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  Asked By: Noemi    Date: Oct 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 933

I'm looking to identify the best method of linking 2 SharePoint libraries. The libraries hold different data but contain a common key field. Ideally I'd like to be able to link the primary table to the foreign key table, so that I can filter/group etc on fields located in the foreign key table. I was wondering about the use of the Business Data Catalog, and inserting a Business Data Column into the primary library which is linked to the second table.

Can anyone tell me if this is a viable option, i.e. can it be done, failing that any suggestions are welcome as to how I might be able to achieve this.



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Answer #1    Answered By: Vaasu Radhakrishna     Answered On: Oct 04

The Business data  Catalog is not what you need here, the BDC is designed for external Line-of-Business Systems as data sources rather than SharePoint lists.

Are the two libraries  on the Web? Can you not just use a connection between the two list web parts and pass your Identifier?

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