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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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How to Attach a List from Another Site in SharePoint Designer 2010

One major change in SharePoint Designer 2010 is that you no longer have the option to attach a list from another site in your site collection to the existing, or currently open, site. This option was removed largely due to security issues, such as issues experienced when attempting to authenticate to the list items on the source list. However, not all is lost! You can still access list and document library data from other sites when configuring data sources, but the mechanism is slightly different. Instead of attaching a site, you can use SOAP or REST Web services to retrieve the data, or you can save the list as a file and make it available as a reusable Web part via the site ...

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