Connecting Web Parts

The SharePoint Server 2007 Web Part infrastructure allows Web Parts to exchange information with each other at run time. The basic functionality of Web Part connections is that when an action is executed in one Web Part, it changes the displayed information in another Web Part.

Figure 29-5 shows two connected Web Parts. The Contacts Web Part shows a list of vendors. The Issue Tracking Web Part contains a list of assigned issues, with a column showing the vendor that each issue is associated with. To configure the Company field to connect the two Web Parts, that field must be displayed in the view of each Web Part. Once the connection has been established, when a user selects a contact in the list, the Issues list is filtered ...

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