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Need help using Sharepoint 2007 to make a list

  Asked By: Anushka    Date: Mar 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1241

Introduction: My company recently made the move from Sharepoint 2003
to MOSS2007 to utilize the added features that are supposed to be
available. I'm in charge of the company intranet and I have an
administrator supporting me. We're both new to MOSS2007 although he
will be going for training in the next few months.

We've been tasked with creating a list within Sharepoint 2007 to
capture the expertise of all employees in the company. We want to
use MySite to do that.
Ideally, we would have a drop-down list of expertise and a free-form
field for employees to expand on their expertise. There would also
be a box for them to tick whether they are willing to share their
expertise with other employees.

How can the information captured in MySite for each employee be
transferred to a list where all the expertise of all employees can
be viewed?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Irvin Foley     Answered On: Mar 20

This is an OOTB feature of user profiles in MOSS, but it's implemented
in different way then you think. If each user goes into their My Site
they are given the option to edit their profile. Expertise is one of
the available fields there, as is the ability to restrict the visibility
of the values. There isn't an easy way to see a list  of expertise, but
the values are exposed via search.

Answer #2    Answered By: Deonte Stein     Answered On: Mar 20

We're aware of the Expertise field in MySite and how users can fill
that field.

Our problem is that we need visibility to know how many of the
roughly 400 employees have filled in that field. It's not practical
to open the MySite of each of the 400 employees. That's why we need
to have all the inputs from this field compiled into one list  of all
employees. Any ideas on how that can be done?

Answer #3    Answered By: Alka Sarabhai     Answered On: Mar 20

There isn't anything OOTB to do this, but you can do this with a custom app
using either the object model or the User Profile Web Service. With a
little research, you should be able to use the latter combined with a data
view web part to get the information without writing any code.

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