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Export a Dataview as part of a Site Template

Out of the box, if you use a list-bound dataview as part of a Sharepoint Site Template, you’ll get a grumpy message when creating a new site

“Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible HTML editor such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer. If the problem persists, contact your Web server administrator.”

How helpful.

The issue is the dataview has a hard-coded reference to the list guid on the original site. To resolve this, simply wrap curly braces “{” and “}” around all instances of the guid. This tells Sharepoint to refer to the newly created list when deploying the site template.

Granted this seems like a bug, but it works.

There should be 6 or 7 references to the listID in any dataview. Just hunt through the code and you should find it fairly easily.

By admin on October 21, 2008 | Sharepoint | A comment?

Music worth listening to

Just heard a great song from the Black Tories called Ghost in the Machine which was played during the into of the most recent podcast from the Canucks Outsider.  You can download it from their website…. and if you like it, buy their album.  One of the best songs I’ve heard all year. 

By admin on October 14, 2008 | music | A comment?