When it is time to create a DVWP, it can be created in a temporary location. This allows you to make changes and mistakes without affecting any web pages that are currently in use.
This first series of steps shows you how to create the web part page library, which can be used as the general location where DVWPs are developed and tested.
On your site, click Site Actions and choose New Document Library. This will be the location for creating your temporary web part pages.
In the Name box, type Web Part Pages.
In the Navigation section, select No so that this library is not displayed in the QuickLaunch. The simple reason is that this location is for temporary pages, and end users do not need to be confused by seeing an extra link in their navigation.
For the Document Template, choose Web Part page in the drop-down box.
In addition to hiding the library from the QuickLaunch, you may want to change the permissions on this web part library so that only you can see your works in progress.
In the new Web Part Pages library, on the Documents tab in the ribbon, click New Document.
As shown in Figure 5-11, name the new file TestListDVWP and click Create.
Figure 5-11. Create a new web part page
Click Stop Editing.
Repeat the last two steps to create another file called TestLibraryDVWP.aspx.
Click Stop Editing and close the browser.
Now that the two web part pages have been ...