Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hide Title Column in SharePoint List

Often, SharePoint users wants to remove(or hide at-least) 'Title' column from the lists and document libraries. We can hide title column in SharePoint 2007 by enabling content types.

How to hide title column in SharePoint list?
Follow these steps to hide the title column in SharePoint List or Library:  
  1.  Navigate to the List setting >> Advance setting hide title column sharepoint list
  2. check Yes radio button for "Allow Management of Content Types"hide title column sharepoint 2007 / 2010
       3. Now in List Setting again >> Select Content Type "Item"

       4. Then Select Title >> Select Hidden
remove title column sharepoint list
 Finally, you can remove the Title field from views (But you can't delete the Title column!). Same steps applies to both SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2007 list to hide title column. If you want, You can Rename the Title column even.
  •     Go to the List settings
  •     Click on the Title field
  •     Rename it, Save your changes by clicking "Ok" button

Disadvantages When You Hide Title column from SharePoint list:
By default Title column gets the context menu, if you hide it then, will loose the Context menu functionality. So, you may need to put the Edit button in all of your views just to edit the item or you can use SharePoint Designer to link with Edit/Views item.

Another disadvantage is we can't control the order of columns on the list settings page again until we turn off  "Allow management of content types".

Alternatively, You can hide title column (or any other column) programmatically: Hide Columns in NewForm, EditForm and DispForms

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Move SharePoint Search Index Files Location to Another Drive

Again C:\ is running out of disk space in a SharePoint Farm, due to the fact Search index files are growing! Huh.. So this time I decided to move  move SharePoint 2007 index files from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Servers\12.0\Data\Office Server\Applications to E:\. 

Here are the steps to move SharePoint search index to another drive:
Move SharePoint Search Index Files from One Drive to Another

Its a good idea to pause the crawling schedules before we proceed moving SharePoint index location. After the index has been moved to the new location we have to resume the crawl that we have paused.

Run the below stsadm in Index Server:
stsadm -o editssp -title sharedservices1 -indexlocation e:\SharePointIndex

or you can run: stsadm -o osearch -indexlocation "E:\SharePointIndex"
This will reset the index and create new location.

In each query server, run the below command:
stsadm -o osearch -propagationlocation e:\SharePointIndex

If its a SharePoint Services (WSS), in Index server, you can run:
stsadm -o spsearch -indexlocation E:\SharePointIndex

To view what is being indexed and the current location of the Index:
stsadm -o spsearch -action list

now you can delete the old search index file from its old location.

Here is the Technet article: Change the content index location for an index server 

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