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Getting Users to Appreciate Lookup Columns in SharePoint – Part III

Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 3, 2014

Use case 3: Lookup list for reusable items (many-to-many) The last use case is the list of products which are stated on the invoice. Any invoice can contain more than one product. In this example, the products are software licenses. The name of the list is “Invoice Items” and looks…

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Getting Users to Appreciate Lookup Columns in SharePoint – Part II

Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - February 27, 2014

Use case 2: Lookup list with additional attributes The list I created for thsi use case is: “Clients”. You can see it bellow – it has a couple of attributes, it’s not as simple as “Payment Methods”. The purpose of this example is to show that some attributes of this…

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Getting Users to Appreciate Lookup Columns in SharePoint – Part I

Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - February 27, 2014

A software engineer or a technical person can easily understand the benefits of lookup columns (in SharePoint or any other system). However, not every SharePoint user is familiar with the concept of foreign keys and the advantages they provide. In this and next two posts, I will present a couple…

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Use Case: Export User Profiles to a SharePoint list – phonebook style

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - November 5, 2012

SharePoint User Profiles Service Application has a lot of nice and very useful features but it misses one small but important thing. Customers often want to display all their contacts (from User Profile Store) in a single list, phonebook style. Here is a simple solution how to achieve this with…

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Use cases for Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - September 14, 2012

At Acceleratio, we often receive various use case requests from customers using our product Documentation Toolkit for SharePoint, here are few of those use cases: Use case – Upgrading farms or resuming maintenance after rogue admin left Customer writes: I have taken over administration of a SharePoint farm at [enter…

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Use case: Managing Job Applications with SharePoint

SharePoint, SharePoint 2010 - Toni Frankola - June 10, 2012

I recently hired two employees for my company. The process is usually simple, an opening is posted on local jobs site and all the job applications are received via email. As we always require applicants to submit some additional forms and to complete a small writing or code development task…

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Use case: PhoneBook Search – no code required

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - August 20, 2009

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…)…

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Use case: Automated knowledge base in SharePoint

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - April 6, 2009

Scenario Let’s consider the following scenario: Your company is working with a partner. All support requests are being submitted via email. You have a a team of people submitting requests: Furthermore, sometimes you need to include additional people on your side. The communication channels might get even more complicated (the…

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Use case: Auditing documents on a regular basis

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - March 26, 2009

At Stump the Panel forum of End User SharePoint Maurice asked: I have a bunch of documents that need to be audited every six months. This their a way that a reminder can be set up to remind the owner of the document that its time to review the document?…

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Use case: Integrating lists from different sites

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - March 4, 2009

We had a SharePoint site that was organized as shown on the following picture. Each project had it’s own site but in each document library we wanted to connect a document with an asset stored in a central site and unique custom list. We could not use Lookup column because…

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