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I want to add a page where users can view and edit a list, problem is the list is not in the site but rather in its parent site. I also want to be able to filter the list so they can only see a items that have a predefined value in a certain column.

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I think you should try using Content Query Webpart(CQWP) in your site. You can fetch data from your parent site by using it.

here is a link which might be helpful.

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SharePoint out-of-the-box doesn't allow you to display list views from other sites. You have a couple of options though:

1) Use a third-party tool

2) Write a custom web part or application page in Visual Studio that queries the list data from that site and displays it using a GridView or other control on the page.

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is it possibly references and not a copy so they can still edit it ? – Dr.Denis McCracleJizz Oct 11 '12 at 20:16
Using a third-party tool or writing some code to do it would query the list from the parent site (so it only exists in one place). You could save it as a template and re-create the list in multiple places if you wanted (after each list was created, it would be independent of the template). – John Chapman Oct 11 '12 at 20:19
I understand but i would need it to be referenced, so when an element is modified in the child site the same element in the parent would also be. Is there a way to achieve this ? Linking the list on child page with a specific view that would have filters ? I can also deploy code i just dont know what to do in terms of design... – Dr.Denis McCracleJizz Oct 11 '12 at 20:40
Right, so building a web part that queries your parent list and displays it in the web part would work. Here are some tutorials to get you started: Custom Web Part (…); Querying Lists from C# ( – John Chapman Oct 11 '12 at 20:50

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