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I have two tables:

  1. Documents
  2. Project task

What I am looking for is the following:

  • I have a page with project tasks in a hierarchy list (done)
  • Clicking on a task will open an edit screen (done)
  • In this screen, I want a list with all documents belonging to this task
  • The documents table is not deployed on the same site (look-up columns seem to require this)

How can I create a list in the edit page with all documents, belonging to the task? Is this possible with look-up columns or is there another way to achieve this?

Thank you for your time

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could you say more about your SP environment (2007/2010, Foundation/Ent Server, etc) ? – Supriyo SB Chatterjee Mar 30 '12 at 13:55
Sorry. Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 with the following services: - Business Data Connectivity Service - Central Administration - Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Database - Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Database - Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Incoming E-Mail - Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Web Application - Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Workflow Timer Service – Alex Apr 2 '12 at 7:24

Did you try to use Sparqube Lookup? It supports to lookup documents from another site or even cross site collection.

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