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Viewing events as text

  Asked By: Alfred    Date: Jun 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 561

I have a WSS site that I've set up to keep track of neighborhood events and other things.

This works well, but I need a way to get the information saved with the event items into a text file that I can send via E-mail to people who subscribe to an E-mail list. I have linked the event list to Outlook and then saved the events as text, but I have to save each event to a separate file and some fields are missing.

I have tried to set up another page with a Data View Web Part to display the current events items in a form that I can then cut and paste to an E-mail message, but I am not sure if this is the way to do it because it hasn't worked properly yet. Perhaps I just haven't found the proper combination of settings.

Does anyone have some idea about how I can best achieve what I want to do?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dean Neal     Answered On: Jun 22

I must not understand what you are trying to do. Here is the text  from
the DispForm.aspx page  of an event  in one of my Event lists:

Title: Presentation

Begin: 1/16/2005 11:00 AM

End: 1/17/2005 12:00 AM

Description: Presentation description

Location: Presentation location




How do you want it to look different than this?

Answer #2    Answered By: Vincent Griffin     Answered On: Jun 22

I had been trying to copy the text  from DispForm.aspx for an event  and paste  it in an outgoing Outlook message. A number of fields  where blank or not seen, probably because of colors. I am using white on a blue background on the WSS web  site.

I will try the Microsoft Access Approach.

I noticed that if I paste the cut event info to a Notepad text document, everything shows up properly. So I tried pasting to a blank web page  using FrontPage 2003. This works  even better, because it shows the table structure of the data  and I can easily cut out any cells that I don’t want in the output.

Answer #3    Answered By: Antoine Barker     Answered On: Jun 22

If you have MS Access you can link the list  as a table in an Access database and then create a report against the list. This way you can see all the data fields  and you have a lot of flexibility in how you output the information.

Answer #4    Answered By: George Watson     Answered On: Jun 22

I had not thought of using access. I did a search and found  an article that explains how to connect Sharepoint lists to Access.

Answer #5    Answered By: Gabriel Patterson     Answered On: Jun 22

I frequently use the copy to Notepad and then to my destination to
remove formatting trick. It sounds like you have several options now.

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