Extending Web Apps


  • Introduction to web services
  • Using other SharePoint Apps
  • Finding and configuring web services
  • Integrating web services in your database


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NOTE A list of some of the potential issues you may encounter while working with web apps is available in the “What you need to use this book” section of the Introduction.

In this chapter, you learn how to extend functionality in your Access databases by incorporating other web apps, web parts, and custom web pages into your Access web apps. You learn about two specific tools that you can use to create three different samples for your Access web apps. You learn how to add functionality to your web app by using third-party apps, and create custom pages to be used inside the web app. We also show you how to create a site mailbox so that users of your web apps can provide feedback and requests regarding the web app. We also show you how to integrate a custom page with JavaScript into your web app to extend its functionality. We then show you how to develop a charting application to provide Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for managers.

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