This is my scenario

I have a list of clients on the root site collection. www.mydomain.com/lists/clients

I have 17000 clients on that list.

Then I have other site collections, where I want to have a lookup field to the client list in the root site collection. I know that by code I can create a lookupfield pointing to another site using the webguid.

I want to create an autocomplete field, simple select and multiple select with SPServices and showing multiple columns.

I am totally new to the SPServices world so I would a little bit of help with it.

  1. Do I need to create a custom field type for this?
  2. If not, then how can I attach that it shows the auto complete field for some specific lookup fields? This part is important to me, because I have 17000 site collections, and inside those site collections I will have multiple document libraries with a lookup field to the client list

Any source code to see an example of how to do it?

I saw this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXYDBm28W_c&feature=endscreen&NR=1

It looks like the thing I need, but how can I inject that code in the NewForm.aspx specially if I have 17,000 site collections and on every site collection I have 50 document libraries where I want to have the autocomplete.



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In SharePoint you can build autocomplete in various ways.

Using SP2013 you can build an autocomplete field using

For SP2010 you can for instance use

  • first 2 links are broken Mar 9, 2017 at 5:21

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