Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JSOM List Operations in SharePoint Apps in a proper way (Provider Hosted and SharePoint Hosted) – Search

In my previous post (JSOM List Operations in SharePoint Apps in a proper way (Provider Hosted and SharePoint Hosted)–CRUD) I have explained how to work with basic list operations. 

Here I’m explaining the CAML and search options that we can perform.

(function (spa, $, undefined) {
window._sa = spa;
_sa.ctx = null;
_sa.web = null;

// this should be initialised

_sa.configs = {
SPHostUrl: "",
SPAppWebtUrl: "",
isCrossDomain: false
};

// init();

utils.log(_sa.configs.SPHostUrl);
utils.log(_sa.configs.SPWebtUrl);


function init() {

if (!_sa.configs.SPAppWebtUrl) {
alert("Please initialize _sa.configs");
}

if (_sa.configs.isCrossDomain) {

_sa.ctx = new SP.ClientContext(_sa.configs.SPAppWebtUrl);
var factory = new SP.ProxyWebRequestExecutorFactory(_sa.configs.SPAppWebtUrl);
_sa.ctx.set_webRequestExecutorFactory(factory);

} else {

_sa.ctx = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();
}

_sa.web = _sa.ctx.get_web();

}

// execute context or load and execute
_sa.executeCtxAsync = function (object) {
var def = $.Deferred();

if (object) { _sa.ctx.load(object); };

_sa.ctx.executeQueryAsync(function () {

if (object) { def.resolve(object); }
else { def.resolve(); };
},
function (a, b) {
def.reject(b);
});
return def.promise();
};

_sa.Operations = function () {
init();
};

_sa.Operations.prototype = {

getListItemByIdAsync: function (listName, id) {

var def = $.Deferred();
var olist = _sa.web.get_lists().getByTitle(listName);
var oitem = olist.getItemById(id);

_sa.ctx.load(oitem);
_sa.ctx.executeQueryAsync(function () {
def.resolve(oitem);
},
function (a, b) {
def.reject(b);
});
return def.promise();
},

// Get by Caml (Name, Query, 'Include(Title,Type,ID,Modified)' )
getListItemsByCAMLAsync: function (listName, query, fieldsFilter) {
var def = $.Deferred();
var ol = _sa.web.get_lists().getByTitle(listName);
var qry = new SP.CamlQuery();
qry.set_viewXml(query);
var items = ol.getItems(qry);

_sa.ctx.load(items, fieldsFilter);
_sa.ctx.executeQueryAsync(function () {
def.resolve(items);
},
function (a, b) {
def.reject(b);
});
return def.promise();
}

var def = $.Deferred();
var olist = _sa.web.get_lists().getByTitle(listName);

$.each(ids, function (i, ele) {
olist.getItemById(ele).deleteObject();
});


_sa.ctx.executeQueryAsync(function () {
def.resolve();
},
function (a, b) {
def.reject(b);
});
return def.promise();
}
};
}(window.spa = window.spa || {}, jQuery));



First you need to initialize the context for work with apps (refer first part of the article).


getListItemByIdAsync


This method helps to get a single item by providing Item Id.


var op = new spa.Operations();
var itmId = 4 ; // List Item Id
op.getListItemByIdAsync("ListName", itmId).done(function (itm) {
// access Item columns
var v = itm.get_item('ColumnName'); // Provide the column Name here
alert(v);
}).fail(function () { alert("Error"); });


getListItemsByCAMLAsync


This method will helps to retrieve multiple items in a List.


var operations = new spa.Operations();

var qr = '<View><Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name="ID"/></OrderBy><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name="Author"/><Value Type="Integer"><UserID Type="Integer"/></Value></Eq></Where></Query></View>';
var include = 'Include(Title,Type,ID,Modified)' ; // this will only load these columns to the object
operations.getListItemByCAMLAsync("ListName", qr, 'Include(Title,ID)').done(function (items) {
var listEnumerator = items.getEnumerator();
var i = 0;
while (listEnumerator.moveNext()) {

var current = listEnumerator.get_current();
alert (current.get_item("ID"));
alert (current.get_item("Title"));

}
}).fail(function () { alert("Error") });


When your are developing you need to give close attention to CAML query and include section. it will have high probability to get wrong syntax.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Tool for multi Lingual SharePoint Administration

I recently engaged with a Multi lingual SharePoint site. but for me other than the English , it was very hard to understand the SharePoint Site Settings menus and other admin links.

Then I tried Google Translation Plugin in Chrome which helped me lot.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb?hl=en

image 

Earlier

image

Translate the page using plugin

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After Page Translation

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Monday, March 2, 2015

FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie() not working

 

Quick Tip:

I have configured the membership provider to work with ASP.NET application which is going to deploy in to the SharePoint.

But when I used FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie() to set the Authentication Token it doesn’t work for me.

I have tried disabling anonymous authentication but still didn’t work.

Then I changed the FormsAuthentication.SetAuthCookie() method to following set of lines and ultimately worked.

FormsAuthenticationTicket ticket = new FormsAuthenticationTicket(txtUserName.Value, false, 60);
string encTicket = FormsAuthentication.Encrypt(ticket);
Response.Cookies.Add(new HttpCookie(FormsAuthentication.FormsCookieName, encTicket));