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Web Part Configuration

Add a web part to a page

After you install the Data View Tools package, its included web parts will be available when you add a new web part to your page as appears in the following screenshot: 

Click the web part that you want to add.
Now you need to configure the web part:

Configuring data-source & display-groups

You can connect any of the Data View Tools web parts to one or more data sources.
To configure the web part's data source, click the "Configure data source" button:

This will open the following toolpane:

Configure data source

Click "Add a data source" to connect the web part to a data source, you will see the following settings page:
Under the "Data provider" tab, give your data source a name and select its type.
Each of the Data View Toolset's web parts includes different data-source types, the Data-Source Types & Properties section provides the details on each of the data-sources' configuration properties.
Once you configured your data source, you should see its data in the web part's default display.
The "Color coding" tab enables you to configure fore/back color for your data source:
You need to configure these settings when you have multiple data sources, and you wish each to be displayed in a different color.  
To add additonal data-sources, click the "Add" link on the left side of the settings page above.
When you add additional data sources, they will be displayed in overlay using the same layout:
Clicking a data-source legend will show/hide the data-source's data.

Configure display-group

IMPORTANT: Display-groups are available only with the Data View Plus web part subscription.
In case the web part is connected to multiple data-sources, they can be displayed in an overlay layout (default behaviour), or have each data-source displayed in a seperate tab by using display-groups.
To add a display-group click the "Display groups" tab in the data source settings page:
Click "Add a display group", you will see teh following settings page:
Give your group a name and then select which data-sources should be diplayed by that display-group by clicking the "Add data source" link:
Finally, if you want to have that display-group displayed only to selected SharePoint groups, select which groups in the "Target audience" field:
After you create multiple display-groups, each includes one or more connected data sources, you will see each of the display-groups' data items displayed in a seperate tab:

Tabs (display-groups) which were targetted to specific SharePoint groups will be visible only to those group members.
After you have connected your web part to the required data source/s, you can now configure how the data will be displayed.

Configuring the web part display

While you are in edit mode, after you configured the web part's data-source/s, you will see the default web part display, made of a combination of display controls.

: Here's how the List View Plus web part looks after connecting it to a Tasks list:

As appears in the screenshot above, the default display of List View Plus web part includes teh following display controls:
  • Top Menu Bar
  • Folders
  • Paging
  • Table
  • Bottom Menu Bar
You can fully customize the display by configuring these controls and add other controls.
To configure a display control, click the gear icon  on the right-side of the control.
To delete an existing control or add a new control - click the "Switch to advanced mode" link at the top of the web part; this will "unlock" the web part layout and reveal additional options:

The Display controls page provides the details about the available display controls and their configuration options.

Last modified at: 9/12/2021 3:48 AM
Last modified by: Kiran Gandhi
Type: User-guide
Article has been viewed 2033 times.

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