Tuesday, November 15, 2016

SharePoint 2013 - Redirect to View Item Form on New Item Save

Scenario
  • You are saving a new record and want the user to be redirected back to the view item form to review the item.  This will allow the user to start a workflow or perform another action on the ribbon without the need to find the item in the list or library view.
  • Need the solution to use JSOM (client side script) only.  
  • Should work in Office 365, SharePoint Online, and On-Premise.
Issue
  • By default, SharePoint redirects you to the List View you most recently came from.
  • There is no out of the box setting for this.
Resolution
  • We solve this by adding a redirect script to each list view page that does the following:
    • Check if a new item was added by the current user.
    • Check and create a short term cookie to determine if they have already been redirected for this item
    • Redirect the user if they haven't already been
  • First add the following Javascript file to your SiteAssests/js folder.  
    • Create the "js" folder if it's not already there.
    • Replace the ALLCAPS hard coded values with appropriate values.

SiteAssets/js/SP.RedirectOnAddItem.js

var siteUrl = '/sites/SITENAME';

function createCookie(name,value,minutes) {
    if (minutes) {
        var date = new Date();
        date.setTime(date.getTime()+(minutes*60*1000));
        var expires = "; expires="+date.toGMTString();
    }
    else var expires = "";
    document.cookie = name+"="+value+expires+"; path=/";
}

function readCookie(name) {
    var nameEQ = name + "=";
    var ca = document.cookie.split(';');
    for(var i=0;i < ca.length;i++) {
        var c = ca[i];
        while (c.charAt(0)==' ') c = c.substring(1,c.length);
        if (c.indexOf(nameEQ) == 0) return c.substring(nameEQ.length,c.length);
    }
    return null;
}

function eraseCookie(name) {
    createCookie(name,"",-1);
}

function RedirectOnAddItem() {
var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(siteUrl);
var web = clientContext.get_web();
this.currentUser = web.get_currentUser();
clientContext.load(currentUser);
clientContext.executeQueryAsync(
Function.createDelegate(this, onUserQuerySucceeded),
Function.createDelegate(this, onQueryFailed)
);   
}

function onUserQuerySucceeded(sender, args) {
    var email = this.currentUser.get_email();
    var userid = this.currentUser.get_id();
    var loginName = this.currentUser.get_loginName();
    var clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(siteUrl);
var oList = clientContext.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle('LISTORLIBRARYNAME');       
    var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
    camlQuery.set_viewXml('<View><Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name = "ID" Ascending = "FALSE"/></OrderBy><Where><Eq><FieldRef Name="Author" LookupId="True"/><Value Type="User">' + userid  + '</Value></Eq></Where></Query><RowLimit>1</RowLimit></View>');
    this.collListItem = oList.getItems(camlQuery);
       
    clientContext.load(this.collListItem);
       
    clientContext.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.onListQuerySucceeded), Function.createDelegate(this, this.onQueryFailed));  
}

function onListQuerySucceeded(sender, args) {
var listItemInfo = '';
var listItemEnumerator = collListItem.getEnumerator();
       
    while (listItemEnumerator.moveNext()) {
        var oListItem = listItemEnumerator.get_current();
        listItemInfo += '\nID: ' + oListItem.get_id();
        listItemInfo += '\nAuthor: ' + oListItem.get_item("Author").get_lookupValue();
        var diff = Math.abs(Date.now()) - new Date(oListItem.get_item("Created"));
        var minutesPassed = Math.floor((diff/1000)/60);
        listItemInfo += '\nCreated (Minutes Ago): ' + minutesPassed ;
       
        if (oListItem && minutesPassed < 2) {
//alert(listItemInfo.toString());
if (!(readCookie('PANnewID') == oListItem.get_id().toString())){
createCookie('PANnewID', oListItem.get_id().toString(), 2);
window.location = "/sites/SITENAME/Lists/LISTORLIBRARYNAME/DISPLAYFORMNAME.aspx?ID=" + oListItem.get_id();
}
}
    }
}

function onQueryFailed(sender, args) {
alert('Request failed. ' + args.get_message() + '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());
}
  • Finally, add the following code to a Script Editor web part on each List View page where the user would normally be redirected.
<script src="/sites/SITENAME/SiteAssets/js/SP.RedirectOnAddItem.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(RedirectOnAddItem, "sp.js");</script>

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