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SiteCollection 1 in ContentDB 1 has List 1 with custom lookup field. This lookup field returns all text fields from any selected list in a site collection specified. Each site collection is in a different ContentDB.

Site Collection 2 in ContentDB 2 has List 2 with one item.

I am getting data from SiteCollection 2 correctly. I can view the data correctly. However, i cant save the item.

I.E custom lookup field returns correct data but doesn't save. I am guessing its because I am trying to save an item from ContentDB 2 to ContentDB 1 and it doesnt exist in ContentDB1.

No errors or exceptions are thrown.

I havent had much luck on the net.

I have read that BCS would be able to solve my problem. Is there any other way? How would using SPContentDatabase help me?

I can post code if necessary.

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The correct way is use the Business Connectivity Services: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee819133.aspx

Using lists from another Site

it is the OOB way

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  • I'm going to create the service. I will post details once im done. Thanks for your help.
    – Yav2881
    May 21, 2013 at 13:16
  • I ended up creating the custom of type SPField. Everything works 100%. Thanks!
    – Yav2881
    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:09

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