Org Chart jQuery/SharePoint/Google Charting Mashup

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This is a presentation I did at SharePoint Saturday - Twin Cities on Oct. 29, 2011.

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Org Chart jQuery/SharePoint/Google Charting Mashup

  1. 1. ORG CHART/SITE MAP MASHUPHow to create a List-driven, Graphical Org Chart using jQuery, Web Services and the Google Charting API
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION• David Petersen• Twitter: @dipetersen• Email: david@dipetersen.com
  3. 3. BLOG – WHATSTHESHAREPOINT.COM
  4. 4. PRO SHAREPOINT DESIGNER 2010
  5. 5. THE PROBLEM• Business user created an Org Chart as a JPG• Web programmer sliced it up and created HTML to display it on a SharePoint page• Lost the original graphic• Needed to make a change, asked for my help• Another JPG was not a good solution• Business user always had to have a programmer help update
  6. 6. ORIGINAL
  7. 7. THE SOLUTION• SharePoint list-driven solution• Content Editor Web Part• Use jQuery to query the SP Web Services • SPServices jQuery library for SharePoint Web Services – Marc Anderson • http://spservices.codeplex.com/• Use Google OrgChart Visualization API • http://code.google.com/apis/chart/interactive/docs/gallery/orgchart.html
  8. 8. SHARE POINT LISTS• Site Map • Fields • Title – The name of each box. • Parent – Defines the parent-child relationship. • Provides the structure of the org chart.• Site Map Content • Fields • Content – of the box. • Url – Provided so that we can link to somewhere on the site. • Position – Defines what position in the box. • SiteMapNode – Lookup to the Title field in the Site Map list. (Relationship to first list)
  9. 9. SITE MAP LISTField Name Type NotesTitle Single Line of TextParent Lookup This lookup field references the Title field in the same list. Content Title Parent IT Database IT Systems IT Collaboration IT
  10. 10. SITE MAP CONTENTField Name Type NotesContent Single Line of Text Rename Title fieldUrl Single Line of TextPosition Number Set to Zero decimal places, minimum number 1SiteMapNode Lookup Lookup to the Site Map list and reference Title field
  11. 11. CONTENT FOR SITE MAP CONTENT LISTContent Url Position SiteMapNodeDirector: Jim Smith 1 ITManager: Bob Blisand 1 DatabaseOracle Team # 2 DatabaseMSSQL Team # 3 DatabaseMySQL Team # 4 DatabaseManager: Chris Cooper 1 SystemsMicrosoft Systems Team # 2 SystemsLinux Team # 3 SystemsManager: Wesley Willingham 1 CollaborationSharePoint Development # 2 CollaborationWeb Development # 3 Collaboration
  12. 12. DEMOTo the code…and beyond…
  13. 13. Folder Structure• resources • content • sitemap.js • css • images • background-image • js • jquery • spservices
  14. 14. IEFirefox
  15. 15. IEFirefox
  16. 16. Use background image
  17. 17. IEFirefox
  18. 18. MORE INFORMATION• 4 Part Series – Step by Step • http://whatsthesharepoint.com • Download sitemap.js • Download background graphic• CSS3 Reference: http://www.css3.info• Amazon Search for: Pro SharePoint Designer 2010• Google Chart Tools • code.google.com/apis/chart/index.html• @dipetersen• http://www.linkedin.com/in/dpetersen

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