Posts Tagged "SharePoint List"
How to prevent duplicate entries in SharePoint lists and libraries with “enforce unique values” feature
There are situations when you have a list or library and need to assure it only contains unique metadata values. With this post, I will explain a little-known functionality called “enforce unique values” and how you can use it to prevent duplicate entries in SharePoint lists and libraries. What is “enforce unique values” feature? Enforce unique values is a setting on a… keep reading >
When you build your navigation links in SharePoint, you often have to create links to other SharePoint sites, lists or document libraries. This post is about some quick but very important tips on how to properly link to those entities in SharePoint. Before we proceed, I recommend that you read this article, that explains what the SharePoint URL is all about. This will… keep reading >
Quite often, I am asked by my clients and blog followers, whether or not it makes sense to transition information from Excel to SharePoint custom lists. As with many things in life, the answer is “It depends.” Let me list the advantages of both, which hopefully will help you make the right decision. I assume you have an idea of what Excel… keep reading >
The Like button has become universal these days. We “Like” posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and use the feature to show our appreciation for something. Well, did you know that you can also rate and like items and documents in SharePoint as well? In case you did not, the feature has been out there for quite some time but is hidden,… keep reading >
A frequent request that I get from my clients is the ability to create and track some sort of checklist in SharePoint. Maybe you have a project checklist or something repeatable employees have to adhere to day in and day out. Maybe you desire consistency in operations. Whatever the reason is – the checklist is a great way to standardize and track… keep reading >
A while back I published a post where I explained how to export SharePoint lists from SharePoint to Excel. Today, I am going to cover the opposite of this – how to import Excel to SharePoint. Say, you have an Excel list/table and want to bring it to SharePoint (because SharePoint custom list kicks ass!). How do you achieve this? Well, let… keep reading >
We have lots of out of the box web parts at our disposal in SharePoint. We have Tasks for task management, issues for issues management, a calendar for events, and so on. But what if you want to create a custom list in SharePoint with your own custom columns and replicate, say an Excel spreadsheet? It is not that hard at all… keep reading >
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