Thursday, 23 July 2015

Why are my accounts always locking/not authenticating when connecting to an old site in Windows 7?

I recently changed my password and found that all of my old connections were failing. And I was not being prompted to enter new credentials.

Fortunately, the fix is pretty simple. Windows 7 has a Credential Manager (in the Control Panel) that stores all the saved information. I updated the relevant passwords and all was well with the world.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

SharePoint 2010: How do I set the value multi select lookup column?

A seed data script I was writing required a multi value selection lookup column to be pre populated. Setting a single value is simple - use <Id>;#<Text> - and all is well. But how do you set multiple values?

The solution is just as simple; use ;# as the delimiter between items. For example, you could set your column with the following:

<ID1>;#<Text1>;#<ID2>;#<Text2>

Semi-colon Hash (;#) is the delimiter of choice.