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  1. SPWebConfigModification target for single web application, mention zone also in ApplyWebConfigModifications

    SPWebApplication.Parent.ApplyWebConfigModifications()
    SPWebApplication.Farm.Services.GetValue<SPWebService>().ApplyWebConfigModifications()

    In both these ApplyWebConfigModifications, The web.config modification refreshes all web.config files, it also does not differentiate zones. The last modified date changes for every web application web.config file, even if we targeted for a single web application. This seems default behaviour. Refreshing web.config entries recycles app pool and brings down other web applications which are not intended also.

    Can we have options to specify zones or update to only specific web application. This is missing even in SharePoint 2016. Not available in SP2010 and SP2013 too.

    SPWebConfigModification would be useful, when we add new servers to our Farm,…

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    • SP Field Customizer Does not Load on View Change

      Expected or Desired Behavior
      SP Field Customizer loads on demand when switching to a view that contains the field and the view renders/displays.

      Observed Behavior
      If the initial view loaded contains the custom field then all views that have the custom field render correctly. However, if the initial view does not contain the custom field then when trying to switch to a view that contains the custom column the view does not load. The view id in the query string changes. Views without the custom column will load without a problem.

      The following console log is written when clicking the…

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        0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add CSOM Method to Release File Locks

        We need the ability to unlock files via CSOM (with an App Only token) via the SPFile.ReleaseLock method. The flow would be similar to what we can accomplish on-prem:

        $web = Get-SPWeb http://webUrl
        $list = $web.Lists['Documents']
        $item = $list.Items[0]
        $lockId = $item.File.LockId
        $item.File.ReleaseLock($lockId)

        This prevents needing to open support cases for long-lived lock files in scenarios where the end user is having connectivity issues causing long exclusive locks to be created, potentially locking the end user out of their own file.

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          0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need to be able to see all text in a column in a view in some way

          For all column types that don't currently wrap in views, e.g. single line of text, please either:
          1) add a tick box Wrap Yes/No for each column
          2) add a tick box Wrap Yes/No in the view for all columns
          3) add a tick box Wrap Yes/No in the library settings
          4) or show all text when hovering over a column item in a view

          Views are currently unmanageable unless you make sure in the content of a column any differences in text are right at the beginning of the text. Which really isn't how life works...

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          • Could you add a sample with angular routing in a webpart ? Because with every page that is loaded through routing , angular is not working

            Could you add a sample with angular routing in a webpart on GIt (https://github.com/SharePoint/sp-dev-fx-webparts) ? Because with every page that is loaded through routing , angular is not working in my case

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              0 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • noscript

              It is silly that and "NoScript" turns off the ability to use css. There is a big difference between making a page readable and writing a web application. Fearing unspecified security issues, large company administrators select "NoScript" to be safe, making sharepoint online the ugliest content management system in the market.

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                0 comments  ·  Site Scripts & Site Designs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Extend SPListItem[string fieldInternalName] to use Internal as well as Display Name

                Users have the ability to change the display name, which could then have the unintended consequence that they break code in a web part or elsewhere because the code is looking for the field based on its display name that has now changed.

                Users can;t change the internal name though. So it would make sense and be a more safe way to program web parts etc if we had a simple way to get the field value based on the internal name of the field.

                Eg a developer creates a field named FinYear, then after it is created they change…

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Managed metadata navigation term set sorting

                  When a term set has 'Use default sort order according to current language' set in its custom sort tab the setting gets automatically set to 'Use custom sort order' when a user creates a new page. This fits the definition of a software bug because it is an an unexpected result and unintended behaviour. In all other settings in the term store administration and in site settings they only need to be set once and they stay set. But this one you have to go and set it back to the 'default' one after creating each new web page in…

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                    2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Want to custamize the communication site search page .

                    Want to custamize the communication site search page . If not , atleast i should have the settings to redirect to search center site from the modern page (redirection works only in classic pages now)

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                    • develop different way to validate a new sharepoint webhook subscription for notifier URLS that cannot support responses

                      some packaged platforms like Slack have incoming webhook capability and will give you notifier URLs. But these urls cannot respond back to a validation message and the required webhook subscription in SharePoint can never be created.

