Highlights of Cross Site Display
Display SharePoint lists in Standard, Calendar, and Gantt views across sites and site collections without complicated configuration or coding.
SharePoint deployments are continually growing, with new sites being created daily, distributing information all across the SharePoint farm. How can SharePoint site owners effectively share the wealth of knowledge contained in lists and libraries across sites—and/or site collections—while still preserving the presentation views that were so painstakingly constructed?
Cross Site Display does just that. Simply add Cross Site Display to a Web Part Page in any site, and enter the list URL of the list or library to be displayed — from any site in any site collection. Using the concept of “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG), Cross Site Display displays the SharePoint list or library just as if you were viewing it in a SharePoint List View. Support for standard list views like Calendar View and Gantt View, as well as support for the specialized views for Discussion Boards and Picture Libraries, means list and library information is presented in exactly the format in which it was intended to be viewed.
Need to display multiple lists and libraries from different sites or site collections? No problem! Just add Cross Site Display for each list or library you want to display. Each Web Part instance is configured individually so you can easily customize your page to create a cohesive presentation composed of distributed SharePoint information.
Configure Cross SIte to Use a Custom Login Account so Users Can View Data
Cross Site Display uses standard SharePoint security trimming to display items from a list or library. If the currently logged-in user does not have access to view a list or item, it will not be displayed in Cross Site Display .
However, if you would like users to be able to view items in a list even if they do not normally have permission to do so, you can configure a Custom Login Account for the Cross Site Display to use so as to display items with read-only access. The Custom Login Account must have at least View permission on all items in the list or library.
Note: The Custom Login Account is used to display SharePoint items only. If the user attempts to perform other actions on the list or item, Cross Site Display will use the identity of the current user instead of the Custom Login Account.
Configuring the Cross Site Display Web Part
To configure the Cross-Site Display Web Part, select a list or library to display in the Web Part settings. Interact with list and library items, change views, and manage list settings just as you would from the standard SharePoint List View.
Configure Full Toolbar Settings
By default, Cross Site Display will display the full SharePoint toolbar at the top of the list or library. The toolbar includes access to new item actions, the Actions menu, the Settings menu, and the View drop-down list, if they are available to the current user. To hide these options for all users, uncheck Display Full Toolbar.
To disable the ability for users to change the view displayed in Cross Site Display, uncheck the option Display Select View Menu. This will allow users to still access toolbar options, but restrict their actions to the view defined by the administrator.
||Display Full Toolbar
||By default, Cross Site Display will display the full SharePoint toolbar at the top of the list or library. The toolbar includes access to new item actions, the Actions menu, the Settings menu, and the View drop-down list, if they are available to the currently logged-in user. To hide these options for all users, uncheck Display Full Toolbar.
||Display Select View Menu
On the right side of the web part view that users will see is the drop down selector that a user can pick to see the various views in a list.
If you prefer not to show this selector, you can disable it by unchecking this box. Users who do not have the permission to create or edit views will not see the Modify this View or Create View options in the menu.
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