The SharePoint Wizard is a tool that allows the creation of multiple wizards that may be used to display information, control the data input of a user and write out the collected information to one or more SharePoint lists.
The SharePoint Wizard is a powerful tool that allows the creation of multiple wizards that may be used to display information, control the data input of a user and write out the collected information to one or more SharePoint lists.
The wizard web part consists of two related pieces:
- A SharePoint list that defines the steps for the wizard web part to execute
- A web part that is placed on a SharePoint page which will execute the steps
The wizard control can be used to manage and control the user input through a series of linear steps. In this way complicated data input can be simplified and made less error prone. The wizard may also be used to simply display information. Perhaps an easy way to organize and display company policies, or help screens or user documentation or any other static type of information. The use of the wizard web part is really only limited by the user’s imagination. The most likely use of the wizard will be to guide the user through a data input process, using questions, drop downs, checkboxes to simplify the input process. Conditional steps control what input the user will be shown and what data needs to be captured. In that way the wizard lets the user proceed linearly (from the first step to the last step) but also lets the user skip unnecessary steps or return to previous ones to change values. The whole process becomes simplier and more obvious.