Sharepoint 2010 custom lists

I have been all over the place and am running myself in circles.
Let's say I have two custom libraries that contain documents. In the library I have a custom field where we state what type of document it is, ie Contract, Pleading & Discovery (this is the same in both libraries). When a doc is saved we state what type of doc it is.

I want a custom list that allows the user to select "Pleading" and it show all the docs that match that type from both libraries. I know how to create the views, what I do not know is how to pull the data. When I use the built-in "custom list" and create a column item "Lookup", I can see my libraries, but I do not see the custom columns I created within that library.

Is this possible? Am I missing something so bloody obvious?

Any help is much appreciated.
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RichardPhippenAsked:
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
I'd do it slightly differently. Add the Library View web parts to a page. Connect them to a Filter web part on that page and filter your results from there.
RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the long delay.. medical emergency stopped me from being able to respond or work.

Not sure I am totally following your suggestion. Is there a link or walk through explaining in more detail this suggestion?
Jayaraja JayaramanSharepoint Architect ConsultantCommented:
Did you try datasheet for the list view ?
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RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
Not with any success no.
I have 2 test libraries (each library is going to a single client with custom fields and uploaded documents.)
Client1
Client2

both libraries contain the same fields. Which might be the problem, as the field I am most concerned about is "Doc Type" which is the exact same name in both.

I then create a custom list at the root level of the site. Even before creating the Datasheet view I  need to create the actual list. This is where it is not showing me the fields from the other libraries custom columns.

I am sorry if I am not explaining that clearly. I do not even know if it is possible, though I would think it is.

If I go to List Settings>Columns there is "Create Column" and "Add from existing site columns". Either way I do not see the "Doc Type" column I have in the "Client1" library.
RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
I found the problem. And this is my fault for not clarifying this clearly in the original post.

In Client1 & Client2, the "Doc Type" column is a lookup column to another list that contains only the "doc types" we want the user to use.
If I create another column within Client1 called "Document Type" that is not a lookup column, that data shows up just fine.
I am closing this as I can live with the solution.

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RichardPhippenAuthor Commented:
I found the cause to my problem and a workable solution.
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