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Cross site lookups?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 12, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Has anyone found an addon for using cross site lookup columns in 2010? I see there are suggestions on creating custom solutions, but seeing as this is quite a common problem I would think that someone has created something already.



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