While designing a database using MSSQL, I inadvertantly left some fields using the default NChar data type.
The downside to using this data type, is that you specify the max number of characters for that field and when you put text into it, it pads ... read more
Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:59:00 PM
I recently found some SharePoint log entries that pointed to a feature but only gave me an ID (guid). Hunting around, I found the easiest way to figure out what feature it was, was to open SQL Management Studio. Find the SharePoint database, in my ... read more
Monday, April 9, 2012 11:30:00 PM
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Sunday, March 25, 2012 7:11:00 PM
For a mini-project I'm working on, I had a need to convert a number to it's binary format.
From those that don't know what that means, it's converting a numerical value into it's 1's and 0's version.
1 = 1
2 = 10
3 = 11
100 = 1100100
Feel ... read more
Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:13:00 PM
Had a moment of insanity and completely forget that Nintex Workflow had a fn-Power inline function.
That, together with choosing not to write some code to make an inline function or a custom action, I decided to make a UDA that would perform a Math ... read more
Saturday, March 17, 2012 10:52:00 PM
If anyone has tried to log a big message to the Workflow History, you'll find that the some of it is truncated. This is because the message is stored in a Single Line of Text field in SharePoint. This field type has a limit to how much it can... read more
Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:39:00 PM
This scenario has come across my table a few times.
I want to know all the workflows that are currently in progress in my Site Collection. I may need to terminate them. Or I may need to terminate and restart them.
If you have Nintex Workflow... read more
Friday, March 2, 2012 10:03:00 PM
The out of the box variable types in Nintex Workflow are great, and they are perfect in almost all situations. But there are times I've had a need for something more. This is an example of a situatoin where I felt I needed something like a... read more
Friday, March 2, 2012 7:24:00 PM
When using the Assign a Flexi Task action, one of the "behavior" options is "All must agree on a specific outcome".
A good scenario here, is if you have a Project Proposal, and everyone who is assigned the task must approve the proposal. If... read more
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 8:39:00 AM
I had a proof of concept recently that required me to look into starting workflows from SQL Server. It's an interesting idea which I'd never played around with before. I've done development inside SQL, and have created plenty of Stored Procedures,... read more
Monday, February 6, 2012 8:13:00 PM