Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to find ID of site column using the SharePoint UI

You can work out a number of things by looking at the various out-of-the-box URLs in SharePoint. For example, to work out the ID of a content type, go to the content type gallery, hover over a content type, and … Continue reading

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Can’t disable customErrors in SharePoint

There are 3 setting changes you need to make to the SharePoint web.config to show the real error messages and call stack – rather than the out-of-the-box message that is often very vague and unhelpful for troubleshooting. The other day … Continue reading

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SharePoint Evil #2: The URL ‘[url]’ is invalid. It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the current Web – The 2nd Scenario

A SharePoint Evil is an issue/error that is so ambiguous and misleading that Google will shows 50 hits, with 10 different suggested solutions, and none of them work for your particular case. (Eeerr.. so what’s described below may not work for … Continue reading

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