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Display the users IP Address in a Data View Web Part
Quite simple really :) Open up an existing DVWP or create one. Right click the DVWP and select ‘Common Data View Tasks’ (or click the little arrow that appears on the top right of the DVWP) Click the ‘Parameters’ link In the dialog that opens up click the ‘New Parameter’ button. Provide a name for the parameter (e.g. IPAddress) In the ‘Parameter Source’ dropdown select ‘Server Variable’ In the ‘Server Variable Name’ text box enter REMOTE_ADDR Leave the ‘Default Value’ text box empty Click OK Now ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:20 PM

Data View Web Part error in SharePoint Designer
When I updated the ‘Filter Criteria’ of a fully functioning DVWP through SharePoint designer I was presented with the following error: The server returned a non-specific error when trying to get data from the data source. Check the format and content of your query and try again. If the problem persists, contact the server administrator. Took me a while to figure it out. This is what caused it and how to fix it: When you create a DWVP, SPDesigner adds a parameter called ListID and assigns it the GUID ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:08 PM

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Posted On Thursday, April 2, 2009 8:11 PM

Truncate the characters displayed in a blog post
This is how to reduce the number of characters displayed in a blog post on the default.aspx page of a blog site created from the OOTB SharePoint blog template. Open up the site in SharePoint Designer Open the default.aspx and switch to Code View Perform a Find & Replace for the following: Find- <Field Name="Body"/> Replace- <Limit Len="99" IgnoreTags="TRUE" MoreText="...">&... Name="Body&quo... This would limit the ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:35 AM

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