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I have a documentlibrary and a few questions about childsite to childsite, parentsite to childsite & childsiteto parentsitestructure.

Consider a documentlibrary that's on the parentpage and is filled with documents. I want to display that same documentlibrary on the childpage with those same documents. How do I accomplish this? And when I have a documentlibrary on different childpages how can I display those on the parentpage?

Thanks in advance.

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just for clarification: when you say "parent-page" you actually mean "page on parent site"? ..and what you try to achieve is to have a view of documents from a child-site on the parent Site. I assume all in the same Site Collection?? – Marius Constantinescu - MVP Feb 26 '13 at 9:04
I mean, a subsite with subsite under 1 subsite. You know, like a tree strucute. Subsite A has x Subsites under it – Fabian Blom Feb 26 '13 at 9:07
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There could be many ways, however with some constraints, and even require development.

Simple scenarios:

  1. Use CQWP (Content Query Web Part) is the most simple to use - it does however require Publishing Sites (or to activate Publishing infrastructure). This allows for rollup of content across the whole site collection, including targeting a particular list at some sub-site level.
  2. Use DVWP (Data View Web Part) - many ways to achieve it, mostly via SPD, but have a look here for a step by step example, or here
  3. Customize a Search Core Results web part with a particular scope - less for targeting one list, works across site collection, but requires certain know-how.

More complex (aka Programatic) - even requiring custom Web parts that rely on rollup/agregation techniques (start here Use any of the ways mentioned here ( which rely on SPSiteDataQuery (what CQPW uses also), PortalSiteMapProvider or other technique

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Thank you! This helped me a lot. – Fabian Blom Feb 27 '13 at 9:48
Happy I could help, that is why we are here! Best of luck – Marius Constantinescu - MVP Feb 27 '13 at 14:53

If you are sharing the same content between them why not simply create one site, and create multiple pages within that?

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