This blog post is a retread, but it is specifically about installing SPEasyForms v2015.01.07 or later, where I’ve included the installation page/script in the package and made it easier to use.
This video covers how to configure the behavior of fields in SharePoint forms using SPEasyForms, for instance you can configure autocomplete or cascading lookups. Continue reading “Configuring Field Adapters with SPEasyForms”
Note: It is important to recognize that field visibility is not a security mechanism. No front-end only solution can be appropriately applied to hard security requirements. It can be useful in applying business rules.
This video will show you how to use SPEasyForms to make fields read-only or hidden in SharePoint forms based on various conditions. Continue reading “Conditional Visibility in SPEasyForms Video”
This video shows how to use SPEasyForms to rearrange the layout of OOTB SharePoint forms. Continue reading “Configuring the Layout of SharePoint Forms with SPEasyForms Video”
This video provides a brief introduction to what SPEasyForms is all about, where to get it, how to install it and some installation gotchas. Continue reading “SPEasyForms Introduction and Installation Video”
This is the end-user documentation for the new Wizard container built in to the AddOns v2014.01.15 package for SPEasyForms. I’ll follow up quickly with another post explaining the implementation details for developers.
The Wizard container is kind of a special case. Unlike Tabs or Accordion, I really only see the wizard container as useful if most, or ideally all, of the fields are on it. It allows you to paginate a form so users can step through it. Continue reading “SPEasyForms: Wizard Container User Guide”
This post will serve as the documentation for the new Lookup Detail Adapter for SPEasyForms. This adapter is available in AddOns v2014.01.14, and provides the following functionality:
- You can tie a field to another lookup field in the list and another column in the lookup list.
- When the lookup field’s value changes, the corresponding data from the other column in the lookup list is copied into the field with the adapter.
- Currently, this adapter can be applied to fields of type SPFieldText, SPFieldNote, SPFieldMultiLine, SPFieldChoice, SPFieldMultiChoice, SPFieldDateTime, SPFieldBoolean, SPFieldURL, SPFieldUser, SPFieldUserMulti, SPFieldNumber and SPFieldCurrency.
Note that since the data from the lookup list is duplicated in the current list, this adapter is only appropriate for situations where what you want is a snapshot of what the data was at the time when the form is filled out. The data is not updated when the data in the lookup list changes; it is only updated when the selected value of the lookup field in the list item changes.
Continue reading “SPEasyForms: Lookup Detail Adapter User Guide”
If you were at SharePoint Saturday VA Beach and you saw the session on SPEasyForms, you probably heard us say that the ribbon button for configuring SPEasyForms for a list is security trimmed and you need to have the Manage Lists permission in order to see it. But there is also a link to the settings page on the list settings page, and I recently realized that I never got around to security trimming this link.
So the question is, is this a security flaw? In a word, no. The reason is that despite its name, security trimming is not a security mechanism. It is a UI feature. Generally, it is a bad practice to show people a link to something that they cannot use. Having the link appear on the list settings page for users who cannot configure it is certainly a UI flaw, and one that I will start to address in the next AddOns release for SPEasyForms.
So the next question is, what are the security considerations you should be aware of when using SPEasyForms? SPEasyForms security is entirely based on file system security, meaning that what a user can do with SPEasyForms is based on the SharePoint permissions assigned to the files that SPEasyForms depends on.
Continue reading “Security in SPEasyForms”