Sharepoint By Dummies

See Also:

Setting Sharepoint Form Fields Using Query String Variables, Not Javascript

leave a comment »

One of my colleagues pointed me to this page.  It shows a way to automatically populate form fields in an aspx page using parameters.

We use parameters from  controls a lot, mostly on filters for dataviews.  For an overview see my entry on putting the users name on an aspx page.  With this if you have a form on the same page (in the insert or edit template) you can automatically populate fields from controls on the page.  The only downside is that you have to select the values before opening the form.  Since you can also feed parameters from the URL used to call the page you can also use this to pull parameters from one page into the next.

We have found that this does not work on WSS 3.0 (aka Sharepoint 2007) as it produces an error when you try to save the form.  My colleague has implemented it on Sharepoint 2010 successfully.


Written by stephenboothuk

September 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Speeches I Would Have Given

What I would have said at conference

Blogging about dyspraxia, aiming to raise much needed awareness a bit at a time as well as hopefully helping others along the way.

David Hunt, PE... Mechanical Engineer on the loose!

VALUE = Creativity + Diverse Experience + Critical Thinking

Not Literally Productions

Comedy, parody, tutorials and more!


A personal blog about having Asperger's

Dementia and Elderly Care News

News and research of interest to people involved in Dementia and Elderly Care

Marc D Anderson's Blog

A Knowledge Management Zealot Speaks Out

Codeless Solutions for SharePoint

Bryon Wyly is a SharePoint Developer dedicated to finding the limits to out-of the-box SharePoint solutions

the political blog of gordon lyew

SharePoint Business Analyst

Just another weblog

%d bloggers like this: