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.