Department News Item Widget - Akumina Community

Department News Item Widget

Department News Item Widget


Displays the content from the selected news article in DeptNews_AK list.  To learn more about editing and adding articles, please visit here.


    • Displays a single news item from the specified list


    • Widget Name: DepartmentNewsItemWidget
    • Availavle With:  Release 4.1 and Above
    • Content App Type: Author
    • Content Type: AkuminaNews
    • Content App Name: N/A
    • List Name: DeptNews_AK
    • Recommended Images Sizes: 900 x 500 px
    • Dependencies:  SharePoint





Selected List Columns Columns in the SharePoint list that the widget is utilizing
List Name Name of the SharePoint list that contains the data to be displayed for this widget instance
Use Friendly Url Determines if the widget pulls in the friendly Url. Keep this checked
Function to call after fetching data OOTB -Blank (used for widget expansion):  Name of the function called after data has been fetched by the widget.
View XML The viewxml contains any special manipulation of the data that needs to be done by the widget BEFORE it gets render by the specified view.  In this case, the viewxml is set to the following string:

<View><Query><OrderBy><FieldRef Name=’Start_x0020_Date’ Ascending=’FALSE’></FieldRef></OrderBy><Where><And><Leq><FieldRef Name=’Start_x0020_Date’></FieldRef><Value IncludeTimeValue=’TRUE’ Type=’DateTime’><Today ></Today></Value></Leq><Or><Geq><FieldRef Name=’Expires’ ></FieldRef><Value IncludeTimeValue=’TRUE’ Type=’DateTime’><Today ></Today></Value></Geq><IsNull><FieldRef Name=’Expires’ ></FieldRef></IsNull></Or></And></Where></Query><RowLimit>4</RowLimit></View>

Cache Interval Sets the time, in minutes, that the data should be saved in the local browser cache of the current user.

  • 0 = Do not cache the data for this widget
  • -1 = Use the default caching strategy set via Site Creator

Whole Number = Cache for specific time, in minutes

Order By Field that the items are ordered by
Order Direction Order (ascending, descending) that the items display
Function to call before binding the UI events OOTB -Blank (used for widget expansion):  Name of the function called after the UI has been rendered to the screen
Site Collection URL
Site collection URL where the SharePoint list defined in “List Name” can be found.
dependencies Widget that this widget depends on, in this case the GenericItemWidget


View Name:  News Detail – Main Content

View Description:  Displays the news article complete with title, date published, article body and image

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