Advanced Computed Field

The Advanced Computed Field is a Custom Field Type for SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 that allows powerful and rich visualisation of other metadata fields on a document or list item. It has two configuration options: one is to specify which field values you want it to include, the other one allows defining the HTML markup combined with the specified field values.

This field was originally created for SharePoint 2007 and can still be downloaded here: http://www.sharepointblogs.be/blogs/vandest/archive/2009/03/31/advanced-computed-field.aspx


Use it for:

  • Rich Text Formatting, Highlighting, ... of field values
  • Constructing parameterized URLs or mailto-links
  • Rendering of form controls (like a button) with javascript logic
  • Advanced javascript processing (create ellipsis of the 'Body' of an item)
  • ...

Other practical examples of use:

Installation

Add and deploy the SharePoint Solution Package (.wsp) using STSADM or PowerShell:

STSADM -o addsolution -filename VNTG.CustomFieldTypes.AdvancedComputedField.wsp 
STSADM -o deploysolution -name VNTG.CustomFieldTypes.AdvancedComputedField.wsp -allowgacdeployment -immediate -allcontenturls

Changelog

  • 1 March 2012: Added XSL template to fix an issue with Connected Web Parts not showing value for the Advanced Computed Fields (thanks Federico Sanchez !)
  • 9 May 2014: Created a SharePoint 2013 version of the Advanced Computed Field
  • 28 May 2014: Bugfix in "Edit Field" for SharePoint 2013 version of the Advanced Computed Field

Last edited May 28, 2014 at 6:03 AM by vandest, version 7

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