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

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Converting a List View to a Data View

So far in this chapter, you have created data views by using two different techniques: one was a simple process of dragging and dropping from the Folder List task pane, and the other was the explicit selection of the fields you wanted to insert and the insertion of a type of data view based on that selection. The final way to insert a data view is by converting a List View Web Part (list view) into a data view.

List views look very similar to data views and can be inserted either in the browser (by creating a new view page of a list or by using the Insert Web Part dialog box) or in SharePoint Designer. In the same way that data views use data sources to query for data and then XSLT to render that data, list ...

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