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  • Hi,

     

    I'm planning to build an application that will require to maintain a list of values, in order to populate drop down list boxes.

    I can use the lookup field for this requirement but only if I stay in the same site collection, isn't it ?

    If I want to be able to maintain "global" values, what are my choices ? Is there any easy way ?

    I'm thinking about creating a custom field with its own logic and data retrieval, but custom field are not always easy to build and are not compatibles with office apps (in the server properties pane).

     

     

    thanks for any advice.

    steve


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Answers

  • Yes, SPFieldLookup supports only current site collection.

    Also the target of the LookupField property must be one of the following field types:

    SPFieldType.Counter
    SPFieldType.DateTime
    SPFieldType.Number
    SPFieldType.Text

    only

    To create "free" lookup you should create a custom base on SPSPFieldText and implement all the methods

    Also, I can offer commercial cross site lookup:

    Virto Cross Site&Cascaded Lookup Feature

     

    • Marked as answer by Steve B_ Tuesday, August 17, 2010 10:01 AM
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:00 AM

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  • Yes, SPFieldLookup supports only current site collection.

    Also the target of the LookupField property must be one of the following field types:

    SPFieldType.Counter
    SPFieldType.DateTime
    SPFieldType.Number
    SPFieldType.Text

    only

    To create "free" lookup you should create a custom base on SPSPFieldText and implement all the methods

    Also, I can offer commercial cross site lookup:

    Virto Cross Site&Cascaded Lookup Feature

     

    • Marked as answer by Steve B_ Tuesday, August 17, 2010 10:01 AM
    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 9:00 AM
  • thanks for your answer.

    My customer can't (yet) migrate to sharepoint 2010 and it's managed meta data... bad luck :)


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