Gathering data from different sources or parts of a web application in SharePoint can be tricky. Consider a scenario where one needs to gather data from the entire web application as well as from data sources outside the web application. In MOSS 2007, one of the ways to achieve this is by using a new feature named Data Views in Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007. In this article we will discuss how one could connect to another application and use it as a data source.
Broken links annoy users by wasting their time. Links can break because of errors when they were entered, or because the page or file they pointed to gets removed.
That wonderful tool, SharePoint Designer, has just what you need.
Every SharePoint site template (both MOSS 2007 and WSS3) has its own default layout of Web Part Zones. I would like to customize the layout of these zones for flexibility of design in a particular site.
Content Query Web Parts are used to fetch data from different sites in a web application. This web part can be used for various purposes like displaying the latest news or latest events. There can be situations that, despite of having different purposes, the Content Query Web Part might need a uniform data display style.
Targeted email notification is a basic need in today's business process automation. Using SharePoint workflow, this can be achieved using SharePoint Designer 2007 (MOSS 2007 or WSS3) whenever a document is uploaded. The content of the email can be improved by including a link in the body of the email to the document item in process.
Are you tired of users not putting the correct information in on your forms? Recently I have come across issues where users were putting letters instead of numbers for a phone number field or not putting dashes in for their SSN. The question is how do you stop this from happening?
Remember back in the day when you wanted to validate form fields in ASP, what did you use? Well you used Regular Expressions or RegExpr. Remember SharePoint is built on ASP technology so why shouldn't you be able to use regExpr in SharePoint?
The answer is you can.
This tip will show you how to integrate regular expressions on your forms to validate such inputs as SSN, phone numbers, and email addresses. Sit back and relax and let's begin. Note- SharePo
Creating efficient SharePoint Designer Workflow emails can be tricky. There are a couple of salient points you need to know in order to leverage this to its full extent. In this article we will discuss these points.
I created a SharePoint Designer Workflow for a list. It has a step where it sends an email if the item is modified. After the workflow is fired on an item change in the list, a strange issue started occurring. It started sending several copies of the same email. Over and over.
I would like to be able to centralize a message and be able to roll it out to multiple SharePoint sites simultaneously. When the message changes, I only want to edit one section and have the changes roll out everywhere automatically.
The standard approach for data storage in SharePoint is lists and libraries. However, there are a few scenarios where you need to deal with XML data. Consider a scenario where you need to integrate a flash component in SharePoint which has dynamic XML data. Or consider another case where you need to manipulate XML data returned by a web service.
XML is more suitable for hierarchical data. So in some cases you would want list data to be converted into XML first, before doing any manipulation. Now the next question is - how would you render the output as desired HTML from an XML data source?