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, […]
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.
A while ago, I posted a basic tutorial on how to do some simple web scraping in Python using requests and beautifulsoup. It obviously got found in Google because the hits were good. There were however, a couple of comments highlighting issues with it – Brett and Sean saying issues […]
If you use email enabled document libraries or indeed any other method of storing email messages (commonly created in Exchange / Outlook) in Sharepoint document libraries then they are more than likely stored in .eml format (that first appeared in Outlook Express) as opposed to the more modern .msg format. […]
Update: 2019-05-13 – this has been edited to fix a little bug in the code transcript. There is also a follow-up article on working with Python3 here. Update: 2019-12-16 – looks like MagPi have amended their page so the code as below won’t work directly. I’ve left it there for […]