SharePoint Gen

The official blog of Chandrasekar, Microsoft SharePoint PFE
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    Understanding MCMS File Cache

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    How MCMS file upload works: When a file is uploaded, MCMS adds and saves them to the database. Once in the DB, it gets cached on the file system when there is a request for it. What happens when we rename / delete the file in file cache : ...
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    BDC Web Part - Column filtering

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    When a BDC web part is mapped with an instance of BDC Application Definition file ( that uses SQL database ), sometimes the column filtering doesn't work. On filtering of the column, it doesn't return any data. The reason being the issue integration...
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    Let’s discuss about some BDC Web parts !

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    Business Data Actions Web Part : ========================== Business Data Actions Web part is used to display all “Actions” from the business data catalog application definition file. It displays all actions of an individual item which we are...
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    Using User control (Web service call ) in SharePoint Web part

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    Everyone knows how easy it is to use an user control( web service call) in normal ASP.NET application and map it with ObjectDataSource control. But in SharePoint, when ObjectDataSource control is used, it will throw the error "The type specified in the...
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    SPS 2003 to MOSS Migration – Applying the same CSS

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    Many think that just to get same look and feel for any migrated site, we can directly modify Out of the box style sheet pages to get it done. But, it’s not recommended to modify any Out of the box files in SharePoint. We need to use custom css file to...
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    How BIG is your SharePoint

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    Size of Site collection: string siteCollectionURL = “http: //localhost:80/sites/TestSite”; SPSiteAdministration oSPSiteAdministration = new SPSiteAdministration(siteCollectionURL); float scDiskUsage = oSPSiteAdministration.DiskUsed; ...
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    BDC Error Messages

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    · BDC Tool Design Surface Error Message : “Could not process Table ‘xyz’. Make sure you have SELECT rights on the Table/VIEW.” Possible Cause : The schema of the database table is Not dbo Resolution : Change the schema of the table to dbo ...
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    Workflow problem in sending Email attachments of large file size

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    When a large file size ( typically > 1 MB ) is sent as an Email attachment through Workflow, we might see timed out exception.   The exact error message is “System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: The operation has timed out.  at System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient...
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    CAS in SharePoint

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    Here i'm going to explain about using Code Access Security (CAS) policy configuration for locking down a webpart that make a "this.Page.LoadControl()" call to load a user control. Ø First create a custom web part, in the CreateChildControls() method...
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