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This was so easy in SharePoint Designer 2007 - you just used the "Connect to another library..." link and you could quickly create a DVWP on your page that used any list/library in your site collection.

Is there a way to easily do this in SharePoint Designer 2010? Marc Anderson has a post about messing a bit with the code to reproduce but that's not quite the Easy Button I'm hoping for. Neither is using Web Services. Both are fine enough as approaches but they're a both a little too fragile to recommend to some of our power users.

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connect to another library in sharepoint 2010 does not exist, they for some reason removed it. But I did find another method being used using sharepoint designer...I dont know if it would be any use to you ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SfpgoEUlIw

hope it helps :)

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Thanks - that appears to be the best way to go about it. MS never fails to amaze. –  Cory M Oct 9 '12 at 15:19
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With my Item Lister & Item Viewer web parts, you can fetch data from any list or library in a site collection without writing any code. You can check them out at: http://www.spwp.net

Have a nice day...

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