This is best explained using an image: Inheriting data from parent site list

I have a parent site with a list of products, each of which has its own Project sub-site. I want the home page of each sub-site to display data about its record from the list in the parent site. The text in the subsite can be plain text - it doesn't need to be edited or affect the original list in the parent site. The info should change if the record in the parent list is updated though.

Is there a way to do this without InfoPath? Is there a web part that will work?



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I'd recommend doing this using JavaScript using REST API or JSOM. You can add a webpart that will query which site the webpart is on, then you can query that list in order to pull back the information for that list item.

EDIT: I may be a little bias in that approach

  • Hi Mike, Could you point me in some directions of how to achieve this approach? Do I have to create a custom webpart, or can I use JS Link to Lookup data and manipulate its output?
    – Mark E
    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:51

You achieve this by using OOB content Query web part. Specify your list in Query property of webpart. And select "Show items from the following list:" select your list Name.

  • I'm experimenting with this part now, thanks. I'll mark it as 'correct' if it works :)
    – Mark E
    Mar 17, 2017 at 10:00
  • No prob, i have tried this at my end and it works:)
    – Sunil Sahu
    Mar 20, 2017 at 5:31

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