SharePoint lists are amazingly versatile for storing data in an “almost database” kind of way. For those with access to enterprise features and SharePoint Designer, accessing that data to create custom displays and reports is point-and-click easy. Those if us without such access have to get a little more… creative.
- This technique allows us to pull information from any site accessible to the client, local or not.
- You and all intended end users must have Read Access to the site and list you’re working with. This is client-side code, after all.
- You can pull data into other SharePoint pages, of course, but also into non-sharepoint web sites.
- See my article , “Accessing SharePoint List with Visual Basic for Applications“, for examples of using the services with client-side applications such as Word and Excel.
These examples were developed against SharePoint 2010, but should also work in the 2007 and 2013 versions.