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I am from Bangalore, India. Exploring SharePoint since 2008. Have designed and developed variety of solutions including intranet portals for collaboration, Web Content Management system, Business Intelligence, Search, Social Computing, Records Management, Tracking Systems, Wiki based bespoke solution, Project Management system, MOSS 2007 to SharePoint 2010 migration, SharePoint-Project Server integration, and SharePoint-SSRS integration. Sharing my knowledge and learning through my blog.

Apart from my work schedule, I also contribute in TechNet and I tweet @ devcolumn.

I am also a Numismatist, Traveler, and also love looking at sky exploring universe. I blog non-technical stuff at http://www.sureshc.com.

I can be reached at contact AT sureshc DOT com

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All about SharePoint List View Styles

Sometimes, there are out of the box features which we tend to ignore and later when we do apply, we are more than happy about the feature which is readily available in SharePoint. One such feature is List View Style. I never thought I would write a post on this. However, whenever I spoke about this with users, people were excited to see the result. That prompted me to write this post.

Instead of getting into only theory part, I will basically take use cases where these styles can be applied and also touch up on on some minor limitations with certain style.

When you are creating/modifying a List view, you will get an option to select View Style. As shown below, there are 8 options available and Default is always set if you ignore this style.


I will take typical Contact List and Announcement List to explian about these styles. Let us go one by one.

Default:
This view, as name suggest, is the default style in a view. This is one of the widely seen style in SharePoint site. This is how it…

How to update Person field with multiple values using REST API

Person or Group field in SharePoint is similar to a Lookup field. When you are updating this field using REST API, you need to append "Id" to the name of the column in the body construct. For example, the body construct looks like this:

data: { "__metadata": { "type": "SP.Data.ListNameListItem" }, "Title": "First Item", "PeopleFieldId": "4" };

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There is also another approach. However this approach works only if a List or Library contains at least one item.

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This is a familiar end point which we use to fetch items of a List or Library. To get the GUID from the response, you would do:

var listIDTemp = response.data.d.results[0].__metadata.id;

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As you can see, we are doing string operations to fetch GUID from metadata.id. This contains information only if the response has at least one item.