I have a SharePoint 2013 web application with a top level site and some subsites, how can I Display a list or library from top level site to subsites.


Same 2010 method still works in the SharePoint 2013.

  • open the site in designer
  • select all document views of the list /library
  • then save XsLtListViewWebpart
  • Now edit the page where you want to display it.
  • upload and add the webpart.

Please check this for compete steps.SharePoint 2010 display list or library on another site

  • Thank you you are right, but How can I make a data view from top level library?
    – Melika
    May 28 '15 at 18:06
  • did you check the blog and follow the instructions?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    May 28 '15 at 18:10
  • yes,It works great in sharepoint 2013
    – Melika
    May 28 '15 at 18:13
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    link given in answer is not working Oct 13 '16 at 6:15
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    the broken link can be accessed through web archive: web.archive.org/web/20131114212951/http://… Jan 4 '17 at 11:37

When you say « top level site » I assume you mean a site collection.

You can try to use a Content Query Web Part (CQWP).

Using this webpart you can configure it to show content from anywhere in your site collection (list or document library).

Note that if your site is a team site, be sure to active publishing features or you wont see the Content Query Web Part in the list of available webparts.

  • How can I make a data view from top level library?
    – Melika
    May 28 '15 at 18:06

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