Create audience

SharePoint 2007

Updated: August 30, 2007

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-08

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

  • You have read the topic Manage audiences.

  • Your system is running either the Standard or Enterprise version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

    Audiences managers must have read access to the Shared Services Provider (SSP) administration site, and must have the Manage Audiences permission enabled.

Audience members can create audiences, which can then be used by other users to target content.

Use the following procedure to create an audience.

Create audience
  1. On the Shared Services Administration home page, in the Audiences section, click Audiences.

  2. On the Manage Audiences page, click Create audience.

  3. On the Create Audience page, in the Properties section, type a name and description.

  4. In the Owner text box, type or select a person to own this audience.

  5. Select Satisfy all of the rules or Satisfy any of the rules depending on the rules you have planned for each audience.

    Complex rules containing AND and OR can be created by developers using the Office SharePoint Server 2007 object model.
  6. Click OK.

    When you click OK, the Add Audience Rule page appears. Audiences must have at least one audience rule.
  7. To add a rule based on a user:

    1. In the Operand section, select User.

    2. In the Operator section, select Reports Under to create a rule based on organizational hierarchy or select Member Of to target by group or distribution list.

    3. In the Value box, type or select the user that you want to use to test this rule. For a Reports Under rule, select the person who is the manager of the users who you want to include in the audience. For a Member Of audience, select the group or distribution list to include for the audience rule.

  8. To add a rule based on a property of user profiles:

    1. In the Operand section, select Property, and then select a property from the menu.

    2. From the Operator menu, select an operator for the property. The operators vary by property, but common operators include = and Contains.

    3. In the Value section, type a value to use when evaluating the property against this rule.

  9. Click OK.