Conditional Formatting using the DataGrid in SP Designer

Jon’s blog on how to do Conditional Formatting in Designer with the DataGrid view contains some excellent instructions and suggestions on how to add some usability enhancements to the data being presented from the DataGrid.

  • Showing / Hiding text based on column values (Eg "Sale" next to items that have a value greater than 0 in the discount data field)
  • Displaying KPI or Dashboard-style traffic lights based on how you are tracking (sales vs budget for example)

These kinds of tips are very useful when creating demos or mock-ups for clients. As I do not touch VS.NET, it’s important for me to do as much as possible before calling in the dev "big guns" to customise a page (It’s also better from a maintenance perspective if I’m just doing Out of the Box mods to a site).

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About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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