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Building Web Applications with Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by John Jansen

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Setting a Custom Sort and Group for a Data View

In the exercise in the previous section, you created a view that displays the last name and first name of the items in the Customer list in this Web site. However, a view like that one is not as compelling as it could be. To make the view more interesting, the data view has a set of tools that you can use to add columns as you did in the previous exercise, create parameters (which you will do in a later chapter), and establish filters, custom paging, conditional formatting, formulas, and custom sorts and groups. Because XSLT is used to render the data values as well as some of the customized interaction scenarios, there are times when it is necessary to modify that XSLT directly. SharePoint Designer ...

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