Calendar Plus Web Part 4.5 User’s Guide, Part 4: How to Use the Bamboo List Rollup Data View to Display your Data

Calendar Plus Web Part has long been an
indispensable tool (and a bestseller), with which you can display events and
tasks on a calendar from various data sources, such as SharePoint lists, List
Rollup, SQL databases, and BDC/BCS. With our latest release, Calendar Plus Web Part 4.5, we've included a host
of new features such as: Runtime Filter View for multiple lists; more columns
available to select for filtering; the ability to sort in Gantt view; and the
ability to dynamically filter calendars using Web Part Connections and List
Filter Web Part.

To help celebrate the release of Calendar Plus Web
Part 4.5
, we have put together a brand-new series that will walk you
through how to use the product's newest and most popular features.  Here in Part 4, we will show you how to use
Bamboo List Rollup Data View to
display your data in the Calendar Plus Web Part.

In
the Calendar Plus Web Part Settings
menu, click on Data Source Type under
the heading Data Source Settings

From
there, click on the radio button next to Bamboo
Solutions List Rollup
:

A
new window will appear that will walk you through the steps needed to use Bamboo Solutions List Rollup as your
Calendar Plus Data Source.

Step1 – List Rollup Type


Click
on the radio button next to List Rollup
Data View
.

Step 2 – List Rollup Data View Page URL
or List Rollup Schema Site URL


In this step, you can enter the
site URL where the List Rollup view is housed.  You have the option of entering either a static URL or a relative URL.  After you have
entered your desired URL, click Load
List Rollup Data Views
.  In this example, we'll be using the following URL: http://vngo15sql/HW24-LRU/default.aspx

Step 3 – List Rollup Data View or
Schema to Display


Select the List
Rollup Data View
that you would like displayed on Calendar Plus.  In this example, we've selected the view Calen Classic.

Step 4 – Base Columns


The Base Columns represent
the data which will be displayed on the Web Part.  Under Step 4, input the
following data, as applicable to your List or Library:

  • Item Display Column: Select the data type which will be displayed for items
    in calendar views (e.g., Title).
  • Start Date: Select the start date column type in the list or
    library which will be displayed for items in calendar views (e.g., Start
    Time).
  • End Date: Select the end date column type in the list or library
    which will be displayed for items in calendar views (e.g., End Time).

Step 5 -Filter Data

Under
Step 5, you will configure the filtering settings for your calendar.  Your options include the ability to Show all items and Specify Filter Conditions.

  • Show All Items: Display all items from your view (in this example, Calen Classic) on the Web Part:

  • Specify Filter Conditions: Select one or more columns to filter. With this option, you can add additional
    conditions, defining how each condition is joined using the And and Or operand
    options.

    • For example,
      if you select 'End Time', 'is equal to', '[Today]' Or 'Modified By',
      'is equal to' '[Me]' then the Calendar will display items that have the 'End
      Time' listed as today's date, or items that don't have the currently-logged-in
      users listed in the 'Modified By' column:

o  
After you
have finished entering in your desired settings and filters, click Save and Close > Apply > OK

o  
Navigate to
the Calendar Plus Web Part to view
your calendar with the filters set above.

Step 6 – Columns to Display in Item
Tooltip


You
can select columns from Available
Columns
to display on the tooltip.

After
you have selected your desired columns, click Save and Close > Apply
> OK

Navigate
to the Calendar Plus Web Part.  You will see that your calendar now has the
tooltip you selected above displayed.

Step 7 – Column for Description


Select
a column which will be displayed in Work Week and Day views (e.g., Description).

Step 8 – Item Identification


In
this step, you will establish the color-coding for your calendar.  You are able to select the colors which will
be displayed for each column in your calendar view with the following options:

  • Column to Color Code: Select Solid Colors or Gradient Colors.
  • Column to Identify by Icon: Click this box to provide a URL image of
    the icon to use.

Once
you have finished with Step 8, click Save
& Close
on the Calendar Plus Web
Part Settings
window.

Next,
click Apply, and then OK on the Web Part Tool Pane.  Your List Rollup Data View will now be
displayed on the Calendar Plus Web Part.

 

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Web Part 4.5
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