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  Asked By: Stacey    Date: Jul 15    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4531

At the WSS level, when creating or working with a survey, is there a way to set the default view, somewhat like calendar view, you have it go to calendar view rather than the event list view?



14 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Jul 15

In the list’s Modify Settings and Columns page, go to the Views section at the bottom. Either click on a pre-existing view  or create a new one. Just above the Columns section of the view settings page, there is a box that says, Make this the Default View.

Answer #2    Answered By: Gopal Jamakhandi     Answered On: Jul 15

I must be missing something because as an administrator (local to the box with full admin privileges on the site too) I don't have a "Modify Settings and Columns" ... it's a survey  :-) You have "Modify survey and questions" instead.

You only have the option of "General Settings" and "Questions".

Anyone else have any thoughts? No frontpage allowed, have frontpage editing turned off through the onet.xml in sts.

Answer #3    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Jul 15

So you want to have Graphical Summary or All Responses show as the default  view?

I don’t see anything nor have I heard of anything in the UI that will allow this. Not sure if it can be done programmatically.

Answer #4    Answered By: Kyla Eckert     Answered On: Jul 15

Essentially looking for a crafty way to have something such that it will show up with the All Responses so that they will see the "Respond to Survey" button rather than just blankess.

Answer #5    Answered By: Alisha Holmes     Answered On: Jul 15

What if you drop the survey  web part on a web page and then set  the view  to Graphical Summary or All Responses?

Answer #6    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jul 15

Interesting solution that most likely will work. I'll send an update in a minute. Way to think out of the box and in the zone.

Answer #7    Answered By: Percy Beach     Answered On: Jul 15

SCHEMA.XML file---> there is a line....

View BaseViewID="3" Type="HTML" WebPartZoneID ="Main" DefaultView="TRUE" DisplayName="Overview" Url=" overview.aspx" FreeForm="TRUE" ReadOnly="TRUE">

<View BaseViewID ="1" Type="CHART" WebPartZoneID="Main" DisplayName="Graphical Summary" Url="summary.aspx" FreeForm ="TRUE" ReadOnly="TRUE">

What if you take the attribute DefaultView="TRUE" and put it in the second line.
Just a thought.

Answer #8    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Jul 15

I think I have something! This comes from messing w/ URLs,
so any experts reading this- please correct me if this screws
something else up when I do this workaround!

Okay, the URL for creating  a new view  in a typical list  looks like

The URL for creating a new survey  question looks very much the same,
except for one thing: Instead of "ViewType.aspx" it
says "qstNew.aspx".

If you change that to "ViewType.aspx" then it takes you to the
create view page and allows you to create a new calendar  view.

Answer #9    Answered By: Kundan Jambhale     Answered On: Jul 15

Nevermind...I see you don't want to *create* a calendar view  and set
it as your default, you want to set  an *existing* view as your
default. :( Sorry. But if you ever want to create a new view, I
think my workaround will work.

Answer #10    Answered By: Alyssa Butler     Answered On: Jul 15

I like the idea of creating  a new view  in the survey, but sadly it's not quite what I was looking for, but I do like the additional card to add to my deck. Keep up the good work.

Answer #11    Answered By: Katy Patton     Answered On: Jul 15

Well, I tried one more thing. It allows you to change the default
view, BUT it only works for public (can't change it for personal

Again, I modified the URL.

I went to the "modify survey  and questions" page and changed the URL
from "survedit" to "listedit". This enabled me to go into the
existing views, but the top two don't allow customization or change
to default  for personal view  only.

Them's all the tricks up my sleeves. Sorry it isn't what you'd been
hoping to do.

I say force the public to view whatever default you prefer!!

Answer #12    Answered By: Ana Payne     Answered On: Jul 15

Who ever said SharePoint was a democracy?

Answer #13    Answered By: Hema Hegde     Answered On: Jul 15

Didn't do exactly what I wanted, but I actually figured out something that I could do that was equally as crafty.

If you add a favorite to your page using the following JavaScript:

You can then open up the page in the Survey list  and modify the view

I do like the craftiness of your idea though, thinking out of the web part zone.

Answer #14    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Jul 15

"...have frontpage editing turned off through the onet.xml in sts."

Good work!

I was able to change survedit.aspx to listedit.aspx in the URL and then
choose the view  that I wanted to be the default. What am I missing?

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