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  Asked By: Palak    Date: Mar 13    Category: MOSS    Views: 1080

On a MOSS site I have a custom list, I've replaced the std. list view WP with
DFWP using SPD. Then back in the site GUI I've replace all of the XSLT to
achieve a new tabular display of the list. So far so good. I've even gotten
through a complicated XSLT.

Now I want to "pretty up" the table using CSS. I have no choice but to use SPD
to make try these changes.

Every formatting change I make (no matter how simple, border thickness) breaks
the DFWP, in GUI view I get "unable to display....". What I do then is to
re-paste my custom XSLT back into the DFWP, and lo & behold, all displays well.

What is going on? My simple formatting changes did not change one character of
the XSLT. Why does re-pasting it back in at the GUI level fix things?

Is this a SPD bug? If so, wouldn't it be in all the blogs? What do others do?



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Shashwat Takle     Answered On: Mar 13

How extensive is this custom  XSLT? Usually when I want a different tabular
view, I just start hand-altering the existing markup.

I know that sometimes a misstep can result in the "unable to display..."
error, but usually it's some obvious (yet isolated) thing.

Answer #2    Answered By: Aastha Acharya     Answered On: Mar 13

I threw away ALL of the DFWPs XSLT and replaced it
with 68 lines. This is done completely from SP UI. This was all working before I
tried to "pretty up" the table  using SPD.

Answer #3    Answered By: Glenda Roth     Answered On: Mar 13

Instead of pasting the custom  XSLT into the DFWP set the DFWP to get its XSLT
from an external file. You can set that in the properties of the web part. I
suspect when you edit the formatting  directly its resetting the XSL to what the
UI is set for, which overrights your code.

Answer #4    Answered By: Jada Clemons     Answered On: Mar 13

Never thought of that, will try it. SPD sure seems to have a mind of its own -
and it doesn't agree with mine very often.

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