Using a list control from another site in Sharepoint

Today I attempted to insert a list web part from the parent site on the default.aspx page on a child site.  I followed the direction located at: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointdesigner/HA101191181033.aspx#1

I added the site by choosing the Connect to library option. As a side note, after adding the connection, when I clicked the plus sign to expand the site it took such a long time (over 2 minutes) to populate I thought I did something wrong. However, it eventually showed all of the lists that were on that site.

I dropped the control in a web-part zone and was surprised to just see unformatted html, not the web-part that I was expecting. I tried another control and received the same thing.

So I did a quick search on google for “Insert Data Source Control” and quickly came across a very helpful post by Jackie Bodine (Displaying a list on another site). Once I clicked Show Data, chose my fields that I wanted, and selected Insert Selected Fields as “Multiple Item View”, the control was there and fully formatted.

June 27th, 2008 | Leave a Comment

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