Showing posts from October, 2018

Time based query issue in SharePoint Framework

Issue: Whenever you are making query to the SharePoint online using the REST API and your query is based on the time stamp, remember that SharePoint treat your time as the GMT timezone. So if you want to fetch information based on local time zone which we usually do, always set the offset and also include the daylight saving. The same is true even you are trying to put in some data to the SharePoint. You will be saving the local timezone but SharePoint will consider it as GMT time zone , and there you won’t be able to save/retrieve the correct records based on the time zone. Solution Solution is simple. SharePoint Framework webpart/extension offers this capability OOB, but there were no articles i was able to find. // will get the final offset in minutes    let finalOffset : number = this . context . pageContext . web . timeZoneInfo . offset + this . context . pageContext . web . timeZoneInfo . daylightOffset    // Now set the required time in

Checking user permission in SharePoint Framework (SPFx) webpart

Hi Friends, Many times we need to show the controls based on the user permission while creating the custom SharePoint Framework (SPFx) webpart. The first thing we look for is the endpoint to retrieve the information from SharePoint. In this blog I will tell you how this can be achieved without any endpoint as this information is already available in the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) webpart. So, if you look into the <WebpartName>webpart.ts file , you can find this information in the current page context this .context.pageContext.web.permissions Now we get three methods with this hasAllPermissions : Checks if the user has all the permissions hasAnyPermissions : Checks if the user has any permission from the collection of permissions hasPermission : Checks if the user has given permission value : Returns the current user permission set Now talking of the permissions, you'll get a variety of permissions. For this SharePoint has the SPPermission class.