In SharePoint Foundation 2010, I have a Site > Subsite structure in which all Subsites were created with a template, and house the exact same folder structure. What I would like to do is create a top-level "Portal Page" belonging to the Parent Site that has web parts that list the contents of a particular Document Library for a site that is selected by the user. So, consider:


  • SubsiteA (has Accounts Document Library)
  • SubsiteB (has Accounts Document Library)
  • SubsiteC (has Accounts Document Library)

Each Subsite has the same document libraries. On the ParentSite's default page, i want to display a "master view" of the document library, but limit it to see the library of the site they have selected. So maybe, if I go to


...then my Portal Page will display a view of the Accounts Document Library belonging to SubsiteA. If I have SubsiteB in the query string, display a view of the Accounts Document Library in SubsiteB (and so on). Do I need a custom web part for this? Can this be accomplished in SharePoint Designer? I definitely don't see this as a possibility in the UI.

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    Yeah... y'all don't know how to do it. Because it's SharePoint... and SharePoint stinks. Go ahead, admit it. ;) – Christine Feb 24 '16 at 22:39
  • Content By Query Webpart can help you in this. But for that you need to activate the Publishing feature. – Asad Refai Feb 25 '16 at 5:43
  • Yeah, I don't really know what that means lol. But, I'm sure I can Google all that and figure it out. Thanks! – Christine Feb 25 '16 at 16:37

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