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5. Click the Page tab, and then click Stop Editing to get out of edit mode.
Once out of edit mode, you can see the page as a user would. Note that you can create
views on the underlying lists specifically to be used for web parts with only the fields you
want to display, and then you can edit the web part to display that view.
6. To see how this related list stuff works, click the double-headed selection arrow next to
the customer item that has several sales orders related to it.
When you do, the Sales web part will be filtered to just show the sales orders for that
customer (Figure 7.52).
The Sales web
part filtered
One thing to note with connected lists is that the web parts don’t have a “clear selection”
feature, such that if no items are selected in the source list, then all items of the related list show.
This means that an item is always selected by default on the source list, and therefore the related
list below it is always being filtered. But at least you have a related list web part on the page.
Now, at a click of a mouse, you can see all the sales orders that a particular customer has made.
Something else to note is that the content page to which you add the related list web part
is now considered a web part page (since there are two list view web parts on it), so the title
breadcrumb no longer has a view menu at the end of it, and the default tabs for the list will not
display. To get the tabs, you have to select the list view web part you want them to affect. If you
remove the additional web part, the page reverts to a standard content page.
Congratulations! That should just about do it for your introduction to lists. I’ve covered
built-in lists, list templates, custom lists, list modification, views, overlays, branching logic,
calculations, validation, enforced relationships, related list web parts, and more. Lists have many
options and can become complex; however, you should have enough information to
experiment and make your own lists. If you’re curious about versioning and using your own content
types, continue to Chapter 8, “Introduction to Libraries,” for more on those features as I discuss
SharePoint libraries.
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