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

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Saving XML Data into a SharePoint List by Using Custom Form Actions

So far in this chapter, the workflows you have created all work against list data. However, SharePoint Designer also allows you to grab strings from inside a data view and insert that data into a list. This means that rather than creating a workflow based on list data, you can create a custom form action by using the Workflow Designer user interface. For example, if your data is streaming in from an RSS feed or a SQL database, you can write a custom form action so that when a user clicks a button on your Web page, the data is copied into a SharePoint list. It can then trigger additional workflows you create, or otherwise participate in all the other benefits that lists can leverage ...

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