How to update and republish existing BCS definitions and InfoPath templates for External lists

So you have created BCS schemas, External content types, external lists, and InfoPath templates for the external lists. What if I you need to update it? Now what? Here are the steps to follow to perform this task: First update the BCS schema with the new columns using SharePoint Designer. Refresh the data sources, update…

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Error in InfoPath web form while getting REST data from SharePoint lists

Environment: SharePoint 2010, InfoPath 2010 web forms, REST data accessing data in SharePoint lists Only users with “Read” permission level see this error when the REST data connection is queried. “A Microsoft SharePoint Server State Service error occurred while processing your request. For more information, contact your server farm administrator.  Click Start Over to load…

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Powershell to add a geolocation site column in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduces a new Geolocation field to help us integrate geolocation information and maps into our applications. Here is a great introduction to it: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj163135(v=office.15).aspx Unfortunately, we cannot create a new column based on the new geolocation type from SharePoint user interface. It has to be done from powershell or programmatically. The powershell script below…

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