Is it possible, without writing code, using SharePoint Designer 2013 to link a list from a sub-site to a list on the parent site? I tried creating a webpart from the list on the parent site and placed on the sub-site but I cannot find a way to link to that view from the sub-site. I was hoping by having the webpart from the parent site on the sub-site with the data that I would be able to link to that webpart thus allowing me to link to the data in the parent site.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Can you add more info? Du have List A in parent and List B in child? Are you trying to link with a lookup field? Mar 29 '17 at 17:00
  • Yes, List A is in the parent site and contains a column of information I want to select and store in list B in a sub-site.
    – Kevin
    Mar 30 '17 at 17:44

One option:

  1. Create a list A in the root site.
  2. Create a site column (of type lookup) in the root site referencing the list created in step 1.
  3. In the sub site, in a list B, create a column using the "Add from existing site columns"

And ready.

More info here: Access lookup Site column from subsite

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