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Calendar rollup in MOSS

  Asked By: Benjamin    Date: Feb 02    Category: MOSS    Views: 1830

Is there any good OOTB way to do this, other than drastic modifications to a
Content Query Web Part?



18 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Julia Washington     Answered On: Feb 02

Third party - Bamboo Solutions springs to mind.

Answer #2    Answered By: Shashwat Takle     Answered On: Feb 02

Yeah, there are a lot of TP components; I was just wondering if we had
anything native at our disposal.

Answer #3    Answered By: Aastha Acharya     Answered On: Feb 02

No, nothing native besides Data Views or Content Queries with a lot of
XSL customization.

Answer #4    Answered By: Glenda Roth     Answered On: Feb 02

Can either of you point me to instructions (step by step preferably on how to do
this via Data Views or Content Queries)? I need to do this and TP solutions are
not in the budget.

Answer #5    Answered By: Jada Clemons     Answered On: Feb 02

I'm not aware of any step-by-steps - I've played with this here and
there, and it's going to be a LOT of effort to do.

Answer #6    Answered By: Brooke Lewis     Answered On: Feb 02

When you are the sharepoint admin, forms developer, site admin, and
general guru for your organization, they tend to expect LOTS of effort. And when
your organization is a state agency that's had its budget cut 10% every year for
the past 3 years and they are talking about even MORE cuts, you make do with
what you have and expect a LOT from the folks you do have. Such is the life of a
"public servant"!! At this point, I'm grateful to have a job that isn't with an
agency that is now taking mandatory unpaid "furloughs" because of the economy!

Answer #7    Answered By: Talia Johns     Answered On: Feb 02

Not sure if this will help or not but it's worth a look. It's an article on
rolling up two lists in different site collections. Note that I have not tried
this as yet.........too much other stuff going on.

If you can get your org to go for it there are a number of third parties that
provide the functionality you are looking for.

CorasWorks (who unfortunately does not offer just the calendar  rollup any

Bamboo Solutions (at $600 probably the least expensive option I have seen)

I would use the arguement with your org when they say they don't have the money
to spend that it will probably cost more for you to do it than it would be to
just purchase something that already works.

You would also get the added benefit of getting actual support where if you
build it yourself you will have to fix it yourself if it breaks.

Answer #8    Answered By: Tera Callahan     Answered On: Feb 02


Answer #9    Answered By: Mark Davis     Answered On: Feb 02

take a look at endusersharepoint.com, they have quite a bit of info on

Answer #10    Answered By: Delilah Mcpherson     Answered On: Feb 02
Answer #11    Answered By: Gobinda Navalagi     Answered On: Feb 02

Well what we're talking about is essentially coding a calendar  UI in
XSL. A quick web  search should give you several examples of how to do
that portion in a generic sense. Once you have that figured out, you
need to apply this to the XSL for either a Content Query or Data View
web part  in such a way that the list data gets filtered for the current
calendar view scope and the individual items appear in the correct

If I had a few days of free time I could probably work up an example,
but I have paying projects to finish

Answer #12    Answered By: Rose Silva     Answered On: Feb 02

If you're really forced to build it yourself, you can search for "sharepoint
calendar rollup  content query" to get some tutorials on modifying the
Content query  Web Part... though personally, I'd rather write a new WP in
Visual Studio at that point.

Answer #13    Answered By: Maegan Ellison     Answered On: Feb 02

We are the same in higher ed. We have plans when things start to get better to
hire two more FTE(s) but for now my job is as SharePoint ADMIN and developer. I
suspect this is true of many companies today. My hope is to learn all I can,
survive. Don't even get me started on wages...

Answer #14    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Feb 02

If you have to be stuck in a situation like this, it might as well be with
SharePoint; you're gaining real-world experience in one of the hottest
up-and-coming areas in software right now (which makes you valuable and
interesting to a whole lot of people).

Answer #15    Answered By: Doris Leach     Answered On: Feb 02

It's not just higher ed Buck. I'm in the same boat, different industry. I have
gotten to the point that when I am asked my job title or what I do I tell them I
am the "SharePoint single point of failure".

Answer #16    Answered By: Sumitra 2004     Answered On: Feb 02

I too am in the same boat. Also a different industry. I don't know
exactly what my job title is.

Answer #17    Answered By: Bhairavi Damle     Answered On: Feb 02

This is becoming a common them, wearing of many hats. i was originally hired to
be the SharePoint Admin. Now i'm doing the Admin portion, plus development, and
just added was updating our VB6 applications. I know nothing about VB6, so this
is going to be interesting.

Answer #18    Answered By: Vikas More     Answered On: Apr 29

Its long time but for other's use. We just implemented Bamboo Roll-up list. Its doesn't give the Calendar look and feel but its OK.
We had requirement to show current month events and next month events. So wrote the following CAML queries:
<Where><And><Geq><FieldRef Name="EventDate" /><Value Type="DateTime" IncludeTimeValue="false"><Today OffsetDays="-15" /></Value></Geq><Leq><FieldRef Name="EventDate" /><Value Type="DateTime" IncludeTimeValue="false"><Today OffsetDays="15" /></Value></Leq></And></Where>
<Where><And><Geq><FieldRef Name="EventDate" /><Value Type="DateTime" IncludeTimeValue="false"><Today OffsetDays="16" /></Value></Geq><Leq><FieldRef Name="EventDate" /><Value Type="DateTime" IncludeTimeValue="false"><Today OffsetDays="36" /></Value></Leq></And></Where>

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