Is it possible to point the CQWP to a list view? We have implemented 3rd level navigation using subsites and now the subsites can't read the lists in the parent unless we use a content query web part, which in turn requires custom XSLT to get the same built-in views we had with the lists in the parent.

Anyway around this? Can a CQWP point to list views? It would be so convenient! We're so close to using this solution but don't want to do XSLT templates for each list, which already has a view on the parent site.


  • I'm open to any other ways you know of pulling list views to show in another site :) – Alex C Oct 30 '11 at 19:47

No, the CQWP is configured to find items using a query but won't echo a pre-configured View.

You could however try using a List View web part which will allow you to show a pre-configured view.

  • Thanks, GavinB. Can a List View web part pull a list view from another site? – Alex C Oct 30 '11 at 19:56
  • I wonder if this works for SP2010: blogs.msdn.com/b/ramg/archive/2009/04/21/… – Alex C Oct 30 '11 at 20:25
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    I'm pretty sure that list views will work between sites withing the same site collection. – GavinB Oct 30 '11 at 20:41

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