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

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Key Points

  • With the Data Source Library task pane, you can create and manage data connections to a variety of data sources, including lists, libraries, XML files, server-side scripts, XML Web services, Business Data Catalog, linked sources, and Data Sources Libraries on other sites.

  • Data connections describe a location and query that the Windows SharePoint Services data retrieval service uses to obtain the data from the data sources.

  • The data retrieval services on the Web server returns data in an XML format that SharePoint Designer and Data Views understand.

  • SharePoint Designer dynamically creates a data connection for each list, library, and XML file for the current site.

  • You can copy and modify the data connection, specifying a different set of ...

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