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I was facing one issue while creating a new site from site template in our customer environment. This site was created in our local environment and I saved it as a template.
Below is the screenshot for the error what customer are facing.
After investigating with this feature id, I found that, there is a hidden feature named “WACustomReports” at site collection label, that need to be deactivated before saving the site as template.
Error Message:The site template requires that the Feature be installed in the farm or site collection. Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.
Resolution is very simple:
Please activate this feature "Web Analytics Customize Reports functionality" on the root site where you are trying to create the site based on this template. Here is the exact name - WACustomReports
OR Here is the command to activate that feature (Any feature which is missing): Enable-SPFEATURE WACustomReports –URL http://sitecollectionURL
But here is the END USER reply that I received from the end user:
“In our environment, we don’t have any access. We are only sharing the templates with instructions. Client is having only Site Collection Admin rights, not central admin rights. That’s why I deactivated this HIDDEN feature from our dev environment. Took a backup and will share with customer today.”
So bottom line: No direct access to do these things which has suggested above.
So what’s the next action plan?
Here is the resolution for this-
- Save the wsp to your desktop
- Renamed it to the .CAB file
- Extract the contents
- You will see four folders underneath ( adminListInstances, adminModules, adminPropertyBags and adminWebTemplate)
- Go for adminWebTemplate
- Go inside the "admin" folder
- You will see "ONET.XML"
- Edit with notepad
- Control F and search for WACustomReports (please refer the following screenshot) to get more clarity
- remove the lines which are for the above feature
- Save the notepad.
- Repackage the files again and save as .WSP
How to repackage it? Here are the steps:
1.Rename WSP file to CAB and extract all the files
2.Modify the necessary files
3.Rebuild the correct directory structure for the solution
4.Copy the files into that directory structure (in the right place)
5.Create a DDF file indicating name and location of all files to be in WSP file
6.Run MakeCab using created DDF file to create cab, and then rename cab to WSP
Software application for Designing, distributing, submitting and fillingthe form which contains hierarchical tree view of folders and data fields. It is used to create and save the information on a web server when hosted on SharePoint.
Create a Blank Form : InfoPath Designer -> File -> New -> Blank Form.
E.g. SharePoint Site Request Form
Add 3 Sections in the Blank Form Field -> Get Sections option from the Control Tool Properties
Insert 3 Separate tables from the INSERT(Navigation Tool bar) option to the sections
Populate the required label name and assign the necessary control field to the labels from the Control Tool Properties.
Right Click on the Filed Properties-> Assign Unique name for Separate field.
For People/Group Picker field Properties -> Specify a SharePoint Site to query for People and Groups.
For the Date/Time Filed, Insert Formula as today() (on Insert Function option) -> It will display today’s date on the form.
For every Drop-Down List type Controls-> Specify the needed Choice value on the Property box.
Don’t forget to click on “Cannot be blank”option which means this field in the form should be filled up with the values.
E.g. 1:Location: Asia, Europe…
E.g. 2: Site Template: Blank, Team…..
Add Button Option in the Form for Submit the Request
Create New Rulefor the Submit Button -> Rule Type: Action -> Run these action: Add -> Submit data
Add New Data Connectionto submit the form: Click on Submit Data to document Library on SP Site
Specify the Document Library name and Filename for the Data.
Publish the Form to a Document Library
Click on File -> Publish -> SharePoint Server -> Publishing Wizard will open
Specify the Location of SharePoint Site
Click on “Enable this form to be filled out by using a browser”
Click on the Radio button for “Document Library” to publish the form as a template in a document library.
On this step, create a new document library or Update the form template in an existing document library based on the need.
Click on Next and in the final dialog box; verify the Form information and Publish.
By using Design Option in the InfoPath Designer, Design your Form as like this!!!!!
When we need to talk about external content type then BCS plays important role w.r.t. functionality. If BCS is not active in your farm then there will be numerous problems that you will come across so by means of this article we will build the base of external CT i.e. creation of BCS SA.
I know it’s very easy to create the service application but this article might be useful for a new bie who have just started learning SharePoint.
Here are the details:
Open the Central Administration
Manage service applications
New -> Business Data Connectivity Service
You will get the following page:
a)Name of the database server will be there by default,
b)Database name will be there with long GUID: Remove this GUID and use simple & short naming convention.
c)If you have a failover configure then you can specify the name of the server, otherwise keep it empty.
a)I would recommend you to create a new application pool option
b)Specify the name as per your requirements
d)Select the account from the dropdown / If you have created a new account for this functionality then register it first and then proceed further
e)Finally click OK
By this way, Business Data Connectivity Service application will be successfully created.