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Connecting web parts of different types ('standard' vs XSLT)

  Asked By: Bob    Date: Oct 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1952

What I am trying to
do is create a web part page where users enter a keyword in a form web
part that filters the 'questions' column in a list view WP (A), and
users can then select their relevant queastion and the selected
'answer' appears in the second list view WP (B). List view web parts A
and B are different views of the same list.

I am able to filter WP A using the form web part using Frontpage. I
convert the list view to XSLT Data view and then I have the option to
select 'Modify View Using Parameters From' as the Target Action when
connecting the form web part, this also allows me to add a filter
based on the User Parameter.

I am able to do the second part of my page without using
Frontpage. I add 2 List view WPs of the same List to the
web page and connect them using the 'Provide Row to' option via the
browser so that selecting an item in my 'question' web part filters to
the appropriate 'answer' in the second web part.

What I cannot work out how to do (and I have tried believe me) is to
merge the 2 methods, so that a keyword in the form web part filters
the 'questions' in the first list view WP (A), where the user can then
select the relevant item and the selected 'answer' appears in the
second list view WP (B).

From what I can tell this is because one List View WP needs to be XSLT
to have the 'Modify View Using Parameters From' option and the other
needs to be 'standard' to have the 'Provide Row to' option. I have
played with all sorts of combination to make them do what I want but
no joy.

I know this isn't the most clearly written (or short!) problem but
perhaps some kind soul out there can help me out.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ariana Christensen     Answered On: Oct 03

Have you considered moving the Answers Web Part to another page?

Answer #2    Answered By: Darrius Whitfield     Answered On: Oct 03

It has got me thinking about the structure
of my application. I could use the form  filter to give the user  a list  of possible questions  and they could then click on their question  to open the list item  in a new page  and see the answer. I could also presumably
customise the list form (DispForm.aspx?) in the relevant list library,
for instance I would like to add  a Rate this answer  type web  part.

Ideally it would be nice to keep my users  on the one page but if I
can't make that work  then I think this will have to be the way to go.
I assume I have interpreted your suggestions correctly?