This is the third edition of this post. It was originally an intro to web scraping with Python (in Python 2) using the Requests library. It was then updated to cover some extra topics and also update for Python 3. The scenario is to download the back catalogue of the […]
Scenario: you have a Nintex workflow and you want to create an item in a list, where one of its column is a lookup column to another list. Background: this took *too* long to figure out. I had an initial version of a workflow; it was actually a list workflow, […]
If you’re using ASP.NET Core built-in authentication to allow your users to sign up / login to your web application using alternative providers, Microsoft provides various out of the box, such as Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook. Chances are you have something like the following in your startup.cs This works […]
I still work on a lot of old technology. Today I was updating one of my client’s systems that consumes a (3rd party) web service – the service was moving from -gasp- anonymous auth to requiring a username and password. (Sent in plain text over non-SSL, mind, but… baby steps. […]
I recently posted some Powershell for bulk / batch emptying a SharePoint document library (http://www.matt-thornton.net/tech/sharepoint/bulk-delete-items-and-folders-from-sharepoint-document-library-using-powershell) which works nicely. (As long as you remember that the Batch Delete XML syntax is incredibly fiddly and sensitive! Case is important and backticks are required to escape stuff.) Anyway; it works great to empty […]
Continuing the theme of obscure SharePoint issues; this one on a new topic – Word Automation Services. A client has a new requirement to automate some documents and using Word templates and converting them to PDF all from a Nintex workflow would be… nifty. So away we go. In Word, […]
if you want to do customer service, absolutely do not do this.