Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Solving query builder not working in SharePoint 2013 Central Admin

When you try to create a result source in SharePoint Server 2013 at Search Service Application level you might see an error when you are using the search result preview panel.

The Search display templates are not present on this site collection. To add them, you need to activate the "Search Server Web Parts and Templates" feature on the Site Collection Features page.
Display Error: The display template had an error. You can correct it by fixing the template or by changing the display template used in either the Web Part properties or Result Types. Template '~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/System/Control_QueryBuilderPreview.js' not found or has syntax errors. (LoadTemplate: )

To solve this you actually have to do the following – open the SharePoint Server 2013 Management Shell and run the following PowerShell command:

Enable-SPFeature SearchWebParts -url http://

Office 365 – Unable to create SharePoint list using import Excel spreadsheet function

When you try to create a new SharePoint list from an Excel spreadsheet in SharePoint Online/Office 365 you might receive the error “The specified file is not a valid spreadsheet or contains no data to import”. The first step you should take to resolve this is adding the URL for SharePoint Online in your trusted sites in Internet Explorer. This did the trick for me.

Monday, February 10, 2014

BIWUG session on SharePoint oAuth and Visio Services


On February 25th, BIWUG (www.biwug.be) is organizing another session with some great topics. session of 2014 – don’t forget to register for BIWUG2502.


  • 18:00 - 18:30 ... Welcome and snacks
  • 18:30 - 19:30 ... Everything you should know about SharePoint OAuth!  ( Speaker: Lieven Iliano ) - In addition to user authentication SharePoint 2013 now introduces app authentication. Apps get an identity and require sufficient permissions to manipulate the SharePoint environment. In this amazing session we look at the new SharePoint 2013 authentication flow based on the OAuth protocol and the server-to-server trust model. We look at how developers should configure their app to request the set of permissions required.
  • 19:30 - 19:45 ... Break
  • 19:45 - 20:45 ... Visio Services in SharePoint Server 2013 ( Speaker: Thomas Browet ) - Presentation of the Visio Services JavaScript API what is possible and what's not. Using SVG in SharePoint to solve real world problems. Building an interactive treasure map using SharePoint, Visio, SVG, and JavaScript
  • 20:45 - …      ... SharePint!

Location: CTG, 140/A Woluwelaan, 1831 Diegem