locked
Discussion Boards in Sharepoint 2003 - Referencing Field from Original Post when Replying RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running sharepoint 2003.  I created a discussion board, which includes a custom column i created.  This column is required and has choices specified by a combo box.  Here is a simple use case of what I need to do:

    1.A user is on the sharepoint site and creates a brand new post on the discussion board.  In the required custom column, he posts the selection "A".

    2. Another user is on the sharepoint site and sees this post, he clicks reply and is given the option to edit the message, subject, and the custom field.  The subject is auto-filled as the subject from the original post, the custom field, however, is not. 

    I want to know if I can reference the original post's value in the custom field.  Is this possible?  I'm assuming it is, based on the fact that when replying to an original post, the subject field works in this matter (the subject is auto filled in as the subject from the original post when replying).

    Thanks in advance!

    Friday, April 27, 2012 8:27 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    I checked and apparently out of box there is no way to populate the value for a custom choice column (from parent discussion topic) while replying to a discussion in SPS 2003.

    If programmatic approach is okay, you may want to write a custom event receiver Item Added and write code to get the value of custom choice column from parent discussion topic and populate the same as a default value for the reply.


    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helps you or click 'Unmark as Answer' if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Regards,
    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:38 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello James

    Thank you for your question. 

    I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue.

    Thanks,


    Lambda Zhao

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:23 AM
  • Hello,

    I checked and apparently out of box there is no way to populate the value for a custom choice column (from parent discussion topic) while replying to a discussion in SPS 2003.

    If programmatic approach is okay, you may want to write a custom event receiver Item Added and write code to get the value of custom choice column from parent discussion topic and populate the same as a default value for the reply.


    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helps you or click 'Unmark as Answer' if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Regards,
    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:38 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you for the insight.  I was curious where you would write this custom code?
    Monday, April 30, 2012 7:34 PM
  • You can use Microsoft.SharePoint.dll to access the Microsoft.SharePoint Namespace http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd586604(v=office.11).aspx.
    I could only find the Events for a Document Library but not for a list: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd587315(v=office.11).aspx

    You may want to post at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointdevelopment/threads to get more details.


    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helps you or click 'Unmark as Answer' if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Regards,
    Nishant Shah
    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 7:53 AM
    Moderator