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Sharepoint Online Folder/Flat view

Posted on 2014-08-29
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Last Modified: 2015-03-19
Hello - As a site collection administrator I created several webparts that are set to use a view that does not include folders, in other words - in the defined view, under folders, Flat view (show items without folders) was chosen.

This appears to work exactly as planned for my account.  The problem is - all other users end up with no content being displayed at all in the web parts, even though they have at least read permission (or more) to the libraries in question and can browse directly to them.

The idea is for a summary page - a landing page for staff that shows them the last 5 documents added to the libraries for their department...  instead of having them browse to the libraries themselves all the time.
Question by:iain_stephen
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Expert Comment

by:Nuno Rogado
ID: 40296703

There're many reasons for not seeing any data:
 - permissions to the Library
 - permissions to the documents (items)
 - documents not approved and can only be seen by editors

For better help you need to specify the library settings and permissions.

Best Regards,
Nuno Rogado

Author Comment

ID: 40297004
OK - so the users can browse directly to the libraries - and can see everything - unless they choose the 'flat' view that was created - if they choose that - they see no content.

They have 'Read' access to the libraries in question - nothing is set on the documents themselves (as mentioned - they see them in the standard 'allitems' view...  the Flat view is built on the AllItems view - the only difference is to show files without folders - no other changes.

If they required approval - they wouldn't show up in any view, right?

Accepted Solution

Nuno Rogado earned 1000 total points
ID: 40310445

Is it possible to attach the View Definition (page settings)?


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