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  1. Enable support for lookup columns in other webs in the REST API

    When trying to retreive items from a list which uses a Site Column that is a looukp column to a list in a different web, we get the error:

    {error":{"code":"-1, Microsoft.SharePoint.SPException","message":{"lang":"en-US","value":"The field 'TrouserSize' is not supported in query. The lookup list is in another web."}}}

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    • Adding Apps from Catalog or Store using CSOM API

      As provisioning process, we would love to either add apps from app catalog or store directly using CSOM APIs. This should include the 'I Trust it' model as well. This will help in automating the entire site/sub-site provisioning and making sure apps are available after site is created.

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        Thanks for your feedback! We’re reviewing your suggestion. Initial thinking is to provide capability to publish SPFx solutions and add-ins from app catalog to sites. Having same level of automation for the store process is much more complicated challenge, due possible licensing models with the store add-ins.

      • Provide CSOM and REST API for recurring calendar events

        There is no obvious way to get details about a recurring calendar events through the CSOM or REST API.

        When querying a calendar list only one item is returned for the calendar recurrence item. Only one field identifies this is a recurring item. the fOccurrence field is a boolean field.

        When using the server side object model, properties are available to expand recurring calendar events to get the individual recurring items.

        The only way to do this for client applications is to go back to using list.asmx which is not great and I'm not sure how long this will be…

        183 votes
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        • Add CSOM support for connected WebParts

          At the moment it does not seem possible to create WebPart connections via the Client Side Object Model.

          74 votes
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          • Add managed metadata term store operations to REST API

            Currently term store operations are only available via JSOM. It would be nice to see this added to the REST API as well.

            449 votes
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              Thank you for your feedback! Just letting you know that we absolutely have this in our backlog, but unfortunately this currently is not included in our short term engineering tasks. We absolutely understand the request and seeing vote counts around this, will help to further prioritize this work for next sprints.

            • Add ability to download old version of a file via API/CSOM

              One should be able to download an older version of a file using something like:
              FileInformation info = File.OpenBinaryDirect(context, "/" + _fileVersion.Url);

              But instead that throws a 401 error.

              See MSDN thread here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7746d857-d351-49cc-b2f0-496663239e02/how-to-download-a-file-version-from-office-365-using-csom?forum=sharepointdevelopment

              223 votes
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              • Warn when using preview SharePoint Framework features

                The latest version of the SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator contains a mix of features that are GA and preview features (for example connecting to MS Graph, web part connections, extensions). Whether the generated solution can be run in production depends on the features used to build the web part. With that, when bundling the project, the toolchain should warn of any experimental features being used in the project which would prevent the solution from being deployed to production tenants. This would help developers avoid deploying solutions depending on experimental features to production tenants, only to see the deployment fail.

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                  5 comments  ·  SharePoint Framework  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide items version history with CSOM

                  Provide the Version History feature on list items with CSOM, i.e. provide which metadata has changed with the previous value.
                  Currently, the only way to retrieve versions is through the FileVersionCollection/FileVersion objects which provides only the VersionLabel, CreatedBy, CreationDate and Version Url.

                  Ideally, we would need a ListItem object holding all the attributes and values for each version - or at least the attributes that have changed.

                  350 votes
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                  • Allow all list/library advanced settings be accessible via CSOM/REST

                    Some list/library settings are available via CSOM. Others are available via the list property bag (although that approach is not desirable). However, there are even other advanced settings that don't appear to be accessible (read or write) via CSOM/REST. In particular, the advanced settings for "open documents in the browser" (open in the client application, etc.) or allow "quick edit" (yes/now).

                    I'm looking at SharePoint 2013 when trying to do this, but I suspect the same problem occurs for SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2016.

                    32 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Add support for recurring events in the REST API

                        The only way to expand SharePoint events from a calendar is using CAML. There should be a way to retrieve the recurring events fully expanded using REST.

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                        • Programmatic way to configure search with CSOM

                          There's currently no better way to configure search indexed and managed properties than export/import configuration. It's a huge pain when building search related apps and a black box, we need something better

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                          • Line up list item pagination with REST API using $top and $skip

                            Actually, the only way to paginate list items using the new REST APIs is to use __next property. There's no way to have a full working pagination using $top and $skip token as for any other REST call.
                            See my comment here:
                            http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d4b5c277-ed50-420c-8a9b-860342284b72.aspx

                            98 votes
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                            • Provide flag to enable\disable event firing from Remote Event Receivers

                              Provide option to enable\disable event firing from Remote Event Receivers in SharePoint Online (CSOM/API) similar to SSOM - EventFiringEnabled

                              112 votes
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                              • Allow publishing of content type hub content types via CSOM

                                You cannot currently use CSOM to publish content types in a content type hub in O365. Right now you must imitate the page post back to do it.

                                132 votes
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                                • Provide the ability to write to Managed Metadata via app-only policy

                                  App-only policy in the SharePoint App Model is very restricted regarding Taxonomy operations. Even if an app is granted full control over the tenant, it lacks the permission to do anything but read operations on Taxonomy. Please provide the ability to create Groups, Term Sets and terms using app-only policy.

                                  155 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  SharePoint Add-ins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add managed metadata term store operations to REST API

                                    Currently term store operations are only available via JSOM. It would be nice to see this added to the REST API as well.

                                    62 votes
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                                    • Support .NET Core with CSOM

                                      Support .NET Core with CSOM

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                                      • Expose REST Endpoints in the SharePoint UI

                                        Here’s an idea I had a while ago based on a conversation I had with some of the other SharePoint MVPs: expose the REST endpoints and documentation right in the UI for those who have the appropriate permissions. It could be a little icon at the bottom of any page where there are relevant end points. All content is security trimmed anyway, so no one is going to see an endpoint they can’t use (though if they can fathom the docs they can know what endpoints there are available).

                                        Think about it:

                                        You’re on a List Settings page, and you…

                                        53 votes
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                                        • List.NavigateForFormsPages support in CSOM

                                          Currently it's not possible to set the List.NavigateForFormsPages property through CSOM as it is in the server API.

                                          225 votes
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