Building Dashboards for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Using SharePoint Designer 2007
By Raymond Mitchell
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: November 2010
Pages: 19

In this Wrox Blox, you’ll learn how to create powerful Dashboards for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. First, we introduce Web Part Pages and some of the out-of-the box Web Parts available in WSS. We then look at how to use Web Part Connections to add interactivity to our Dashboards. Later we create advanced Dashboard Views using the Data Form Web Part available with SharePoint Designer 2007. While the author focuses on Windows SharePoint Services, all of the topics discussed also apply to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as it is a superset of WSS. This Wrox Blox will be valuable for anyone wishing to share data on their SharePoint site.

Table of Contents

  Web Part Pages Overview 1

Creating New Pages from the UI 1

Creating from SharePoint Designer 3

Adding Dashboard Pages to Site Navigation 4

Web Parts 5

SharePoint Web Parts 5

Managing Web Parts 7

List View Web Parts 9

Form Web Parts and Web Part Connections 11

Data Form Web Part 12

Creating from a List 12

Modifying Existing Data Form Web Parts 15

Conditional Formatting 18

Creating from a Web Service 20

Linked Data Sources 21

Advanced Dashboards 24

Parameters and Filters 24

Creating Master-Detail Views 26

Conclusion 29

About Raymond Mitchell 30

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