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Display full name in Sharepoint Designer workflows

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 - Toni Frankola - April 4, 2013

Use case: You have been given a task to create an email notification from your workflow that contains full name of the user who created certain item, along with some other information that is irrelevant to this blog post. While creating workflows in SharePoint Designer you will quickly notice that…

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Configure Item Level Permissions for Document Libraries – Part 2 – SharePoint 2010 edition

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - March 22, 2010

Every once in a while your customer might ask you to customize permissions for a document library in such a way that authors can only change their own documents. There was no such feature for document libraries in SharePoint 2007, and the “problem” is still present in v2010. (Both versions…

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Configure Item Level Permissions for Document Libraries

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - July 7, 2009

A few weeks ago Duncun commented on one of my posts: “Still hunting for the holy grail of a solution that ONLY allows users to view or edit documents they have created themselves.” The problem As you probably know, there is an item-level permissions feature that can be a solution to this…

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CRM Accounts and Competitors

Misc - Toni Frankola - December 8, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 presents Accounts and Competitors as different entities. In most cases this setup might be sufficient, but sometimes an account can be a (potential) customer in one segment of your business, and a competitor in another. While working with my customer last week, this question popped up, and…

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Send an email to workflow initator

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - November 18, 2008

A reader Ajay asked: I have a requirement where I need to send automatic emails to the submitter of the out of the box approval workflow once its finished. I tried to create SharePoint workflow for sending email in the item changed event, but no hit. Would be grateful if…

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Workflow: An error has occured in Approval

SharePoint - Toni Frankola - October 8, 2007

I have created a custom approval workflow in a document library. On customize workflow screen I selected the following option: [x] Update the approval status (use this workflow to control content approval) During workflow testing I was surprised when SharePoint reported the following error: “An error has occured in Approval.“…

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Why users cannot edit documents during approval

Misc - Toni Frankola - July 1, 2007

A customer of mine was playing around with Approval workflow. A problem she encountered was that some of her collagues have been unable to edit document. The only option that was visible in Word 2007 was: „Edit this task“ (figure 1). Figure 1. – Editing a task from Word 2007…

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