Programming, SharePoint, Web

SOLVED: Redirect a SharePoint page using a meta tag to a new URL

I have a SharePoint tenant where we are working to redirect some existing pages over to landing pages that are providing instructions for migrating. Needed something short and sweet to flip it over without much trouble. It’s easier to manage with a meta rather than fighting the “making your external client side javascript work with SharePoint” fight. This one takes less than 5 minutes.

So via SharePoint Designer:

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://your-url-goes-here" />

That’s it. Onto the next one!

.Net, CRM, IIS, MVC, Programming, Security, SharePoint, Sitecore, Troubleshooting, Visual Studio, Web, Web Service, Windows

Solved: The length of the URL for this request exceeds the configured maxUrlLength value.

Anyone ever run into the following before? I ran into this regarding a request into the SharePoint Rest API.

The length of the URL for this request exceeds the configured maxUrlLength value.

This because the IIS default maximum length for an URL is 260 characters. If a URL request is longer, the above error will occur.

To fix this you can increase the maxURLlength value, add it to your web.config file in the IIS virtual Directory.

<configuration>

  <system.web>

    <httpRuntime maxUrlLength="5000" />

  </system.web>

</configuration>

It will be likely you will already have most of this snippet in place so don’t break your config; just add the maxUrlLength property into your existing httpRuntime section and you should be good to go. Do know any web.config changes may cause a service interruption so test in dev, beta, QA and pre-prod before ever changing in prod! Hope this helps, questions are welcome!