August 2012
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SharePoint 2013 compatibility of Infowise products

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [0] | Category: Products | 8/30/2012

All our products are completely compatible with SharePoint 2013 and can be installed on premises as farm solutions.

We are currently in the process of building corresponding solutions for Office 365 that can be installed in the cloud. Go to the Office Store to see which apps are already available. 


CAML Query with Managed Metadata

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [3] | Category: Development | 8/25/2012


We recently needed to add suppot for Managed Metadata column in out List Search product. Managed metadata column is of type TaxonomyFieldType, which in turns derives from the Lookup column type. List Search in its Advanced mode provides an interactive search query builder. You can enter up to 5 conditions, selecting a column for the condition will filter the list of possible operators and also present a suitable value selector, e.g. a date picker for a date or a combo box for lookups/choice fields.

Originally developed for 2007, List Search had no specific support for managed metadata. In fact, it treated it as a lookup field (because of the inheritance), which basically broke it completely.

When we got the request to support managed metadata field type, we started checking the possibilities. First we investigated the option of treating it as a lookup field. But apparently that would have required us to retrieve the IDs using SharePoint Server 2010-specific object model, introducing a lot of complexity (as we still need to support 2007 as well).

But the solution was actually extremely simple. Just use the field as you would any lookup, basing your query on the display value, not the ID. SharePoint will support any types of queries you can on a text field, such as equals, contains or begins with. So you can even enter just a couple of characters and receive search results!

Something like this works great:

<FieldRef Name="ManagedMetadata"/>
<Value Type="TaxonomyFieldType">My Value</Value>

So thanks to Microsoft for making it so easy for us!


Calendar printing with Smart Print Pro

By: Vladi Gubler | Comments [1] | Category: Products | 8/20/2012


Great new if you need to print your lists as calendar or Gantt. With the new version of Infowise Smart Print Pro you can leverage the capabilities of Infowise Event Calendar Plus to print any list (calendar or not) in one of 7 different calendar views, including day, week, month, quarter, half-year, year and Gantt view. Print specific items or a complete list, include your own custom header and footer.

Calendar View

If you have Infowise Color Field installed, your items will be color-coded as well, and if you have Infowise Associated Tasks Field installed, you can add a breakdown into tasks and display a progress bar as part of the calendar.

And as always, you can print, save as PDF or email, all with a single click!

Try Smart Print Pro for 30 days with no obligations. Get it here.