Data View Web Part, The Basics – Keep it Clean

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Data View Web Part, The Basics – Keep it Clean

Original Publication Date: Monday, May 18, 2009
SharePoint User Level: Power User
This is pretty easy, and is applicable in most scenarios when using the data view web part. Basically, you create a blank web part page on your site, open that web part page in SharePoint Designer, and create your data view web part. Then, you save your (temporary) web part page, and click YES to the site definition page warning….

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    Hi Laura, I have been trying to get this to work – but keep getting a error “specified view” when I try to import the saved wp — I seem to have narrowed it to working on a page that has been detatched – but NOT on a ghosted page – could you please email me directly if you have any ideas? – getting really frustrated and I am hoping you could get me on track with just a few ideas

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