SharePoint Search doesn't work for a specific list or library

Submitted by Vladilen on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:50


If you are troubleshooting SharePoint search that does work in general, bot does'n work for a specific list or library
(i.e. Search box not working), 
and you already checked list settings -> advanced -> Search.. Allow items... 
and you already tried to reindex list and site, 
it's time to ensure that default item view form is in place and works ok.
Of not - just create a new display item form and make it default.


Microsoft SharePoint: studying, certification

Submitted by Vladilen on Sun, 09/17/2017 - 22:11

Here are some resources to study, learn, improve your skills on Microsoft SharePoint, SQL, Office 365, Azure:

Officially free:

Parse IIS logs for SharePoint with powershell

Submitted by Vladilen on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 01:50

I found pretty useless IIS Log Parser (with Studio) for SharePoint. 
The reasons are - blank spaces and "%20" symbols in Url in SharePoint IIS logs which confuses IIS Log Parser and  prevents you from search through logs using IIS Log Parser 

i.e., if your SharePoint users want to investigate their file "/sites/Very%20Important%20site/much%20more%20important%20unique%20file.docx" - you will stuck.

finally, I found plain Powershell commands the most useful to parse IIS logs, like this:

OneNote properties in SharePoint

Submitted by Vladilen on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 16:15

OneNote document is not a one file, but a number of files in a folder. You can save OneNote document in SharePoint and it would looks like a file, but internal implementation of OneNote in SharePoint is actually a folder content type.

And if you try to assign properties to OneNote document - you just can't.

I haven't seen any clear instructions from Microsoft on the subject. And here we have an “unsupported” workarounds. Actually, there are two: “Change Content Type” way and “Quick Edit View” way.