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I am running SharePoint Foundation on Windows server 2008. When the user clicks on a list item, I would like a form to open that has child data on it for the item they selected, much like how it works in SharePoint Designer when you click edit a site page. How do I do this?

Thanks for your help.


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What you are looking for is something like this called Cascading Lookup, which, by the way, does not support SharePoint 2010 so far. In addition to build this tool by your self, you can take a look at Jquery. Lot of people believe JQuery is the best and easiest way to go.

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Thanks John. I am new to SharePoint so if anyone can provide a link with detailed information on how this is done, it would be greatly appreceated. Thank you. – Anonymous Jul 16 '10 at 17:44


There is a free plugin called SPServices that will allow you to do this. This plugin is well documented and very active by it's author. Definitely worth a look!

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