Solution: “The user who attempted to complete the task is not the user to whom the task is assigned”

Solution: “The user who attempted to complete the task is not the user to whom the task is assigned”

You might run into this issue when running task processes in SharePoint Designer. “Reason: The user who attempted to complete the task is not the user to whom the task is assigned.” Assuming the person should actually be able to complete the task, check the following: Make sure the user who was assigned the task […]

Extract date components using the TEXT() function in SharePoint calculated columns

Extract date components using the TEXT() function in SharePoint calculated columns

In your SharePoint form submissions and list items, sometimes you’d like date fields to be displayed a different way for workflows, notifications, views, grouping, additional metadata, etc. See video at bottom of post for an example use case and tutorial. Just create a calculated column (format as single line of text) in your SharePoint list or […]

5 ways you can use SharePoint list and library view settings to improve the user experience

5 ways you can use SharePoint list and library view settings to improve the user experience

SharePoint has many out-of-the-box (OOTB) ways to improve the way data is displayed in lists and libraries. Many of these can alleviate headache your users experience when adapting to a new way of working with their abundance of ever-growing information. Let’s check out a few things you can do right now, in less than five […]

10 reasons putting team/department documents in SharePoint is better than shared drives: Part 2

This post is a continuation of 10 reasons putting team/department documents in SharePoint is better than shared drives. See part one for information about: Version history Approvals/Administration Check-in/Check-out Co-editing Archiving & retention And below for information about: Sharing and security Remote access Metadata and views Workflows & alerts Sync & export

10 reasons putting team/department documents in SharePoint is better than shared drives: Part 1

You know that one file, right? The one named “Agenda.docx” in the folder called “November” in the “2008” folder in another folder called “DO NOT Delete” in the “Archive” folder of the “Retired Committees” folder? Me either. And chances are you don’t need it anymore. But managing team/department documents on traditional shared drives has challenges […]

How to add rows for dates between start and end dates in Power BI date range data

In Power BI there are several custom visuals available, such as Elastacloud’s Calendar Visual, that show the density of events over time. However, if your data includes date ranges (start date with a different end date, such as task/project lists), visuals like these will only understand one of the two dates (whichever you’ve chosen for the […]