Free download Cross-Site Lookup Column with Search Function

Cross-Site Lookup Column with Search Function

Cross-Site Lookup Column is intended to enhance standard SharePoint lookup functionality
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19 April 2011

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Microsoft Sharepoint is a web based platform which is intended to provide enterprise based solutions for sharing resources and information via web in an enterprise network. If you specifically need to seek out some piece of information from a site on Sharepoint, you can use its “lookup” functionality for searching information within one site. But the real problem arises when there are multiple site on Sharepoint and you don’t have an idea about the specific site that will give you the required information. If you are lacking in time, then you can not go for individual site lookup. In such a case, you can use Cross-Site Lookup Column with Search Function v.1.7.

Cross-Site Lookup Column with Search Function v.1.7 is a powerful tool for searching information over multiple sites in Sharepoint. This tool comes as an add-on to enhance the standard lookup functionality of Sharepoint. The main strength of this application lies not only in the comprehensive search but powerful filtering capabilities of the retrieved data. If you get a large list of search results consisting of over 100 items, you can also make use of its substring matching functionality for narrowing down the sorting criteria in the selected column. For large search list, it also has a picker dialog with which you can instantly jump over to the results of your specific requirement. The program comes equipped with complete support for datasheet view and includes an edit mode for making necessary modifications. The program has English as its standard language but if you want some other localization, then it can be added upon request from the developer.

Cross-Site Lookup Column with Search Function v.1.7 is overall, a nice add-on which comes as an upgradation to the existing lookup feature of the Sharepoint by providing capabilities to search over multiple sites and quick retrieval of required information, leading it to score four rating points out of five.

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Cross-Site Lookup Column is intended to enhance standard SharePoint lookup functionality. Component allows getting information from any site within site collection, applying list view filtering to retrieved data.
Component delivers a powerful function of searching over lookup list. This function provides substring matching in selected column. It is very useful for large lists with over 100 items.
Supported converting of standard "Lookup" column to "ArtfulBits Cross-Site Lookup" column and vice versa (it allows editing content of Cross-Site Lookup columns in Datasheet view).
Also, useful feature for adding items on fly. There are two ways how to do that: via new item form or inline entering.
- Supported lookup data from SharePoint lists in all sites within site collection
- Supported lookup data from subfolders
- Powerful function of searching over lookup list. Using a Picker Dialog for searching items in lookup lists.
- Filtering retrieved data using exising list views
- Single and multiple lookup for standard mode and using Picker Dialog
- Supported Datasheet view, including edit mode
- Conversion among "Artfulbits Cross-Site Lookup" column and standard SharePoint "Lookup" column
- Ability to add and edit lookup items on the fly
- Language pack support (desired localization could be added by request)
Why ArtfulBits Cross-Site Lookup?
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.
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 quicker.
Cross-Site Lookup Column with Search Function
Cross-Site Lookup Column with Search Function
Version 1.7
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