Like and Rate a particular reply in a discussion board RRS feed

  • Question

  • I found a strange limitation today. I can like and rate entire threads in discussion board. But I cannot like and rate a particular reply inside of a discussion.

    Is there a way to do this?

    MSDNStudent Knows not much!

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 2:58 PM


  • You can add ratings to individual posts in a thread by adding the Rating (0-5) column to the Message content type. The view in the list must also be futher customized in SharePoint Designer. You can quickly access the list by going to List contextual tab and use Edit List button. In SharePoint Designer you will need to customize the flat.aspx view and use the Add/Remove columns option, where you will be able to select the Rating (0-5) column.

    The discussion list will look like this:

    You may also futher customize the list by making a copy of the thread.xsl file in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\XSL and assign a custom xsl file to the list view web part on the flat.aspx file.

    The Like button may also be possible. You could add a link to call the 'like' functions with javascript in the XSLT.

    SharePoint Developer | @zeemanj | Blog

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012 7:38 PM