Blog post filtering based on category not working


Hello, Recently, I faced an issue while working with SP Online blog site. This issue applies to other versions of SharePoint as well. If you are working on blogs on SharePoint platforms, you might have faced an issue when trying to filter blog posts based on category by hitting the category link shown on theContinue reading “Blog post filtering based on category not working”

Create a workflow with elevated permissions by using the SharePoint Workflow platform


Hello, There are various reasons that one requires elevated privileges to list/site workflow. Most common use case is, if workflow need to fetch data from some other list/library at site collection/sub site level. SharePoint App-Only is the older, but still very relevant, model of setting up app-principals. This model works for both SharePoint Online andContinue reading “Create a workflow with elevated permissions by using the SharePoint Workflow platform”

Enable empty SP search textbox does not update results


Hi Guys, This post is about enabling empty search queries. By default, when user press ‘Enter’ on an empty Search Box, nothing happens.  A very simple question might be asked that why would anyone search for empty string any way?  True, no one actually needs it desperately but while going in flow this case couldContinue reading “Enable empty SP search textbox does not update results”

Add welcome pop up for first time users of your site using AngularJs Material


Hi Guys, We really do only have one chance for putting a first impression for end users on our website. User’s will never land back to your website if there is nothing interesting found on web site. Same logic works for SharePoint sites too. When a visitor lands on your site for the first timeContinue reading “Add welcome pop up for first time users of your site using AngularJs Material”

Get user information SharePoint using REST Api


Hi, While working on a requirement, I encountered a scenario where I need to show welcome pop up to the first time users. First time user, SharePoint does not provide any api or any solution which gives information about users who logged on first time on your web site. I have documented the whole solutionContinue reading “Get user information SharePoint using REST Api”

Reassign a workflow task – Task update was not accepted. To edit a task associated with a workflow task process, you must be the person to whom the task is currently assigned.


Hi guys, Recently one of my client has faced this issue while reassigning a task of default Approval workflow. Here is the screen shot:        SharePoint by default only allows the assignee to re-assign the task. If you try to re-assign a task that is not assigned to you, you get the followingContinue reading “Reassign a workflow task – Task update was not accepted. To edit a task associated with a workflow task process, you must be the person to whom the task is currently assigned.”

SharePoint Online/2013 Replace no results default text ‘Nothing here matches your search’ from search results web part


  As we all aware, SharePoint search have great potential to provide very powerful search solution. Couple of new webparts are added in SharePoint 2013, like Content Search web part for which I should use rather a word “Smart” search web part. With a new rendering mechanism, content search webpart becomes more and more simpleContinue reading “SharePoint Online/2013 Replace no results default text ‘Nothing here matches your search’ from search results web part”

Not able to view result while building Search Query


Hello SharePointers ;), Here is another quick finding which I just thought should be shared to save someone precious time. If you are dealing with SharePoint 2013 search and Result sources, you must try to test the query template before saving it. If you are not able to see any results instead just a red errorContinue reading “Not able to view result while building Search Query”

SharePoint : Custom Task Email with Outlook ribbon control “Open this Task”


Hi Guys, It was really interesting to work with my latest client. They had an very interesting and innovated idea to automate their manual file approval process.  The requirement was to create a multistage state machine workflow where users have privilege to approve and reject documents with some comments. It was very interesting to work with endContinue reading “SharePoint : Custom Task Email with Outlook ribbon control “Open this Task””

SharePoint PowerShell: Upload multiple documents to sharepoint document library


Hi, I was creating a script to replicate document library structure similar to Prod just in order to test the ShareGate Migration. Let me take a brief description about my scenario: Description: There is a document library present on Prod, which contains bulk document (~3000). Now I need to update metadata for all those documents using ExcelContinue reading “SharePoint PowerShell: Upload multiple documents to sharepoint document library”