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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Converting a List View Web Part to a Data View Web Part

You can use SharePoint Designer to convert an LVWP to a DVWP, so that you can use advanced tools to manipulate and format data. During the conversion process, SharePoint Designer generates the necessary XSLT to match the CAML used to render the list items data. The SharePoint SPDataSource control is added and refers to the list by a unique number called its List ID, not by its name. The value of the List ID is known as a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID).

Warning

You cannot enable editing in a Data View that is converted from an LVWP.

In this exercise, you will convert an LVWP to a DVWP and then modify the Data View by using the extra functionality that the Data View provides.

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