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  Asked By: Quintin    Date: Jul 31    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2506

I am trying to change the SPGroup Name and Description properties
programmatically and found that the "About Me" column in the "People
and Groups" group listing is NOT changing.

When I add the group the description parameter in the constructor
creates the value initially. But the reference to SPGroup.Description
= "New Description" does not affect the "About Me" column.

Is the SPGroup.Descrption column map to the "About Me" column in the
GUI? If not, how can that value be changed using the object model?

I have issued a SPGroup.Update() command. The name is changing
properly, it's just the description that is not behaving.

The strange thing is when I debug, the description is coming up
properly in the SPGroup.Description watch.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tejaswani Barve     Answered On: Jul 31

I looked in the content database to get an idea on where the data was
being stored and found  the groups  table housed the name and
description, but the table AllUserData appears to house the "About Me"
column that is display when the user looks at the groups. The column
ntext2 holds the data shown in the "About Me" field.

The SPGroupCollection.Add() method apparently creates the group  and
adds a row in the AllUserData, but I am at a loss to figure out how to
update the data in the AllUserData table.

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