I am currently inserting a Content Query Web Part inside a custom Edit form for a list. The idea is to display a link to a file in a Document Library. I got it all to work except the filter in the content query.

The Document Library has an added single text column for Client Name. The list has a Lookup Column to get the Client Name from the Document Library.

I am setting the filter in the Content Query as follows:

Show Items When: ClientName is equal to [PageFieldValue: Client]

ClientName is the column in the Document Library. Client is the lookup column in the list for which the custom form is being created.

Any help would be appreciated.

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The PageFieldValue token can only be used inside a Publishing page, not in a list form.
I'd rather go with a Script Web part. It would link to the SPService script (for instance) that you could use to get the current value for the list item, and request the document URL in the doc lib. Your script would then format a <a> tag.

  • I am basically trying to replicate work done previously on our site. This is the way the previous developer had it. Although I can see everything the previous developer did I cannot get it to work the same. I'll try the script web part later today.
    – Martin
    Commented Dec 17, 2015 at 13:13

I decided to scrap the idea and take a whole different approach.

Thanks anyways

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