Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Hide the Title Column in SharePoint Custom Lists

When you create a custom list in SharePoint, it has a column named Title. If you don’t need this column, you can’t delete the Title column or change its data type, but you can rename or hide it.
If you don’t need any filed with this type in your list, renaming this column is not a solution. So you can edit the Content Type and hide the Title column.

To hide the Title column:
1.     In your list, open the List Settings.
2.     In the Content Types section of the List Settings page, click the Item content type.

Note: If you cannot see the Content Types section, you need to enable management of content types as below
Click on Advanced Settings > Select Yes for Allow Management of Content Types? 

3.     click the Item content type > Click the Title column
4.     Under the Column Settings, select the Hidden (Will Not Appear in Forms)

From now on, the Title column will not appear on the Add item, Edit item and Item Details forms.

Hope it helps,


Monday, 20 April 2015

SharePoint 2013 - InfoPath forms are not opening after installing Microsoft SahrePoint Update KB2881078

After installing the Security Update for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 ( KB2881078 ), we realized that the InfoPath forms stopped working.

The below error page appeared when we tried to open the  InfoPath forms.
I checked the SharePoint logs and found the below error:

Exception Message: The type initializer for 'Microsoft.Office.InfoPath.Server.Util.UrlManager' threw an exception. Requested registry access is not allowed

So there should be an issue with the Application pool Account permission.

I run regedit  >  open    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Office Server\15.0    >  Assign read permission to the.App Pool account.



Now Reset IIS and then open the Page which has an InfoPath form. It is working !!!!!

If you don't know how to find the SharePoint App Pool Account, Open IIS and under the site, select the Web Application > Click on Basic Settings . >  see what the APP Pool is 


Hope it helps,