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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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18.2. Managing Web Part Connections

While the exercise in the previous section should have familiarized you with the basic process of creating a Web part connection by using SharePoint Designer, in this section, I discuss some peculiarities that you can exploit while working with the Web part connections on a Web page.

18.2.1. Creating and modifying Web part connections

The Web Part Connections Wizard is the primary interface in SharePoint Designer to create Web part connections between Web parts. You can access the Web Part Connections Wizard either by right-clicking on a Web part and then choosing Web Part Connections from the popup menu or by using the Web Part Connections menu option in the Common Data View Tasks menu.

The Web Part Connections Wizard provides a set of actions available for the source Web part. These actions might change depending on the Web part being used as a source Web part. For example, if the source Web part is a DataFormWebPart, the following source actions are available for use:

  • Get Filter Values From: Allows you to filter the source Web part based on data received from a target Web part

  • Get Parameters From: Allows you to use the data sent from the target Web part as input values for parameters being used in the source Web part

  • Send Row of Data To: Allows you to send data rows to the target Web part

Based on the selection made for the source action, the options available as target actions automatically change to accommodate the source action. For example, ...

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