Microsoft SharePoint is used by organizations to create websites as well as securely store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device. To learn more about the SharePoint API, visit their page (https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib.../jj860569.aspx).
You connect to your SharePoint account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the SharePoint connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.
To connect to your SharePoint account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:
The username and password for your SharePoint account.
Your SharePoint Windows domain name. For example, if your SharePoint site was located at https://sample.sharepoint.com, your domain name would be sample.
Connecting to Your SharePoint Account
This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the SharePoint Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.
This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your SharePoint account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:
|Username||Enter your SharePoint username.|
|Password||Enter your SharePoint password.|
|SharePoint Windows Domain Name||Enter your SharePoint Windows domain name. For more information, see "Prerequisites," above.|
Once you have entered valid SharePoint credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new SharePoint DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.
This pane contains two primary menus—Report and Action List. For any report you select, various actions are available for filtering in that report. There are various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report/action type you select.
Select the SharePoint report and action you want to run. The following reports and actions are available:
|SharePoint Site URL||Enter the URL for the SharePoint site you want to retrieve data for.|
|Document URL||Enter the URL of the SharePoint document you want to retrieve data for.|
|Select the Delimiting Character||Select the character used to separate your CSV columns. If your delimiter is not listed, select Other.|
|Enter Your Data Tag||Enter the data tag for your JSON or XML file.|
|Do You Want to Change the Default Parsing Output?||Select True if the required values in your JSON or XML file should be flattened.|
|Values to Flatten||Enter a comma-separated list of values to be flattened. For example: value1,value2...,valueN|
|Group Name||Enter the name of the group you want to retrieve data for.|
|List Name||Enter the name of the list you want to retrieve data for.|
|Object Type||Enter the object type for the object you want to retrieve data for (e.g. lists, alerts, etc.).|
|Object Name||Enter the object name you want to retrieve data for.|
|Role Name||Enter the role name you want to retrieve data for.|
|User Name||Enter the name of the user you want to retrieve data for.|