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Data view for Links list

  Asked By: Brittanie    Date: Apr 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1533

I have added a dataview web part to my site for a Links list found in
another site. When I pull over the ows_url field it includes "url
address, url descripton". I would like it to just show the description
for the link as a hyperlink to the url address. For example, it is
showing http://www.yahoo.com, Yahoo. How do I make it just
show 'Yahoo' as a hyperlink to url address?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ramona Solis     Answered On: Apr 08

You will need to edit the xslt for the Data View to parse the field  -
the hyperlink  field type will always return both.

Answer #2    Answered By: Harvey Blankenship     Answered On: Apr 08

Is there a document that will show  me how to do this?

Answer #3    Answered By: Xiomara Blanchard     Answered On: Apr 08

I created a Links list  and used it as a data  source for a DataViewer Web
Part. As it was a test, both were in the same site.

When I selected the URL field  (as opposed to URL w/menu, etc), it gave me
just the properties you mentioned. When I examine the XSL for the
DataViewer, it shows the following for the display:

<td width="75%" class="ms-vb">
<a href="{substring-before(@URL, ', ')}"><xsl:value-of
select="substring-after(@URL, ', ')" /></a>

Perhaps you could check your web  part and change the relevant code to the
above? (Make a copy of the original code somewhere first, obviously)

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