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

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Connecting Data Views from One Page to Another with Web Part Connections

In Chapter 1, you used the browser to connect a form to a list view by using Web Part connections. The limitation to this approach is that Web Part connections made in the browser must be on the same page. If you want to create a Web Part connection on one page that is linked to a Web Part on a different page, you need to use SharePoint Designer. Connecting data views from one page to another is an easy way to build dynamic Web applications.

You might have noticed that the grouped data view you inserted in Customers.aspx in the earlier exercise is displayed on the design surface as if it were expanded by default, although you chose to collapse it by default. SharePoint Designer ...

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