Merge Upload form and editform in Document library upload document
Hi, I have a document library. When the user click on the upload, I want to display an entry form that have: Name, description, keywords and file with the browse button. All those fields should be on the same page. The problem is that by default when the user click on upload button, it get redirected to _layouts/Upload.aspx which ask the user to browse for the document, when he click ok, it is redirected to Forms/EditForm.aspx to provide the Name, description and keywords field. My client do not want to have two pages, he just want to enter and upload the file all in one page. Any ideas how can I accomplish this? Thank you, Mariela
October 18th, 2010 5:49pm
Try customizing the document library's forms in SharePoint designer.Cheers! Sridhar.. If you find this post helpful, please click the 'Vote as Helpful' link. If this post answers your question, click the 'Mark As Answered' link below. It helps others who experience the same issue in future to find the solution.
October 18th, 2010 10:27pm
Hi, Open your site in SPD and right click on library-->Supporting Files Here you can change the page. Hope it helpsCheers, Hemendra-MCTS "Yesterday is just a memory,Tomorrow we may never see"
October 19th, 2010 1:35pm
Thank you for your response. I understand I could solve this by adding a new toolbar menu that redirecting the page to EditForm.aspx (without having to go through the upload.aspx). I will try it. Thank you.
October 26th, 2010 7:45am
A couple of things are happening here. First the document library supports a file with metadata. That second page is what gets the metadata. The upload mechanism is separate from gathering the metadata. When you create a document library item, the file gets added, the item gets added, it gets updated, and finally checked in. If you were to create a new aspx page you can combine all the activities together yourself. I think if you redirect to editform.aspx, you'll never have the opportunity to upload the file.Brian Bedard, MCTS - pioneeringsharepoint.blogspot.com - Twitter:@tigertoy
October 26th, 2010 9:23am
Hi. Thanks for your answer, but it does not look as an easy solution, which will be the steps? I had tried to customize the page in SharePoint Designer (Forms/Upload.aspx) as suggested but it does not work in either way: 1. By insert -> SharePoint control the new item form option is disable. 2. Insert a data view -> Insert selected fiels as --> New item form. Give error: An unexpected error has occurred. I need to find a "simple" solution. Any idea will be greatelly appreciated.
November 2nd, 2010 12:01pm