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Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.

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I'm using Office 365, and I have some SharePoint Lists.
I want to obtain some reports form that list, my final report must be a PDF for each record on that list.
More or less like mail merge in Word.
I tried first to do it with  mail merge in Word but it not recognise SharePoint Lists.

I have Visual Studio if it helps.
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Recently my search function stopped working on my Share Point 2013 environment further how to fix this issue please find following error message.

The administration component for application Search Service Application failed with exception System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Cannot open database "Search_Service_Application_DB_3831518a2de44da4b704d12b184bac35" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'xxx\SharePortalAdmin'.
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningObject, UInt32 waitForMultipleObjectsTimeout, Boolean allowCreate, Boolean onlyOneCheckConnection, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal& connection)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningObject, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal& connection)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal oldConnection, DbConnectionInternal& connection)
   at System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionInternal.TryOpenConnectionInternal(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.TryOpenInner(TaskCompletionSource`1 retry)
   at …
I have a site small site template that is taking a long time to create sites with. The template is small with only 2 document libraries and 5 lists. All are empty. The site has basically nothing in it. When I try to create a site, it take about 7-8 minutes for it to finish. I'm not sure why it is taking so long. Any suggestions on why it would take this long. Thank you.
The error.I have created an on-boarding workflow for my company and the HR department. The workflow essentially sends out emails to select people based on the input for the on-boarding form. The workflow errors out after the first step when anyone in HR adds a list item to start the workflow. I have added SPEasyForms application to my list so that it hides phone numbers and addresses from other users who have access to the list.

When I add a list item, the workflow executes perfectly. It's only when another adds an item to the list that it errors. Any help with resolving this is much appreciated.
Our E-safety policy states that the school may monitor student (11-16yrs) files for various safe-guarding reasons and as the IT manager it falls to me to enforce this policy.  This year we began trials with Office 365 and of course students are storing work and other files in OneDrive.

Is there an easy way for me to monitor student files?

Ideally I'd like to search for file types (jpeg, mp4, etc) across all the student users in one go.

Thanks in advance,
Dear EE experts,

Please see the attached file for the error message that we received that caused us unable to backup our SharePoint site...

Thank you and hope to hear soon...

I'd like to have a custom column in a SharePoint list that's a look up column of all my sub sites. Is this possible?

Many thanks in advance,
I am unable to access Microsoft Office (Word; PowerPoint etc.) documents in SharePoint 2016.
I receive the error "No connectivity with the server.  The file 'https://xxx.domain.ie/sites/org' can't be opened because the server couldn't be contacted.
Adobe PDF documents are accessible .
Operating System - Microsoft Windows 7 -  Full patched to latest software revisions.
I am looking for a script (PowerShell or JS) that will create multiple Calendar overlays for a SharePoint online Calendar. I found some for SharePoint 2013, but it does not work for SharePoint online. When creating a SharePoint site template, Calendar Overlays are stripped. Unless anyone can think of another way of automatically creating them, Scripting seems the way to go.

Any help will be great. Thank you.
I'm aware in SharePoint permissions are list based, however I'm looking for some trick or way to segregate the permissions of lists items.

For example, we have volunteers and they are only to be assigned to specific list data (not all). I know this can't be done directly but I'm looking for a trick to do it.

Also, I know Views could be used to do this partially (i.e. using [Me] variable), however it is not secure way of doing it.

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Hi all,
I'm hoping someone can help us with an ongoing Internet Explorer security issue:  What are the correct security settings to stop the "Trusted site" warnings from continuously popping up (see attached screenshot).  We use Sharepoint 365 and these warnings appear when we logon in the morning, and then with each successive subsite/page we open.  In the past, we've taken the brute force approach and disable virtually all the security in IE.  This time, we're hoping someone can help us configure IE's security settings with a more informed approach.
Thank you!
Have an domain with a fileserver.
External users working on iPads need access, to upload pictures and edit excel docs.
Thouhgt of using DattoDrive (like dropbox), to seet up sync. works great on pc's and android phones, for booth needs.

But on iPads, they can upload pictures, but when opening excel docs, it only previews, and don't open in excel.

Tried using Onedrive for Business, which works for doc's but no upload of pictures..

It needs to be simple, take pic and click upload, choose forlder - save.
Open excel doc, edit and click save.

Any suggestion?

We have a customer that wanted to transfer their old SharePoint to O365.
The SharePoint was installed on their own server including Exchange also.

I migrated the old SharePoint using Sharegate. I used Sharegate for the operation. Everything went fine and worked well.

As the company is now 99% on O365 and the old server is shut down, there has been issues with logging into SharePoint.
If you login on portal.office.com with normal user, you see the tiles that takes you to the programs.
When you hold your mouse over SharePoint you can see that the url is wrong:
When you click the tile, the page take you to a empty SharePoint site:
The right url for the SharePoint is:
I have blacked out the "domain" for security reasons.

How can I fix the SharePoint tile in portal.office.com so that se site takes you to the right workspace.
Admin user enters the right site every time. Normal users not.
Dear EE experts,

We would like to ask for tech support on how to resolve the "File Not Found" error in our SharePoint 2013.
Here's the case, every time we access our SP site locally, it means if we access it using this site address: http://pm-server:2018/products/Gallery/Forms/Thumbnails.aspx
everything's fine, every pages are working properly and smoothly. But when we access this site using this address:    (that site address is for our external use), we encounter "File Not Found", "Sorry, something went wrong. File Not Found."

