Fix “We can’t sign you into your company portal because something on the server isn’t configured correctly.” Error

Problem: When trying to open a SharePoint Online site through SharePoint Designer, got this error message, “We can’t sign you into your company portal because something on the server isn’t configured correctly” Solution: Login to the site through Internet Explorer, so that your authentication cookie gets generated!

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SharePoint Online: Set Default Value for Multiple lines of text Field

Requirement: Set default value for multiple lines of text field in SharePoint Online. How to set the default value for a multi-line text field? The multiple lines of text field doesn’t support “default” value through the web user interface. However, here is the trick to set the default value for multiple lines…

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Fix “You do not have permission to open this website in SharePoint Designer” Error

Problem: When trying to open a SharePoint Online site in SharePoint Designer, got this error message “You do not have permission to open this website in SharePoint Designer” Solution: By default, SharePoint designer customization are disabled in modern group sites in SharePoint Online. To enable SharePoint designer, You have to set the…

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Fix “App Step” is Disabled in SharePoint Designer Workflow

Problem: “App Step” is grayed out in SharePoint Designer Workflow! What is App Step in SharePoint?SharePoint Designer workflows get executed from the context of the user who initiated the trigger – started the workflow. E.g. If a workflow gets triggered on new item creation, it gets executed from the context of the…

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How to Call a REST API from SharePoint Designer Workflow?

Requirement: Call REST API in SharePoint designer workflow. Using REST API in SharePoint Designer Workflow SharePoint Designer workflow actions are very limited, and we can utilize REST API calls to extend them. Here is how to call a REST API method from SharePoint Designer workflow action: Call HTTP Web Service. In this…

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SharePoint Online: Create Unique Auto Increment Column using SharePoint Designer Workflow

Requirement: Create a unique auto increment column in SharePoint Online list. How to Set Unique number Column with SharePoint Designer Workflow? We can create a unique auto number column in SharePoint using SharePoint Designer workflow. The overall idea is: Create a custom list, name it as “UniqueID” or something like that. Leave…

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SharePoint Online: How to Implement Custom 404 Page Not Found Error Page?

Requirement: Implement a custom page not found error page in SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online: How to Add custom 404 page not found error page SharePoint Online comes with a default “Page not found” error page in “Pages” library in publishing Sites (http://crescent.sharepoint.com/Pages/PageNotFoundError.aspx) which works automatically when a user hits a non-existent URL….

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How to Remove the Top Banner from SharePoint Online Modern Pages?

Requirement: Remove banner from SharePoint Online Modern page. How to Remove Banner in SharePoint Online Modern Page? By default, creating a new modern page in SharePoint Online creates a page with a large header on the top of the page. Hiding the top banner from SharePoint Online pages is no longer a…

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SharePoint Online: Enable SharePoint Designer using PowerShell

Requirement: Enable SharePoint Designer for a SharePoint Online site. SharePoint Online: How to Enable SharePoint Designer? By default, SharePoint designer customizations are disabled for modern group sites in SharePoint Online. It gives an error message “The server could not complete your request.” when you try to open a SharePoint Online group site…

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SharePoint Online: Set List Item Permissions using SharePoint Designer Workflow and REST API

Business Requirement: In “Project Documents” SharePoint Online document library, Project related documents are getting uploaded by the project team. This library has “Permissions” drop-down column (metadata) with values “Restricted” and “Non-Restricted”. If the Permission is restricted, we need to break the permissions of the document, remove all users and groups from it…

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