Posted on 2011-04-27
I am new to SharePoint and looking for directions on build a dynamic page.
What I want to achieve on this page is that users can can enter a value into a search box and get filtered info out of a list on the same site. Let's assume this list is about parts and inventory. You have thousands of part numbers on this list, each has inventory position as of today. What users like to know if that whether a part they look for is in stock or not.
Suppose I already have the list popluated and posted on the Sharepoint site, what do I need to do next to build an interface where users can enter a part number and then get inventory position for particular part. I can imgine it would be a form with a text box for entering value and a repeating table for displaying results. Maybe also a button to excute the search.
I see many icons in SharePoint about forms. But they don't seem to be relevant to the form I am thinking of. As I said, I am pretty newbie and don't understand well of the functionalities exist and terminolgies used in SharePoint. So I come here for advice on good approaches to build such a page.
I am aware of InfoPath and SharePoint Designer. Do I have to use them?