Daily Archives: April 1, 2009

Business Data Catalog Definition Editor tool (or “BDC tool”) is now available in the latest (August 2008) version of the downloadable MOSS 2007 SDK

Microsoft have released a tool for developing BDC XML Schems catalogs and it’s part of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server August SDK.

Here is the download link:

To know more about BDC tool read here:

Note: it works with AdventureWorksDW not with AdventureWorks

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Posted by on April 1, 2009 in administration, BDC, New Releases


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Limit length of dataview webpart title text character

Limit Announcment list title length

To alter the character limit of an Announcements List, there is an attribute that must be set through SharePoint Designer on the page that contains the web part. Perform a search for the string “Limit Len=” on the page in question and alter the value to reflect the character limit you would like.The default character limit attribute is set to 250 characters.

Limit Dataview webpart of any list title text

<xsl:value-of select=”concat(substring(@Title,1,100),’…[+]’)” disable-output-escaping=”yes” />


    <a href=”http://mylink/Pages/Test.aspx?id={@ID}”><xsl:value-of select=”concat(substring(@Title,1,100),’…[+]’)” disable-output-escaping=”yes” /></a><xsl:if test=”ddwrt:IfNew(string(@Modified))”><IMG SRC=”/_layouts/1033/images/new.gif” alt=”New” /></xsl:if>



Posted by on April 1, 2009 in Sharepoint Designer, Webpart


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