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  Asked By: Fernando    Date: Jan 20    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2500

Good Morning! I have been asked by a user to create a poll webpart
for their site. I have done some searching and found one to
purchase, but I'd like to try my hand at creating one. Any ideas.
Thanks in advance.



9 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lamar Mullins     Answered On: Jan 20

I have checked out the survey, and it works ok, but they want one
question and they want it to be visable on the page, without an
extra click. I have tried the page viewer webpart  to point to the
survey question, however the page viewer views the upper left
corner. I haven't been able to customize it to show the question,
without the extra white space.

Answer #2    Answered By: Stefan Mcbride     Answered On: Jan 20

You can do quite a bit with the Survey Web Part. I like to use two
ListViewWebParts (LVWP) on top of each other. One to show the question
with a "Respond to this survey" button and a second to show the current
results graphically. If you need a slightly different look, convert it
into a DataViewWebPart (DVWP).

You could try the Web Capture Web Part too. It would certainly do better
than the Page Viewer Web Part but I'm not sure that will be robust
enough. I've also seen some third parties that are specifically selling
a Polling Web Part. I haven't these personally, so I'm not endorsing any
of them:


I think that there is also one included on the CD Rom of the SharePoint
Products and Technologies Resource Kit.

Answer #3    Answered By: Lee Black     Answered On: Jan 20

I am curious about the web capture
webpart. I can't find much about it and can't locate it on my
sharepoint page, any information you could send about it would be
great. I seem to remember you demonstrating it in a training I took
with you. I think this is what I am wanting. We are running
Sharepoint V2, so from what I am reading online, I should have
access. Does it matter that I am using this in an area, not a
site? For the time being the listview is working, but still not
exactly what I want.

Answer #4    Answered By: Fred Rios     Answered On: Jan 20

I am still unable to reproduce the problem, so perhaps I still do not
understand. I have the Office Web Components installed on my Virtual Server.
I just created an Issues list in my stand alone WSS site. I populated it
with some fictitious data. I looked at the four reports in View Reports:

1. Issues by category
Use this report to display the number of issues by category.

2. Issues by person
Use this report to display the number of issues assigned to a person.

3. Issues created over a date range
Use this report to display the number of issues created over a given date

4. Issues for a date range
Use this report to track different types of issues for a given date range.

No problem. So, I then added a Web Capture Web Part to my home page, set its
properties to display the Google logo, and then browsed back to the Issue
list View Reports page. Again, all four reports continue to function as

What must I do next to reproduce the error?

Answer #5    Answered By: Donnie Drake     Answered On: Jan 20

Whenever I tried to view the reports outlined below, I just got a blank screen for a few minutes, at which time I would figure the page no longer functioned correctly (as some other people have assumed as well from the messages posted to other forums). While writing a response I finally looked back at the page and noticed that the page finally did display the following message.

Install the Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components or a later version of the Office Web Components to display a chart with this report

It appears that my client PC did not have these installed. After installing them it all works just fine again. The real issue I see here now is that anyone that wants to view this report has to either have Office 2003 installed with the Web Components option installed as well, or individually install these components. The issue list reports worked fine without the extra client add-in before the webparts were installed. Guess I have to install the add-in on everyone's machines!

Thanks for your help & time testing out my problem!

Answer #6    Answered By: Nathaniel Henderson     Answered On: Jan 20

There are a approximately a dozen things that SharePoint requires Office
2003 to handle properly. I believe this one is a known issue. Too bad
really, but the components are certainly worthwhile.

Answer #7    Answered By: Kory Brock     Answered On: Jan 20

You can download the Office Web Components here:

The Web Capture Web Part is among the other fabulous Web Parts in this
collection. It is a must have download.

Answer #8    Answered By: Ernesto Dawson     Answered On: Jan 20

Whoops, I should have said a DVWP and a LVWP rather than two LVWPs. The
LVWP's display doesn't show just the question very well. The results on
the other can be shown nicely in a LVWP.

You will need to use a DVWP to show just the question and a toolbar for
the user to respond.

Answer #9    Answered By: Santiago Hood     Answered On: Jan 20

When I tried these components, it broke the functionality of the Issues List, is there a way to use these webparts and the issues list?

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