This is the third blog post in our "Top 5 features of the qList-Form Web Part" series. The two other posts can be found here:
1. Tabular Forms
2. Form Component Behavior
Setting the stage:
You’re in your inbox looking at emails. All emails sent in the last hour are HR related so you decide to file them into your HR folder. What do you do? You select them, right click or use an action button to move them to the HR folder. Alternatively, you can open them one at a time and perform the exact same operation.
Making the case:
Can you accomplish the above actions viewing a SharePoint list or working with an item (adding, editing, or displaying it)? You definitely can’t take actions on the SharePoint list because your options are limited. When you select more than one item, you can only click "delete item." You are extremely limited when you are viewing an item and when you are editing or adding a new item you only have “save and close” and “cancel” to work with.
Making it relevant:
Wouldn’t it make sense to present the users with actions that best suits their business processes? For example, being able to perform bulk changes on a list or delete, copy, move, go to URL, or start workflow on an item whether you are adding it, editing it, or viewing it.
Quest Web Parts for SharePoint custom actions can virtually do anything you want with the data and such actions can be called from qListView, qListForm, and System Integration web parts qSIListView, qSIListForm.
Configuring the solution:
Here is how custom actions are added to Quest Web Parts
Ghazwan Khairi - Quest SharePoint Solutions Expert
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