This was an article that I wrote on endusersharepoint.com
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….