Additionally we wanted to avoid passing information using the query string because users would be able to access the form through multiple links.
So to prefill the form with some information we used a simple j Query script in a Content Editor Web Part on the New page.
One of my clients recently had an issue where a particularly high profile user (CEO) had their title spelled incorrectly in Active Directory; unfortunately the error wasn’t noticed right away and now, despite changing the information in Active Directory, Share Point was still showing the wrong title in the People Picker when granting the user rights to a Site Collection.
Fortunately I had a partial Power Shell script to fix the issue and just needed to only slightly modify it – you can see the original script on pages 299 and 300 of my book.
I hope this project site will be the reference for Share Point IT people where everyone can share scripts.
Project Description The Share Point list item editor makes it easier for Share Point developers and users to preview, update, insert and delete Share Point list items. This is a small Win Form tool that populates a standard Data Grid View control with the items of Share Point lists.
It turns out that the field is actually a hidden textarea and what you see on the screen is actually just a div with a class of ms-inputuserfield.
Here is part of the code we used to populate the people picker.
In this way, Share Point data can be accessed anywhere and everywhere.Introduction Welcome to the Share Point 2013 REST Series.In my previous article, we saw how to update list items in Share Point using REST API.This “User Information List” is located at By looking at this list you can see that several key pieces of information are stored here – unfortunately, when you change this information in Active Directory the information stored here is not updated (even after running a full or incremental import via UPS).To complicate matters there is no way to edit the information via the browser, thus the need for a Power Shell script.