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Modifying XSLT, WPs & Identitiy transform

  Asked By: Aaditya    Date: Nov 26    Category: MOSS    Views: 1122

I have 3rd party rollup WP and want to change the XSLT to an
entirely different display of the same "rolled up data." Environment
is SP MOSS, IE6.0, and SPD no visual-anything.

I have successfully replaces ALL the XSLT with that from the FAB40's
NewStore horiz. bar chart. Works fine once I adjust for column names.

So now I think I'm a genius.

Now I am trying to write XSLT from scratch, just 5-8 lines to do an
identity transform to see the form of the data returned by the WP.

NO GO. I have two books, serached the WEB and tried several
versions. All I get is a blank white page.

I posted to an XSLT (Mulberry) forum, got an answer from Michael Kay
himself saying: "problem is not the XSLT but how its
connected/executed by SP" and he know nothing about SP.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Rahul Sharma     Answered On: Nov 26

Can you be a little more specific about what you are trying to do.

"Now I am trying to write xslt  from scratch, just 5-8 lines  to do an
identity transform  to see the form  of the data  returned by the W"

Answer #2    Answered By: Jagjit Phutane     Answered On: Nov 26

Nevertheless if you are simple looking for some XSLT that dumps out the XML of
your web  part, the following should do the trick.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xsl:output method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes" />

<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:copy-of select="*" />

Answer #3    Answered By: Janak Jadeja     Answered On: Nov 26

I tried EXACTLY what you specified, and get a plain while page  with
nothing on it. I also tried
changing the output mode to "xml" or "text", still nothing. It is behaving as
if the XSLT is not connected to the XML data  being returned  by the WP.

I know there is data because when I use
<xsl:variable name="Rows" select="/dsQueryResponse/Rows/Row"/>
<xsl:variable name="dvt_RowCount" select="count($Rows)" />

dvt_RowCount gives the total # of rows returned from the lists.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jude Alston     Answered On: Nov 26

I'm not sure how you are getting the SharePoint data, but it looks
like you are receiving list items.

Here's a simple xslt  stylesheet that we've used to transform  the
results of an spQuery.

Answer #5    Answered By: Araceli Eaton     Answered On: Nov 26

It's something specific to your web  part.
This is not SharePoint specific though.
e.g. data  Form Wep Part (DFWP) or Core Search Result web part will display  the
XML when you feed that XSLT.
As long as your data is coming from one site collection one option could be to
replace your web part with a DFWP in recursive mode. Another option could be to
use the search web service and use a DFWP to consume the results, but that would
require some configuration of managed properties in search configuration.

Answer #6    Answered By: Nisarg Kapadia     Answered On: Nov 26

My problem, again, was that trying to use a simple identity transform  against
data from SP MOSS web  parts, I could not see the "raw xml" data, IE6.0 browser
showed only a white  page.

I had been doing all experiments with SPD, pasting between the <xsl> and
</xsl> tags. I still get failure, white page, when I do this.

However, when I open up the XSL pane in the SP UI, say for the DVWP, and
replace all of the xslt  with the EXACT simple identity transform that I use in
SPD, lo & behold, I get the raw xml data.

So, why does doing it through the UI work and not SPD?

Answer #7    Answered By: Jaferry Khan     Answered On: Nov 26

Just wondering. When you see the white  page, did you look at the source code of
the white page? Maybe the XML you are expecting is already there. IE is clever
enough not to show raw xml at all, you need to create a boundary element
like <xmp></xmp> to make the XML show up.

Answer #8    Answered By: Davin Knapp     Answered On: Nov 26

I will be away skiing until ~2/17, cannot anwwer, cannot do
anymore experiments until ater then.

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