Archive for February, 2011
Default Column Values
SharePoint 2010 has some great document management enhancements. One of these is the ability to set location based metadata defaults. This allows you to specify default metadata for documents based on the document library or folder they are uploaded to (i.e. a document could be automatically tagged with Subject=Legal when uploaded to one folder or Subject=Finance if uploaded to another). This is especially useful in situations where users are bulk adding documents that need to have the same metadata applied.
I was showing a developer this feature recently when I noticed that on one particular library the column default settings were not applied. The settings were available and I could set the properties correctly using the default column values page but when we tried… Continue reading SharePoint 2010 column default values missing »
When you use the Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint List Definition template the view that is rendered in file dialog boxes when opening and saving Office documents is blank. This causes a loss of functionality if you are creating custom document library definitions as you cannot navigate folders or use metadata sorting in the dialog window. Thankfully there is a relatively easy fix as described in the article.