10 February, 2011

Create a Custom View for Survey List


In SharePoint, custom views are used to display the items in a list/libraries with custom look and feel.Therefore you have to choose a view format like Standard View, Calendar View, Datasheet View or Gantt View and accordingly you can customize the display style by choosing Filter condition, Sort method, Group By condition etc. SharePoint allows us to create custom views for the list and libraries. But for the Survey type list, SharePoint documentation doesn't mention anything about creating a custom view. Below mentioned steps are can be adapted to create a custom view for Survey List.


-Open a SharePoint Site......Open the Survey List. 


-Find the ListID from the URL like


List=%7BF2141E9F%2D8EA2%2D42EE%2DA965%2D52F1D7362066%7D


-Now change the URL in the browser as


http://SiteName:PortNo/_layouts/ViewType.aspx?List=%7BF2141E9F%2D8EA2%2D42EE%2DA965%2D52F1D7362066%7D


-Then choose a view format for the survey list.


-Type a custom View Name.


-In the same page open the style tab, choose a style for this view e.g Basic Table 


-Then press OK to create the view.


-Custom view has been successfully created for your survey, Thanks..


If you have any queries/questions regarding the above mentioned info then please let me know, Thanks..

21 comments:

  1. This information was very useful to me..

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  2. Thank you. Its my pleasure that my published information helped you to get the insight that you were looking for. thank again for your kind words :-) :-)

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  3. In sharepoint(2003) surveys I would like to see more than one filtered columns.
    In other words I want to have a column that you can filter according to the choice in the column, in my case the user chooses a supervisor name.I have that question already in the survey.
    Thanks
    Marius

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  4. if you already have that column in the survey then you just need to enable it by means of "Modify this view" option. thats it.

    How to modify the view of the survey:
    http://sharepointknowledgebase.blogspot.com/2011/02/create-custom-view-for-survey-list.html

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  5. This only tells you how to CREATE a NEW view. How do you MODIFY an EXISTING VIEW?

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    1. its very easy, when you are following the above mentioned steps then you will get the options to create a new view but on the same page, towards the bottom of the page, you can see the existing view and modify them as per your requirements. Please check and let me know in case of any problems

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    2. here are the details steps for your reference:

      1.From your survey’s Overview.aspx page, click the View dropdown and select All Responses. If you cannot see the View dropdown, you may need administrative permissions for that list. You can also change the URL from overview.aspx to Allitems.aspx to see the All Responses view.

      2.Note that only four columns appear on this view and none of them displays any survey data.

      3.Click the Site Actions button and select Edit Page. Once again, if you cannot see this option, you may not have the proper permissions for this list.
      4.Click the edit menu on the survey’s list view web part and select Modify Shared Web Part.
      5.Click the Edit the current view link under the view dropdown selector.

      6.You can modify the view like any other list but I do not recommend changing the view name or filename. No matter what you do from the UI, you can only have one view other than Overview and Summary.

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  6. SHarepoint 2010 Blog site on the Post.aspx page - I added the Averagerating column to the comments list view webpart using Sharpoint designer but the column does not show up- what is causing the column to be hidden. I can see it in the code as

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  7. did you make the changes in the webpart/actual list ? if you go to modify view option then can u see that column there ?

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  8. Hi Amol,
    I am new to SharePoint. My requirement is I need to take survey from different departments. I am planning send a invitation mail to participate in this survey. Below that invitation I will put hyperlink which will redirect user to survey overview page. Now I want to capture some details viz. incident number etc.which I am planning to send as query string. Now in the sharepoint survey I need to record/store this incident number against that user. I can get the user details however I am not sure how I can store this incident number in the survey. This will help me to analysis the result.

    thanks
    Sanju

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    1. Hi Amol,
      I am working on sharepoint wiki 2010 I need some inputs on below questions.
      1. I have created different wiki pages (*.aspx) , As every page has set of different properties example last updated , owner, last updated by etc. Along with this I have added some meta data properties at page level. i.e. Date of Publish, Domain etc. Now I can edit these properties using edit property option at page level.

      My requirement is I need to display these properties on a page. (i.e. on top of page) Current last updated by is displayed by default.

      Could you please let me know how I can display these properties on page?
      2. I have configured categorizes for every pages. If user clicks this then he can see all the pages belong to this category. However it shows only page name and html page, I would like display similar to ay search result.

      Request your inputs or comments.
      thanks

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  9. please correct me if i am wrong. if i understand your questions correctly then you need to get the ticket numbr associated with each user feedback.

    I have two suggestions for you by which you can implement this:

    1. by using single line of text column: If the incident numbers are dynamic and generated randomly then we can create one column in survey (content type: single line of text) in which user can copy and paste the incident number and proceed next for the rest questions

    2. by using choice column: if we have certain limit of incidents which are already predefined then we can create one column in which we can specify the list of incidents by which user can select the appropriate options and proceed next for others.

    let me know your inputs on this.. Thanks for your patience

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    1. Thanks Amol. Yes I need to get the ticket numbr associated with each user feedback. I was also thinking the first option however if user enters wrong ticket number then purpose of survey cannt be achieved.
      let me know ur comments. thanks

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  10. this is difficult one.. Survey has a lot of limitations so this cant be validated.. but you can go with the first option..

    let me know in case of any further queries, thanks for your patience...

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  11. Very nice post. Thanks!

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  12. Wow! Thanks! I've already bookmarked the site & saved a couple reports!

    http://www.surveytool.com/making-surveys/

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  13. Hi Amol,
    I am working on sharepoint wiki 2010 I need some inputs on below questions.
    1. I have created different wiki pages (*.aspx) , As every page has set of different properties example last updated , owner, last updated by etc. Along with this I have added some meta data properties at page level. i.e. Date of Publish, Domain etc. Now I can edit these properties using edit property option at page level.

    My requirement is I need to display these properties on a page. (i.e. on top of page) Current last updated by is displayed by default.

    Could you please let me know how I can display these properties on page?
    2. I have configured categorizes for every pages. If user clicks this then he can see all the pages belong to this category. However it shows only page name and html page, I would like display similar to ay search result.

    Request your inputs or comments.
    thanks

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  14. Just what I was looking for.

    thanks

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  15. Hi Amol. I'm so close and yet so far. I was able to do everything you described to create a new view for a survey I created but when I go to the new view, it just has the overview even though it says my custom view name in the view drop down box. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks!

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    1. I think there is some wrong with the guid that you are selecting. let me know in case of any queries on the same so that we can discuss and proceed further, Thanks for your patience

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  16. hi,

    i need to delete the customized view created. How to do that in sharepoint 2007. Please help

    Thanks

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