But if we access the site (for example, the Gallery) using the local address, of course it will show because it has no problem, then we go back to our external site, then access the Gallery again, or refresh the page, it will show no problem anymore... But how about to our clients who needs to access the external site, they can't fix it or they have no idea how to fix the problem that's why we must have the solution for this... and that's why we're asking for experts advise... :)

Thank you and hope to hear soon...
I have a local server with a shared directory that users use when they are in the office.  I would like to somehow sync that directory to Sharepoint online or one drive for business.  My users all have Office 365 accounts.  i would like them to have access to the files on the local server when they are out of the office.  what is the best way to accomplish this?

I am trying to use a Filter on a view that compares a Choice field value to a calculated value.  The Choice field value is a list of years:
2015, 016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, etc.  In the Filter section here is the selection criteria under Show items only when the following is true:
  --  Show the items when column:
  --  Year (indexed)
  --  is equal to
  --  text(year([Today]),"0000")

There is nothing else selected below this option on the Edit View page in SharePoint.

It should be returning all documents that have the value of 2017 in the Year (indexed) column, but the document library is blank.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Just procured a Office 365 subscription, during this time the business "ABC" has undergone a rebranding and now calling itself "XYZ"

Now I have a sharepoint site url that reads https://ABC-my.sharepoint.com 

I would like to change this to https://XYZ-my.sharepoint.com, i cant find this setting in admin portal to change the url, although i can change the sharepoint team site name.
I have a user trying to connect Power BI Mobile to an Excel and PBIX file in On Premise OneDrive (i.e. our internal SharePoint 2016 farm).

Any credentials he enters are rejected, trying every format with domain, forward slash, backslash etc.

My suspicion is that Azure AD is expected in the mix for authentication. Is that correct or are we missing something else?
We are seeing this graphic attached to the first character of a file name in SharePoint. What do you call this? Is anyone else seeing  it? Example: new file name
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Hi Experts,

I am trying to import a spreadsheet (more than 50,000 records) into sharepoint (2013) as an app and I am having an issue with index column. The spreadsheet contains employee id, date, etc... and if I import the entire spreadsheet the date column becomes indexed column. However, if I import about 10,000 only records then employee id becomes indexed column.

I tried the following but didn't work:
* Increasing the list view threshold to 100,000
* Modifyiing employee id column as text
* special copy&paste in spreadsheet and then import
* copy&paste by editing list
* Combining two list view (thru Content and Structure -- it copies only employee id column if I try to copy to 10,000 records list)

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Dear EE experts,

We are in high trouble right now, as we don't know what went wrong with our Product Site. We need tech support badly as our Product site (as per attached image, Product Image site) got changed to the look of our main Teamsite...
Please see the attached files, the look of our Teamsite and the look of our Product Image site, but what happened is when you access the site: http://pm-server:2018/products , the site is correct but the page data isn't. The data becomes the same as the main page (Teamsite page).
But when you check the Navigation settings on the Product page, the links are there (please see the attached screenshot Product Navigation)
Or when you access the site http://pm-server:2018/products/brand the correct site for the Brand page will show (please see the attached screenshot Brand), only the page for http://pm-server:2018/products/   is currently having a problem...

Kindly help us and advise on how to fix this problem...

Thank you!
We recently migrated our SharePoint application from Sharepoint Foundation 2013 to SharePoint Enterprise 2013... there is just one big problem... all of the workflows are no longer associated with their respective lists.

For example in SharePoint designer for each workflow the "Associated List" is now blank.

I'm looking for a way to reassociate the Workflows with their respective Lists but I'm not sure how?

Thank you.
Or that's what I think the issue is. When using Excel I see this message. The file is stored on my OneDrive account.

Error message from Excel
When I try and log into 365 to satiate the nag screen with my Office 365 accouint, from which this version of Office Premium was downloaded and installed,  I get this message.

Error message when you legitimately log into 365...
I can access the OneDrive account perfectly otherwise.

What's the solution?

I have bought an Office 365 business (basic) package and have also attached my personal domain (hosted at godaddy.com) to it.
Can you tell me now howto:

*migrate all my mails (migration tool does not work, throws error)
*migrate contacts
*migrate calendar
*keep my outlook in sync with gmail (since users will keep using my gmail address)?
*share calendar with another person who uses a simple outlook.com address (she should be able to add/remove etc)
*create a site (Sharepoint) which I can run my (bought godaddy) domain on? of course only a public part should be able to see by public

Please advise.


I found this here already (which works fine for "standard" properties).


But who can I add SharePoint Server Properties like i.e. a Customer column of the document library or the version number to power point?

Microsoft SharePoint





Microsoft Sharepoint is a software platform and family of software products used for collaboration and web publishing combined. These capabilities include developing web sites, portals, intranets, content management systems, search engines, wikis, blogs, and other tools for business intelligence and collaboration. SharePoint has a Microsoft Office-like interface, and it is closely integrated with the Office suite.