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Modifying the Datasheet view

  Asked By: Robin    Date: Nov 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2235

I know how to modify javascript to alter the list of options in
a "Choice" field (to create a global list that can be used anywhere on
the server), but how would one go about altering how choice fields are
populated in the Datasheet view? Is there anything to alter the
Datasheet control?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Nov 26

If I understand your question, you want what I call a dependant field  on
you list. This is on my list  of "Platform Busters" because SharePoint
2003 doesn't support dependant fields  out of the box. It can become
quite tedious to make them for yourself using JavaScript.

Answer #2    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Nov 26

Any suggestions regarding alternate technologies I could look at then?

Answer #3    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Nov 26

Have you looked at using InfoPath and then use an event handler to populate your list. We did this with a Conference Room/Classroom Scheduling process. The InfoPath form has dependant fields  that open other fields for input;e.g., if the Video Teleconferencing box is checked, additional input fields open for information that is required for the VTC. The event handler post the information to an Event list  in a pending mode.

Answer #4    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Nov 26

InfoPath and ASP.NET are your best alternatives. Or you _can_ create  a
new list  template definition (lots of CAML in there).

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