I am pleased to announce the release of the SharePointAssist Bulk Edit Tool for Lists. This unique tool allows SharePoint users to complete bulk operations against a group of selected lists items to update one or more fields at a time regardless of browser or host operating system.
Purchase and Trial Information
The SharePointAssist Bulk Edit Tool for Lists is available for trial and purchase from the ExpertAssist Website.
The true power of the software is evident as our vastly increasing Non-IE and Mac user base increases and subsequently exposing the shortfalls of SharePoint’s datasheet view which does not work with Managed Metadata, Macs, and Non-IE browsers. The SharePointAssist Bulk Edit Tool works with most browsers and even works with Managed Metadata fields, users will quickly begin using the software not just for multiple documents at one time but for one or two documents at a time as it reduces the number of clicks necessary to complete a simple Metadata update.
How will users take advantage of the SharePointAssist Bulk Edit Tool
Datasheet view replacement for batch updates
Non-IE datasheet view replacement
Post migration bulk edit operations
Document properties editor
To use the SharePointAssist Bulk Edit Tool for Lists follow the steps below
1) Open a document library by clicking on its title
2) Select several documents using the checkboxes to their left.
3) Click the Bulk Edit icon on the Ribbon. If it’s not enabled then be sure at least one checkbox is checked
4) Specify the fields and data to update
Update Managed Metadata Fields as needed
5) Click OK and the Bulk Edit screen will close. A status bar will appear with information about the operation
How many List Items can I update at a time?
Typically 100 items can be selected using the individual item checkboxes at a time.
What happens when Items are checked out to someone else?
Items checked out to a user other than the current user will be ignored and a message will be displayed in the status notification bar stating that “x document were not updated”
What happens when I have a version checked out to me?
A new version will be created
Why aren’t my changes taking effect? I see check in comments stating that the software ran?
Be sure to check the boxes next to each field that needs to be updated. The system requires the user to specify which fields will be updated to prevent users from inadvertently updating fields with blank values.
Where are the default values coming from?
The software uses built in SharePoint controls and uses the default values for each field in the list itself.
Why do I see a red line under the default value for a managed metadata field?
The default value is incorrect for that field or the control has been deleted.
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Ulysses Ludwig is a SharePoint architect with over 16 years in the IT and computer industry. Ulysses' primary focus is SharePoint but he dabbles in the latest web technologies and likes to develop software in his spare time.
THE SHAREPOINTASSIST BULK EDIT TOOL FOR LIBRARIES HAS BEEN RELEASED, PLEASE SEE THE LATEST POST: http://www.sharepointassist.com/2011/04/27/sharepointassist-bulk-edit-tool-for-libraries/ TO PURCHASE OR DOWNLOAD...