There is very little information available on connecting web parts on a web part page. This seems to be too advanced a topic for most of the end user resources. On the other hand, it's not a developer or IT Pro topic either.

Here are the resources I've checked: - The Bill English's "SharePoint Administrator's Companion" and the "SharePoint 2007 User's Guide" by Seth Bates both have one page on the topic. Rob Bogues' book has nothing I can find. - Office Online, Connect data in Web Parts is not complete.

I want a comprehensive list of all of the out of the box web parts that are connectable and under which exact scenarios.

  • Are you waiting for the bounty? I don't see the option to add one yet.
    – Tom Resing
    Feb 4, 2010 at 15:02
  • @Alex Thanks for the edit. You're right. That is less subjective. And more descriptive. Any ideas on the answer?
    – Tom Resing
    Aug 25, 2011 at 14:28
  • Sorry no and no time to find out either! But the way I would find out (being a dev) is use a tool to find all web parts in the SharePoint DLLs that implement the connectable interfaces.
    – Alex Angas
    Aug 25, 2011 at 22:54
  • @Alex that's a good idea.
    – Tom Resing
    Aug 30, 2011 at 14:25

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Hmmm...did a little quick digging, found some interesting resources:

I found several other posts that may be what you're looking for, but they seemed a little more specific. Here's what I used to do the search: SearchforSharePoint.com


  • Hi John, those are both good articles, but don't you think there should be something better? I've wondered about this question from the very first time connections were demonstrated to me by a SharePoint MVP 4 years ago. Why doesn't someone explain it better?
    – Tom Resing
    Jan 31, 2010 at 14:24

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