KLilley

I have an ASP.NET 2.0 application that uses some fairly complex forms with a lot of logic behind them, feeding into a SQL Server 2000 database. Some of the clients other needs involve document management, for which WSS or possibly MOSS 2007 seem to be well suited. I'm wondering though if I would be able to bring this ASP.NET application into Sharepoint as well, or if it would have to remain an external application.

From what I've seen within SPS 2003, the lists and forms functionality is very document-based (or single table-based), but the forms that this app uses often update multiple tables based on the actions the user takes within a form. I just don't know if it's possible to create something like that within Sharepoint. I've looked at InfoPath 2007 too, but that looks like it might be a rather expensive solution since it seems to require a forms server in addition to Sharepoint and SQL Server. Can anyone point me towards something that might fill me in a bit on what my options might be in this situation Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Kris


Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Can Sharepoint handle this kind of application?

KLilley

Is this the wrong forum to ask this question in Is there someplace else I should try

- Kris




Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Can Sharepoint handle this kind of application?

Curtis Ruppe (MicroStaff IT)

You might be able to bring your logic into customized SharePoint pages / webparts / lists / site definitions and so forth. You cannot, however, bring your ASP.NET web application and integrate it directly into SharePoint as is.



Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Can Sharepoint handle this kind of application?

KLilley

Ok, that answers that question. Thanks for clearing that up. So I guess my follow-up question would be, is there some sort of webpart or other mechanism for building forms with fairly complex logic into Sharepoint Is that what InfoPath is used for, and does it require a forms server

- Kris




Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Can Sharepoint handle this kind of application?

Curtis Ruppe (MicroStaff IT)

Can you handle this complex logic with a customized ASP.NET page, a webpart, or an InfoPath form. InfoPath would not require MOSS 2007 Enterprise Edition or Forms Server, but would require the client-side to have Infopath installed. Creating an ASP.NET page would be the best option, but requires quite a bit of knowledge in how to use SharePoint core deployment / development technologies. WebParts are a little easier to create and there are plenty of tutorials on creating them. You can certainly create a page in SharePoint that just uses a single WebPart zone, and add that customized WebPart to that zone and almost create the same concept as the ASP.NET page.



Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Can Sharepoint handle this kind of application?

Armine

Curtis Ruppe

Do you have step by step instructions on how to execute ASP.Net application inside SharePoint We are able to execute custom asp.net pages however we experiencing random delay problems loading aspx problems and I was wondering what are we doing wrong... May be we missing step or something

Thank you in advance





Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Can Sharepoint handle this kind of application?

Colin Johnson

If you have an existing and fairly complex web app that needs some document management functionality the easiest way is to store the document in sharepoint and call sharepoint fron the existing app that remains outside of sharepoint.