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  Asked By: Mario    Date: Dec 15    Category: WSS    Views: 724

This answer continues to evade me! Lookup list to populate metadata
about a doc library. I'd like to use a Customer Name drop down box
to populate this field (which I added) but I want to maintain a
single master list of customers to do it. This list exists in on
one site but I need it on other sites. Is there some way to get
this to work. Here's what I've researched so far...

-FrontPage - seems it only populates views that can't be used as the
basis for a lookup field.
-Infopath - can't understand how to get infopath to populate
metadata of a document library (and populate the document.)

I wouldv'e thought this was a pretty common problem....



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ashley Robbins     Answered On: Dec 15

I ran into this problem too. The issue as I see it is that there are no
"Global" lists associated at the Portal level. I couldn't even get a Top
WSS site  to provide lists common to all subsites.

I did however find a number of useful reasons to have a Top Site that is the
parent of all other WSS sites. The Top Site can be used to handle cross
site groups (security) and other default stuff. When we make a subsite, I
link it to the portal manually.

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