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  Asked By: Malinda    Date: Feb 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 5063

I have 3 document libraries:

1. Content
2. Request
3. Release

I have a list item with ability to create folder along with 3 views by adding
multiple content types in my list. The folder acts a container for all data that
is to be grouped together. The user creates the new folder and fills out the

1. The user next creates a content list item by filling out the form and linking
the content document via a lookup
2. The user next creates a request list item by filling out the form and linking
the request document via a lookup
3. The user next creates a release list item by filling out the form and linking
the release document via a lookup

I would like a way to programmatically download all the documents inside that
top level folder list item. Since the documents are not physically there I'm
having a tough time coming up with a plan of how to accomplish this.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Paola Mcmahon     Answered On: Feb 06

Obviously I'm not privy to the reasoning behind all of this, but why not
make these a single item/form with a workflow to take care of the process?

Answer #2    Answered By: Justin Mckee     Answered On: Feb 06

Do you think you could elaborate on that idea for me? I'll be happy to go
another route if it will meet the project needs.

The idea here is that the documents  are only stored one time.

The users request document  access.

Administrators create  a folder  and fill out a form  with data  based on the
request. It goes through an outside approval process and when it is determined
that they are allowed to access this data the administrator will grant that user
access to the folder they created.

That is the overall goal. Along with that I'd like to have a way of downloading
all documents linked to the folder that the Administrator created for the

Answer #3    Answered By: Jared Bell     Answered On: Feb 06

In SharePoint how do people usually handle needing the same document  in multiple

My thought was to create  a pointer to a single location, but then I can't use
the explorer view to download.

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