowing). 🙂 Lately, I have been getting this question… keep reading >
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