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  1. 2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Hide path in shared folders

    I have folders in a document library that I share with clients and it would be fantastic if they couldn’t see the full path breadcrumbs in the top left.

    14 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Document Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Function to display parent folder names in document libraries

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    ドキュメント ライブラリで親フォルダ名を表示する機能について
    Function to display parent folder names in document libraries


    ■Description(内容):
    ドキュメント ライブラリのビューの設定において "フォルダー" - "フォルダーまたはフラット形式: " - "フォルダーなしですべてのアイテムを表示する" を設定した場合、アイテムの一覧から親フォルダーの判別がつかない状況です。
    複数のフォルダーのアイテムを横断的に検索する運用を想定しておりますが、現状の機能では親フォルダー名を表示する機能がありません。
    フォルダーを表示させない環境でも親フォルダーの名前を取得し表示させる機能の実装を希望します。

    In the view settings for document libraries, if you set it to “Folder” – “Folder or Flat Format” – “Show all items without folders”, you cannot identify parent folders for the list of items.
    It can be assumed that items in multiple different folders can be searched for, but currently there is no way to display parent folder names.
    Please allow us to get parent folder names even in environments without folders.

    10 votes

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  4. Add ability for Site Owners to download a document's viewing information enabled by Manage Site Features - SharePoint Viewers

    Currently, the information presented when you enable "SharePoint Viewers" is display only. It would be a huge benefit for Site Owners to be able to download a CSV containing 1) Viewer's Name 2) Date/Time viewed - may be multiple times 3) Time viewed (optional) 4) If edited (optional)

    9 votes

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  5. Stop SharePoint Modifying Files on its Own

    SharePoint makes modifications on its own to certain Office, HTML, and other file types (even if the files are never opened). This makes it impossible to preserve document integrity or ever use checksums or file sizes to compare documents. This can also pose legal issues for users required to keep certain files. There is basically no documentation about this, though it appears to be because of property promotion/demotion. Please create a way to easily store files in SharePoint libraries without having SharePoint going through and making unilateral modifications.

    I understand there may be workarounds through PowerShell or using ZIP files,…

    5 votes

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  6. I would like a function to hide the input contents in the version history バージョン履歴の内で入力内容を非表示にする機能を希望します  

    Currently, all the contents of the column entered in the version history screen are automatically reflected, but in order to hide it to a specific user, the input contents are optionally set to be hidden. I would like to add a function that can be done.

    現在、バージョン履歴の画面内に入力した列の内容がすべて自動的に反映される動作となっているが、特定のユーザーには見せないようにするために、任意で入力内容を非表示に設定できる機能の追加を希望します。

    8 votes

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  7. Provide an option to set the default permissioning to Unique permissioning

    Even if you set the Document Library level permissions to Unique Permissioning(Stop inheritance), every time you create a new folder, it by "default" inherits the permissions of the parent folder.

    11 votes

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  8. Make it possible to dele document set default content on sites with NoScript enabled

    It's not possible to delete default content in document sets on sites with NoScript enabled. It's possible for users to add default content on sites when NoScript is enabled. This makes it impossible to change or remove default content from document sets unless NoScript is disabled on the site.
    This effectively renders the entire document set functionality useless as default content can't be used.
    This is a bug and should be fixed.

    7 votes

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  9. Show in browser when accessing files in document libraries by their absolute path

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    ドキュメント ライブラリ上のファイルの絶対パスにアクセスした際にブラウザーで表示したい
    Show in browser when accessing files in document libraries by their absolute path


    ■Description(内容):
    ドキュメント ライブラリにアップロードしたファイルをライブラリ上から開く場合、ブラウザー上でファイルが表示されるが、ファイルの絶対パス (例 : https://xxx.sharepoint.com/sites/xxx/Shared%20Documents/xxx.xlsx) にアクセスすると、ファイルがダウンロードされる動作となる。
    ファイルの絶対パスにアクセスした場合でもブラウザー上で表示する機能の実装を要望します。

    When you open a file uploaded to a document library from that library, that file is displayed, but if you use the absolute path (such as https://xxx.sharepoint.com/sites/xxx/Shared%20Documents/xxx.xlsx ), the file gets downloaded instead.
    Please make files accessed via absolute paths open in the browser too.

