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SharePoint Designer 2010--Dataview data sources

  Asked By: Shauna    Date: Oct 04    Category: Sharepoint 2010    Views: 5642

I am using SPD2010 to create a dataview web part, and I remember that in SPD2007
I was able to access a list or library in a different subsite that the site in
which I am creating the dataview.
I am unable to do this in SPD2010..when choosing a data source, I am limited to
only the lists and libraries in the current site, and not given an option to
choose lists and libraries in other subsites.
Has this been deprecated in 2010?
Am I just missing something?

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8 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Lazaro Rutledge     Answered On: Oct 04

I thought in order to do that with 2007, you had to create a datasource
using a web service connection.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Karin Kerr     Answered On: Oct 04

No, there was an option to enter a url to another site within the site
collection, thereby gaining access to all the lists and libraries in that site..
Instead, in 2010, there is a 'datasource picker' only allowing me to pick lists
and libraries in the current site.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Vinod Kumar     Answered On: Oct 04

Data sources in 2010 no longer support access a list or library in a
different site as a datasource. There is a workaround, but I don't remember
it right now. I'll try to find my notes on it and reply.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Jeffery Hayes     Answered On: Oct 04

I know content query might be an option but I love the control that the dvwp
gives..

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Mohini Tiwari     Answered On: Oct 04

"Data sources in 2010 no longer support access a list or library in a
different site as a datasource. There is a workaround, but I don't remember
it right now. "

Does this imply that rollups, be they 3rd party, CQWP, or cross-list do not
work?

That would be a complete SHOW STOPPER from EVER using SP2010 as far as I am
concerned. MS can't have made this mistake.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Natasha Bennett     Answered On: Oct 04

Content Query does work as far as accessing data in other subsites..
But I used the DVWP accessing cross site data all the time..and this really
makes things difficult.
Wonder if using a web service might help..still much more difficult to deal with
than a dvwp..
I think MS blew it big time on this.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Angel Matthews     Answered On: Oct 04

No, it just means the ability to enter a URL and add a list or library from
another site as a Data Source in SPD 2010 was removed. This has no effect
on CQWP or anything else. Its just something that was removed from the
interface in SPD.



I don't know specifically why they did it, but I suspect it was because you
could enter a URL for a subsite (which would work) or a url for a different
site collection (which would error out). Since there was no way to fix the
other site collection issue they removed the capability entirely. But its
just the capability in SPD with DVWPs.

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Ravindra Salvi     Answered On: Oct 04

I thought I remembered a different work around, but it appears after some
research that the only possibilities are either using the lists.asmx web
service or REST data services. Here's a short article on how to do it with
REST.

jsiegmund.wordpress.com/.../sp2010-rest-data-sources-within-sh
arepoint-designer/

 
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