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Quick Apps for SharePoint by Dell
Platforms & Workflows
(Updated: February 24, 2013)

Userful collection of Web Parts

Quest offers about 10 web parts that can be completely configured to leverage global features and reduce time development using the user interface. Quest Web Parts can fit most of your business needs.

Developers can easily configure a lot of things (for a complete overview, please refer to Quest web site: End users are allowed to do the same (depending on users’ permissions) but this can be complex for them to implement all features.

Some interesting features are provided by these Web Parts. For example, there is a web part to export filtered data to Excel (users don’t have to use Excel 2007 in opposition to O.O.B export feature) or another one to display information using graphs.

These basic features are really useful.

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Beside classic forms and views, System Information forms can be used when Business Data Catalog is not available for displaying and modifying data coming from other System Information like SAP.

One of the most important features is the ability to extend functionality of Quest forms by adding buttons with custom code.

Furthermore, it is up to the developers to code some new layouts (CSS, data display structure and anything related to display) or adding some features in the form.

All the forms can be displayed in different languages depending on the culture of the user using a really simple technique based on a resources list. In the latest version, lookup values can be displayed using the current culture. This is really interesting for displaying some document status or choices in different languages. With these components, SharePoint is really a collaborative platform whatever people language is.
Quest List View doesn’t provide filter features as Microsoft did (filter choices on the title of the field). This can be disconcerting for end users who already use SharePoint and did not receive a short training yet.
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