20 Aug, 2009
Use case: PhoneBook Search – no code required
Posted by: Toni Frankola In: SharePoint
In last few years I worked with many clients in different industries. Every company I worked with had one application in common: a centralized phonebook. These apps are usually written by some IT rookie that had a desire to show how good his at “3 letter acronym” technology (ASP, PHP…)
Phonebooks are being used when an employee needs to call a coworker on office number or when a receptions wants to inform you that someone is waiting for you in the lobby. In large organizations you must have such an application.
Windows SharePoint Services already has Contacts list feature built-in, it only misses one thing: some form of quick search of contacts. So I made search-as-you type functionality for WSS Contacts list.
It is similar to Search as you type by Jan by it does not require MOSS and it searches only one list. So if your search is not working or not indexing your contacts this web part will still work.
- Upload this web part or paste this script to Content Editor Web Part
- Modify the following two lines with your SharePoint URLs and Contacts list name
var sharePointSite = “http://<sharepoint_site_url_with_contacts_list>”; //e.g. “http://intranet”
var contactsListName = “Contacts”; // enter your Contacts list name here
- (Optionally) Update Jquery location if you would like to use it from another location
Hope you will find a good use for this one…