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Setting Sharepoint Form Fields Using Query String Variables, Not Javascript

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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.

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Written by stephenboothuk

September 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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