How to get the cascaded Lookup columns in sharepoint 2010,Iam having requirement like i have two lists(Category List and Sub category list)..For each item in category list i have 5 different items in sub category list..

So if i select one item(ex:Desktop) in Category list,the next column dropdown has to come corresponding items of sub category list which relates to item(Desktop) in category list..

Iam using three lists here 1)Category 2)Sub Category 3)Ticket calling category and sub category title columns as lookup columns in Ticket List..

i have searched some sites like http://www.sharepointboris.net/js/spcd/ but didnt find the solution

Could anyone help me achieve this?

Thanks, Naresh.

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    Thanks for commenting that you have found the answer, but it would be better if you could post an answer containing a little more detail on how you solved the problem, with the link added for reference. Thanks.
    – SPDoctor
    Dec 20, 2011 at 17:07

8 Answers 8


I got the Solution from http://cascadefilterlookup.codeplex.com

  • can you add details for the reason you chose this option over others?
    – Russell
    Dec 23, 2011 at 3:00

I've used a custom field for this request in SP 2007. I don't know for sure if you can use it in SP 2010.

  • thanks for your answer...but i got solution from this link cascadefilterlookup.codeplex.com Dec 20, 2011 at 10:13
  • the questions was about cascaded lookup fields. the link you have provided is about cascaded dropdown list so it makes a copy of the text and actually does not provide a real lookup
    – GillouX
    Jan 19, 2012 at 15:45
  • of course I was speaking about the Naresh link and not the one provided by Sven Gillis
    – GillouX
    Feb 1, 2012 at 10:43

Its can also be done in InfoPath, I highly recommend SPservices though. Examples:

  • thanks for your answer...but i got solution from this link cascadefilterlookup.codeplex.com Dec 20, 2011 at 10:15
  • @naresh if this codeplex module helped you, you should add it as answer and mark it as answer as soon as you can Dec 21, 2011 at 20:46
  • can you give me some resource to get this done in InfoPath?
    – Luke
    Jan 28, 2015 at 17:43
  • Updated answer with links to examples Jan 28, 2015 at 17:48

Check out SPServices Jquery library which provides cascading dropdown functionality among many others: http://spservices.codeplex.com/documentation


InfoPath is probably the easier solution to implement.


If you don't mind using the Metadata, I suggest you the best way to do the Category-Subcategory-Item senario at here.


I would like to share the link which would guide you in creating the cascading dropdowns in SharePoint Cascading or Filtered dropdowns in LookUp Columns Hope this helps you!


This is other custom field SharePoint Cascaded Lookup

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