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Adding the List Data to a Task Form in InfoPath 2010

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Viewing Initiation Lists Data as a Secondary Data connection on a Task Form using InfoPath 2010 in SharePoint 2010Building business processes in SharePoint usually requires assigning tasks at stages for users to approve, enter data, or move the process along somehow.Problem: Assigning a task to someone creates another object, separate from the original list or document library, which can confuse users.Solution: View external data, like the list that fired the workflow, inside the form that is created for a task.  This is accomplished in InfoPath 2010. Environment: SharePoint Server 2010InfoPath 2010SharePoint Designer 2010Ensure that Workflow Features are Enabled in your site Walkthrough: This is an example of how to accomplish this.  I am keeping this simple as you can adjust this later for your needs.

Use a list in SharePoint 2010.  If you need to create a custom list in a test area and populate it with some fields.  We are only going to be using Title and ID in this example, again si…

Disable Loopback Check

The Infamous Disable Loopback Check and SharePoint Windows Server 2003 and newer implemented a security fix to disable browsing sites from within a server that do not match its hostname or the loopback address.  This is detailed here by a great SharePoint man, Spencer Harbar: http://www.harbar.net/archive/2009/07/02/disableloopbackcheck-amp-sharepoint-what-every-admin-and-developer-should-know.aspx

At my current location I have setup multiple site collections on multiple web applications.  I also have multiple web applications using host headers and SSL-only with a wildcard certificate.  This would traditionally be a problem if I need to share data among them (and I do).  Thankfully we use Kerberos and I have Kerberized all of my web applications and we are using Classic authentication with integrated windows authentication.  So happily I go to SharePoint Designer to create a SOAP data source to connect to the web service on another web application or site collection, choose Windows …

SharePoint 2010 Search Tuning

My research and thoughts on tuning the SharePoint Server 2010 Search system Recently I used best practices guidance to rebuild the indexes with padding on my SharePoint 2010 SQL Server for all user databases.  This included the search databases: Search, Property, and Crawl.  I ran into a serious issue with search after I did this. Lesson 1: Some of the indexes on the Crawl Database require Ignore Duplicates to be ON. If you rebuild indexes uses the management studio or improperly set the attributes after rebuilding, the Ignore Duplicates will be set to OFF and your search indexer will run forever with errors that are stuck trying to insert duplicate key value pairs into certain indexes.
Learn to manage your content sources and monitor the impact, performance, and health of your search farm. Lesson 2: Split up separate web applications and file shares as individual content sources in the search application. Before you begin multiplexing and load balancing your search system with multipl…