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On the Sharepoint project I am currently working on I use Nintex Workflow for approval workflows.  There is this one list with lots of columns, some of which are irrelevant for certain approvers. So I needed to find a way to hide certain fields from the approver in the approval form (= task form). I googled this a bit, and the solution is actually pretty simple. All you need to do is create a view on the list, called “Workflow Task View”, select the columns you want to be visible and you’re done!

Create a view, hiding the columns you don't want on the approval form

The field is not displayed to the approval form

Yes, it’s that simple 🙂

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Sharepoint tips and tricks

Blog is moving! You should check this post out on kevinpelgrims.com

Recently I added a webpart to a page in Sharepoint with some bad code in it. As a result I wasn’t able to load the page anymore. The only thing I had to do was remove the webpart, so I found this little trick. If you add ?Contents=1 to the end of the URL of the page containing the webpart it displays the Webpart Page Maintenance page. Here you can remove the bad webpart.

An example of a URL: http://moss/default.aspx?contents=1

After that I decided to collect some tricks and add them here,  so here is a small list of links to useful Sharepoint resources.

http://www.heathersolomon.com/blog/articles/sp07urls.aspx
Sharepoint 2007 URL Quick List, containing a list of commonly used Sharepoint URLs (like the one above).
http://sharepointjavascript.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/showing-or-hiding-list-fields-based-on-membership-in-a-sharepoint-group/
This one was very useful for hiding fields in a form based on the group a user was (not) in. Uses jQuery and some other JavaScript files. Very cool.
http://officetoolbox.codeplex.com/
Form settings is a nice feature to completely hide certain fields in forms, without writing code. Integrates with Sharepoint nicely.
http://geekswithblogs.net/naijacoder/archive/2007/09/23/115552.aspx
When you create webpartpages the navigation on the left side is gone. Using Sharepoint Designer this can easily be fixed.
http://www.sharepointology.com/development/customize-the-people-search-results-part-1/
Very good post on customizing the results of people search in MOSS.
http://sqlsrvintegrationsrv.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=17652
If you have to migrate data from SQL Server to Sharepoint lists or vice versa and you can use Integration Services, this will be very useful. It adds a Sharepoint list source and destination to the toolbox of Business Intelligence Development Studio.
http://sharepointmagazine.net/technical/administration/everything-you-need-to-know-about-bdc-part-1-of-8
Everything you need to know about Business Data Catalog. Great starting guide.
http://blah.winsmarts.com/2007-12-SharePoint_and_SQL_Server_Reporting_Services.aspx
Very good starting guide on using Reporting Services in Sharepoint.

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