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  • Blog Post: HowTo: Display a different image inside a data view web part based on data in the XML

    I have a Data View Web Part that displays the status of several different servers I maintain. Basically, I am using a SharePoint list. The List has a Title field which contains the name of each server and a multiple choice field that lets me set the status to "UP," "DOWN," or "CAUTION." For each of these...
  • Blog Post: HowTo: Display data from one SharePoint site on another

    I get asked this one a lot, and thought I had blogged it but it looks like I didn't. The general user scenario is where you have a parent site ( http://myserver ) that contains a list of information that is relevant to a bunch of subsites ( http://myserver/subsite ) and you want to display the data from...
  • Blog Post: HowTo: Show the Attachments to a list item using the Data View Web Part and Web Services

    Windows SharePoint Services ships with some really powerful web services that allow users to access list and site information not available through other means. FrontPage 2003 allows users to access these web services in a very straight forward manner, populating all of the query fields dynamically so...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Use a form web part to filter or show all values in a data view web part

    On a new page insert a few of the Announcements list Insert a Form Web Part Change the input type of the Form to be a drop-down field and add some values: All 1 2 Place the cursor into the Data View you created in Step 1 and click on Table..Select > Row Click on Data..Conditional...
  • Blog Post: HOWTO: Fire a connection from the Drop-down view style of the Data View Web Part

    1. Insert two Data Views of your data. 2. Select one of the Data Views, choose Style from the Data View Details taskpane. 3. Choose the drop-down box style from the list of styles, click OK. 4. Right click this Data View, choose Web Part connections. 5. Connect to the other Data View as you...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Display the total number of items in a Data View when that view is paged

    If you have a DVWP and you want to make it page (so you show only 6 items at a time, for example), by default FrontPage does not add the Total number of items to display. In order to show the total, you just need to add a small piece of XSLT to the Data View. 1. Insert your data view web part 2...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Create a Data View Web Part as a dropdown menu linking directly to the Dispform.aspx page

    Here is a howto article for making a dropdown view that links to the proper WSS page for display. For the Announcements list as an example: 1. Insert a view of the Announcements list in FrontPage 2. Data..Style 3. From the General tab, select the Drop down view style 4. Switch to code view 5. Find the...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Display the Username for the Logged on user on a page

    This is one of my favorites. I want my site to say, “Hello, John Jansen, welcome to this site“ or whatever. But since you can't author server-side code with SharePoint sites, there is no evident way to do this. The way I get around this limitation is to code XSLT and make it do what I want...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Select only unique values in the XSLT Data View Web Part

    A lot of times you will want to display only unique values inside the Data View. What I have here is a variation of the Muenchian Method using an <xsl:key>. Check out jenitennison.com for a few variations on this. First, browse out to your Announcements list (which you get by default when you...
  • Blog Post: Howto: Convert a URL field into the two components of the URL (description and link)

    When you create a field of type URL in SharePoint , users need to fill out two form fields: “Link” and “Description”. When the Data View Web Part requests this field value, it gets back the full String value as concatenated by SharePoint . In order to make any use out of this...
  • Blog Post: HowTo: Insert an XSLT Data View Web Part

    The XSLT Data View Web Part allows you to insert a view of any XML data source and then format that view however you want using FrontPage 's WYSIWYG tools, or hand-coding the XSLT yourself. You can use XML Web Services, databases, XML files, server-side scripts, or SharePoint lists and doc libraries...
  • Blog Post: HowTo: Create a dynamic hyperlink in an XML data view

    Inside the Data View Web Part, hyperlinks can be populated with data from the data source. Doing so is really easy, but is unfortunately a little bit difficult to discover. 1. Insert a Data View Web Part based on your data source 2. Select any of the data values displayed in the Data View 3. Choose...
  • Blog Post: John Jansen

    I like data. I come to FrontPage with the experience of having taught English (moved the class to be entirely online back in 1999 using FrontPage 98 and PageMill 2.0), maintained an Access database of properties for a real estate company, and supported FrontPage 2000 and 2002. I moved to the Test team...
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