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SharePoint Announcement Create

This handler creates a new announcement in a SharePoint Announcements list.

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The SharePoint handlers require Kinetic Task 2.0 and version 0.8.8 or above of the JOpenSSL library. To fulfill these requirements, either make sure all of your handlers that require OpenSSL are all on version 0.8.8 or above OR configure the handlers to execute in a distributed task engine that is only responsible for SharePoint handlers. For more information on configuring distributed task engines, see Configuring Distributed Task Engines.

Note: This handler requires that Microsoft SharePoint must be setup to support Basic Authentication and SSL to correctly authenticate the calls the handler makes. A step-by-step process to setting this up can be found here.

Detailed Description

This handler makes a SOAP call (using Savon) to the SharePoint Web Services to create a new announcement in an Announcement list. Savon is then configured to work with the given account credentials. Next, the Batch XML structure is built to give the Web Service the information it needs to create the new announcement, which is then passed via a SOAP call to SharePoint, where the announcement is created and posted to the list. Any errors that occur during this process will be caught and re-raised by the handler. Authentication is done through SSL, so the SharePoint site being accessed needs to be setup to allow
SSL connections.

Note: Make sure the SharePoint Web Services database is turned on.

How to Obtain the Homepage URL Info Value

To find the homepage url, all you have to do is look at the URL of any page on the SharePoint site. The url that should be inputted should contain both the base url (the top-most site in the collection) and the sub-site that you are on. For example, given the following URL:    

https://sharepoint.company.com/development/SitePages/Home.aspx

The base site is "sharepoint.company.com", the sub-site is "development" and the 'HomePage URL' task info values should be set to:

https://sharepoint.company.com/development

Parameters

Name Description
Announcement List Name The name of the announcement list that the announcement will be added to. The default announcement list is 'Annoucements'.
Title The title of the new announcement.
Body The body of the new announcement.
Expire Date The date that the announcement expires in YYYY-MM-DD format.

Sample Configuration

Parameter Example Configuration
Announcement List Name Announcements
Title Sample Announcement
Body Announcements can now be posted from a handler!
Expire Date 2013-11-01

Results

This handler does not return any results.

Change Log

Version Date Description
1 2013-10-08 Initial Version