locked
Grouping items for a specific period of time... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am very new to SP, so I hope I'm wording this correctly. 

    I am creating some custom lists to monitor students who turn in assignments for a class. 

    I need to be able to organize the lists by Week 1Week 2, and Week 3

    With in each list, I will identify a bunch of different assignments that students are required to complete with Yes/No options. 

     

    What do I need to do in order group the itemized assignments under the respective group names? 

     

    Because I'm fairly new to this, please be as simple as possible. 


    Jared L. Newnam JPC Solutions http://www.jpcsolutions.com Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 5:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi Jared,

    You can think of your list like a simple spreadsheet. Each record has its own row and each one has data entered in columns that span across the page. If one of those columns is entitled something like "Week #", then browsing down the list you would see numbers in that column, like 1, 2, 3, etc.

    Assuming this is how you set up the list, you can use the steps provided in the previous post to group on that column, quite similar to sorting records in a spreadsheet.

    Does this help you? Post back if not.

    Best,

    Eric

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:01 PM
  • Eric,

          I finally figured out the grouping. Thanks for you push. 

     

    Preview Pane

    Now, if I could get your help with the Preview Pane. I'd like to set it so I can hover over a specific student and be able to see what's been submitted and what hasn't. This way I don't have to click on every student's record. 

     

    Thanks, 


    Jared L. Newnam | JPC Solutions | http://www.jpcsolutions.com | Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 8:35 PM

All replies

  • Hi Jared,

    Could you please elaborate? In particular, as you marked a similar question as "answered" yesterday, what is different in this scenario (or what is your additional question)?

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointcustomization/thread/6e42aaa4-c495-42f8-94f4-db1056cc408f

    Best wishes,

    Eric

     

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 5:28 PM
  • Hi Eric,

     

             I re-posted it today because I thought I had it in the wrong forum yesterday. It seems there’s no specific forum for SharePoint 2007, which is what my organization uses. I’m still in the same scenario as yesterday. In yesterday’s answer, you asked, “Are the week numbers entered in a dedicated column?” I honestly don’t know what that means. I was recently invited to join the SharePoint team for my organization, so I’m learning from the ground up. But I have a lot to prove, so the research for specific things like this is on me.

     

    Can you explain what you meant yesterday, more thoroughly? You’re answer sounds very good, but I’m not sure if I have everything set up correctly.

     

    Thanks, 


    Jared L. Newnam | JPC Solutions | http://www.jpcsolutions.com | Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 5:44 PM
  • Hi Jared,

    You can think of your list like a simple spreadsheet. Each record has its own row and each one has data entered in columns that span across the page. If one of those columns is entitled something like "Week #", then browsing down the list you would see numbers in that column, like 1, 2, 3, etc.

    Assuming this is how you set up the list, you can use the steps provided in the previous post to group on that column, quite similar to sorting records in a spreadsheet.

    Does this help you? Post back if not.

    Best,

    Eric

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:01 PM
  • Will I be able to utilize the "Preview Pane" feature with the advice you've provided? 
    Jared L. Newnam | JPC Solutions | http://www.jpcsolutions.com | Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:17 PM
  • Okay... I've included some attachments that might help what I see, and then maybe my thought process for this... 

     

    The SharePoint Example Layout is what I'm looking for in the end.

     

     

    Below are the succession of screenshots I took while doing what you said... 

    Then... (see next post)

     


    Jared L. Newnam | JPC Solutions | http://www.jpcsolutions.com | Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:42 PM
  • Then... 
    One more post... 

    Jared L. Newnam | JPC Solutions | http://www.jpcsolutions.com | Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:43 PM
  • Lastly... This is what I see when I got to create a new profile, following your instructions. What am I doing wrong? 

     



    Jared L. Newnam | JPC Solutions | http://www.jpcsolutions.com | Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:44 PM
  • Eric,

          I finally figured out the grouping. Thanks for you push. 

     

    Preview Pane

    Now, if I could get your help with the Preview Pane. I'd like to set it so I can hover over a specific student and be able to see what's been submitted and what hasn't. This way I don't have to click on every student's record. 

     

    Thanks, 


    Jared L. Newnam | JPC Solutions | http://www.jpcsolutions.com | Phone: 480-331-5721
    Tuesday, October 4, 2011 8:35 PM
  • Hi Jared,

    Since you said above that you got the "grouping" figured out, I didn't take a look at the screenshots you posted earlier. Please let us know if you still have questions about that.

    As for the Preview Pane, I wasn't previously familiar with it. It's pretty well hidden, but now that I've found it, it looks very cool. Turns out the Preview Pane is simply a "style" with which you can view a list. You can also apply it to the view that web parts use.

    I don't know how it will work in your situation, but to enable it, go to your list and select the Settings drop down from the list's menu bar, then List Settings (or something similar).

    Next, scroll down to Views and select one or create a new one. Somewhere around the 7th section on the page is entitled Style, where you can select Preview Pane as the option.

    I found out about this at the following link. Since you are interested in learning more about SharePoint, EndUserSharePoint posts should be on your reading list.

    https://www.nothingbutsharepoint.com/sites/eusp/Pages/a-hidden-gem-the-preview-pane-view-in-sharepoint.aspx

    Best,

    Eric

     

     

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 2:59 AM