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                      • SPFx Customizer needs List Permissions to view Data

                        Using SPFx App Customizer I'm using a _fetchFromSPList() call to populate a MegaMenu (MM) from a SharePoint list onto modern pages. Site Owner permissions can see the MM from any modern page, list, or library, so no problem there, but users with Member (contribute) permissions and Visitor (read-only) can not see the MM on modern pages, but can see the MM list in Site Contents.

                        I created a new permission level and assign it to a test user aiming for only Read access to the MM list. But specifically, the "Manage Lists" checkbox must be selected for this user to…

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                        • Column Formatting changes Date column display to ISO format

                          Column Formatting - fix date display when using @now in column. Add formatting to set the background-color of the currentField based on another column date value being @now + 86400000 (1 day) changes the display of all date columns to ISO8601 format (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ). I can set the column formatting on those columns to fix this, but if I group by a date field, those values don't attend to the column formatting.

                          Any way to avoid the date display changing to the ISO8601?

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                          • List column formatting - extend this to the Sharepoint web part

                            IN SHORT: Can List Column Formatting be extended to the Sharepoint List web part?

                            LONGER VERSION
                            Column Formatter was released in Q4 2017, and it has done excellent things for small businesses who thrive on good business processes. Personally we use it to show "lead urgency" for incoming work, which is really simple formatting, as well as more complex rules, e.g. our deadlines traffic light system takes about 7 fields (project status plus multiple deadline fields for different stages of the project) and presents a nice colour-coded "next deadline" that gives us a visual overview of all projects' stages.

                            BUT…

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                              0 comments  ·  Site Scripts & Site Designs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Correct CSS For UI Fabric Command Bar in a Modern site

                              When an element of the command bar is disabled on a modern page, it does not display because of additional CSS loaded (.SPPageChrome-app .ms-CommandBar .ms-CommandBarItem-icon). It works perfectly on the workbench however !

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                              • powershell cmdlet to re-grant add-in permission

                                We usually do content restore on a weekly for our BCP sites. Each we do content db restore, add-in seem to lose its granted permissions. we would like to be able to re-grant the add-in permissions via powershell.

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                                  0 comments  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In Place Records Management: Provide a property that would expose manual record declaration availability in CSOM / REST

                                  1) Hopefully the feature InPlaceRecords (da2e115b-07e4-49d9-bb2c-35e93bb9fca9) shows up in the list of web features when it is activated.

                                  2) Expose a property that would specify the setting selected by the user in the Library Record Declaration Settings.
                                  a. Manual Record Declaration Availability
                                  b. Automatic Declaration

                                  3) Or - It would be great to have another property called "CanDeclareAsRecord" on this class:

                                  public class Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.RecordsRepository.Records
                                  Currently, it only provides a check if item is already an existing record. However, there is no method that says if a currently undeclared item can be declared.

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                                  • OpenBinaryDirectUsingPath for CSOM File object

                                    The OpenBinaryDirect method of the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.File class takes a serverRelativeUrl string parameter. When file paths contain % or # characters, as are now allowed on SharePoint Online, these have to be replaced with their HTML escapes in order for OpenBinaryDirect to work.

                                    Please consider implementing:

                                    public static FileInformation OpenBinaryDirectUsingPath(
                                    ClientContext context,
                                    ResourcePath path
                                    )

                                    to solve this problem more cleanly using the Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ResourcePath class. This probably applies to SaveBinaryDirect as well, although I haven't tested the latter. Thanks.

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                                    • Enable better user profile property update options

                                      not having a bulk option to update custom multi-valued and taxonomy-based user profile attributes is greatly crippling out solution. In this regard, SPO is a let-down for our business needs.

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                                      • Fix search wildcard issue or provide more useful message

                                        We have found an issue with property queries using REST that also occurs when using the SharePoint UI via a browser. Using the following query results in an error in the browser and also when executing the query via the REST API:

                                        Title:"Jan de*"

                                        I seems that any property query on Title that contains more than one word and where the last word has a wildcard at the end results in this error:

                                        Search has encountered a problem that prevents results from being returned. If the issue persists, please contact your administrator.

                                        Correlation ID...

                                        The following variations all work fine:

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                                        • In Place Records Management: Provide the ability to declare/undeclare a item as a record using REST API

                                          Currently we don't have any API to declare a item in list/library as record or undeclare a item. We need an Rest API to use in SPFx or other development tools being developed.

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