Thursday, 16 May 2013

Editing the results page of a enterprise search centre

Today i was tasked with editing the search results page in our enterprise search centre.  I'd noticed before that the results page doesn't contain a ribbon or even the site actions menu.  I didnt really take any notice before as i hadnt any need for either.  However when i came to edit this page i was stumped.  how can i get the page into edit mode so i can make changes to the search results web part.

A quick google search provided me with the solution.  Simply append the following value to the url of the search results page


so your url might look something like this

Hope this helps someone.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Changing the Title Column to something more relevant in a content type

Today i was tasked with creating a custom content type for a calibration system we are putting together.  I didnt want the default Title column so i decided to rename it to something more relevant.  I needed to rename the column to Company Name.  After some research it seems this is possible. Simply reference the column (s) in your custom content type

<FieldRef Name="LinkTitle" ID="{82642ec8-ef9b-478f-acf9-31f7d45fbc31}" DisplayName="Link Company Name" Sealed="TRUE"/>

<FieldRef Name="LinkTitleNoMenu" ID="{bc91a437-52e7-49e1-8c4e-4698904b2b6d}" DisplayName="Link No Menu Company Name" Sealed="TRUE"/>

<FieldRef Name="Title" ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247}" DisplayName="Company Name" Sealed="TRUE"/>

One thing to remember is to set the inherit property of the custom content type to false

<ContentType ID="0x0100a6669fd796344f1c8e02cbc9a42e7b37"
               Name="Calibration Equipment Contact"
               Group="Custom Content Types"
               Description="Contact type used for the calibration system"