    7 votes

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  10. Library user's should not be able to delete others documents

    I would like to apply permission on a library in such a way that user can see others documents however user can only delete their own documents.

    7 votes

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  11. Viewing Custom SharePoint Column Data in File Explorer / Finder

    A huge hole in the mantra to 'flatten folders' is that the SharePoint column data is not available in the locally synced OneDrive files.
    This means that it is necessary to keep a file hierarchy if you sync and work locally. Flattening and working locally are king, so please fix!

    11 votes

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  12. Search suggestions inconsistent with search results

    The search box in SharePoint initiates a search suggestions query with a wildcard, showing more & different documents than the actual query results shown in the document library which have been queried without a wildcard.
    This confuses endusers because in some cases they will see less results than the suggestions showed.

    A microsoft ticket has been logged already, but we were told this was by design.

    Please fix to make this consistent, preferably also making the query results query with the wildcard.

    6 votes

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  13. Way to only create new versions when specific columns are changed

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    特定の列を変更した場合のみバージョンを作成する方法
    Way to only create new versions when specific columns are changed


    ■Description(内容):
    1つのドキュメントライブラリにおいて、複数の列が定義された状態で
    ある列Aのメタデータを変更した場合は、バージョン管理をする(バージョンをカウントアップ)が
    他の列Bのメタデータを変更した場合は、バージョン管理しない(バージョンそのまま)
    というような操作を希望します。
    現状ですと、どの列を変更した場合でも、バージョンがカウントアップされてしまいます。

    In a single document library, I want to be able to set it up so that with a number of defined columns, when a certain metadata item ‘A’ is changed, a version is created (the version number increases), but when metadata item ‘B’ is changed, no versions are created (the version number is unchanged).
    Currently regardless of which columns are changed the version number rises.

    5 votes

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  14. Change Content Type using Grid View

    When using Grid View within a document library, it would be very useful to have the ability to change the content type in bulk. Content Type could be added as a column in this view with a drop down to choose from the content types available for use in that document library. Once selected, the other metadata columns would automatically update to reflect those that are used in that content type. The user could then easily update the content type and metadata of documents in bulk.

    2 votes

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  15. "move to" function can not be enabled if a user's permission level with out "delete"

    if a permission level "delete" is not checked, the user with this permission level cannot use Move to function.

    I know "Move"means delete sth in one place and copy it to another place. But this cannot avoid user delete sth by mistake

    1 vote

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  16. Replace Files answering only once, not on each Files

    When i drag and drop some files to sharepoint with same name, sharepoint ask what i want to do with files that have same name.
    I need replace files. But sharepoint ask me for each file.
    Is it possible to upload files by answering this question only once and for this to apply to all documents?

    2 votes

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  17. Make sensitivity labels experience consistent on the web.

    The data in the sensitivity column in SP libraries is not up to date when the label is applied in AIP client or c2r office. Please make the labeling experience on the web consistent with apps

    1 vote

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  18. Assign document-id to folders

    Also assign a document-id and url to folders in a document library.
    So the link keeps working after moving a folder.

    4 votes

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  19. Feature to surface View information in SharePoint for documents and pages

    Give an option to export or surface Views/File Statistics information of all pages/documents in a document/pages library in an SPO site. Currently this information can be accessed per each file by going to File -> Details -> Views. We'd like either a report that we can generate or the ability to add these "Views" and "Viewers" as columns in a view.

    18 votes

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  20. Improve "pin to top" in libraries

    Improve "pin to top" by decreasing tile size and increasing pin limit. The current size of the tile for pinned files/folders is unnecessarily large, taking roughly half of the available page body height and 25% of the available page body width (excluding menu & navbar) on a typical laptop. I mean, these tiles are HUGE. Aesthetics and functionality would be improved by reducing the size of the tiles. In addition, the current limit of 3 pinned items is too small...we frequently need 4 or 5 to cover our most active items.

    1 vote

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