How to Create Custom Views in SharePoint?

Topics: Office 365, SharePoint Tips, SharePoint

Get things done easily with this week’s SharePoint hacks like creating specific views, social networking web part, and some useful keyboard shortcuts.

How to Create Custom Views in SharePoint?

To create a specific view

  • Go to Settings ⇒ Library Settings
  • You have to scroll down through general settings, columns and you get to a section called Views.
  • Click on Create View
  • Click on Standard View
  • Navigate down to Group By Section
  • Choose 1 or 2 Grouping Fields
  • Click OK. And you are done!.


Save Time With SharePoint Keyboard Shortcuts

 ALT + S                                              Search

 ALT+ Y                                                Syncs Library 

 ALT + N> tab to New Folder>Enter      Create a new folder         

 ALT+ R                                          Show a Graphical Summary of

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How to Set a SharePoint Date To Empty or Null?

  • Create a SharePoint 2010 workflow. Add a String workflow variable and name it ‘BlankDate’
  • Add an action to Set a Workflow Variable, choose ‘BlankDate’ and set its value to 1/1/0001 00:00:00 – note that the 00:00:00 is only needed if you are clearing a date and time field. If you are only clearing a date field, set BlankDate to 1/1/0001.
  • Set the current item date field or fields to the workflow variable ‘BlankDate’.


Social Networking WebParts

My Site serves as a point of contact for other users organization to find information about you. On the other hand, colleagues WebPart helps you keep track of events, such as whether your colleagues are in the office or in meetings.

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