Cross-Site Lookup Column

Type: On-Premises




Use Cross-Site Lookup Column for getting data from any site within site collection. Component includes a powerful function of searching over lookup list. This function provides substring matching in selected column which is very useful for large lists (over 50-100 items).

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Lookup data from SharePoint lists in all sites across site-collections

Default SharePoint Lookup supports only lookup within the same site, so if you need to lookup data from another site, you cannot use it. ArtfulBits Cross-Site Lookup allows users to refer to a list from any site in site collection and across site-collections, applying list view filtering to retrieved data.

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Picker Dialog for searching items in large lookup lists

If list contains large amounts of data, it is not very efficient to search for some data using standard SharePoint lookup. ArtfulBits Cross-Site Lookup with Picker Dialog helps to resolve this issue. You can search/filter data in picker dialog, which helps to find the required item quickly.

Adding lookup items via inline entering on the fly

You can enable adding of lookup items on the fly by choosing Item is added using separate list New Form or Item is added on fly directly on current page option.

There are two ways how to do that: via new item form or inline entering.

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Multiple additional features

1. Easy conversion from default SharePoint Lookup Column and back

For easy and fast editing Cross-Site Lookup columns content in Datasheet view you may need to convert the column.

2. JSLink and REST API support

JSLink provides a possibility to quickly and easily change rendering of the list views and forms.

3. Support of Datasheet view

Custom lookup fields are not easily edited in SharePoint Datasheet mode. However, ArtfulBits Lookup fields can be edited in Datasheet mode.

Supported lookup data from SharePoint lists in all sites within site collection
Powerful function of searching over lookup list by using a Picker Dialog
Supported lookup data from subfolders
Filtering retrieved data using existing list views
Single and multiple lookup for standard mode and using Picker Dialog
Ability to add and edit lookup items on the fly
Supported default values
Supported Datasheet view, including edit mode
Supported JSLink
Conversion among "ArtfulBits Cascaded Lookup", "ArtfulBits Cross-Site Lookup", "ArtfulBits Parent Selector" columns and standard SharePoint "Lookup" column
Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)
SP 2016 SP 2013 SP 2010 SP 2007

Release Notes

(June 15, 2017)
(May 15, 2017)
(April 1, 2016)
(April 29, 2013)
(April 27, 2012)
(February 2, 2012)
(December 2, 2011)
(June 03, 2011)
(November 16, 2010)
(September 02, 2010)
(August 3, 2010)
(July 08, 2010)
(June 23, 2010)
(June 11, 2010)
(May 28, 2010)
(May 13, 2010)
(April 22, 2010)
(February 01, 2010)
(January 12, 2010)
(November 02, 2009)
Bugs Fixed:
  • Correct display of different column values' types
  • Document library with lookup column error is fixed
  • Lookup column default value can be provided now
  • Default value changed from textbox to drop down

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed minor issues
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2016 support
  • Added Quick Edit support
  • Added JSLink support
New Features:
  • Added SharePoint 2013 support
  • Added possibility of setting up the maximum number of items for picker dialog search
  • Added Russian and German localization
  • Improved adding and editing of the source list items on-the-fly
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed cross-site lookup data display in list view web part
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed column value editing using Picker Dialog
  • Fixed minor issues
New Features:
  • Added default values support

  • Added support for new licensing model (ArtfulBits License Manager v1.4)
  • Added "Save site as template" support
New Features:
  • Added Russian and German localization

Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed minor issues
New Features:
  • Ability to edit lookup items via Edit item form on the fly
New Features:
  • Added Datasheet view support (without converting), including edit mode
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed lookup to sub folder (column settings page issue)
Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed "Allow multiple values" property changing issue (from False to True)
  • Fixed error with 6622 Event ID in Event Viewer (Field type DummyField has duplicated definition)
  • Improved Setup Wizard

Bugs Fixed:
  • Disabled ability of choosing DateTime and Number column as lookup target column for SharePoint 2007
New Features:
  • Added ability to lookup data from subfolder
New Features:
  • Added ability to show additional fields (SharePoint 2010 only)
  • Added relationships behavior: restrict or cascaded deleting (SharePoint 2010 only)

  • Added support DateTime and Number columns as target columns (SharePoint 2010 only)
  • Lookup entries sorting during item editing
New Features:
  • SharePoint 2010 support added

Bugs Fixed:
  • Sorting for lookup multiple values (disabled)
Bugs Fixed:
  • Problem with product version (Setup Wizard only)
New Features:
  • Added ability to add lookup item on the fly

  • Improved picker dialog (Lookup or Title columns are selected by default)
  • Improved column conversation (is more easy and clearly)
  • Improved Setup Wizard
Initial Release

Before installation, please, check that your target server meets System Requirements.

IMPORTANT!!! ArtfulBits License Manager must be installed before you install the component. If it is already installed, you can proceed with the installation of your product. If ArtfulBits License Manager is not installed, you can do it by one of the following methods:

  • Open ArtfulBits License Manager page, download its installer on your server, run it and install

  • Download Full Package of the product, find License Manager in ArtfulBits License Manager folder and run its installer

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