SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a lot of files I've loaded into our Sharepoint system in a library. I need to modify the same text field in the same way for all of them. Is there a way to do this en masse?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

You could put your list into datasheet view (under Actions) copy the value you want to place into the field and then highlight whatever rows need to be updated and paste the value in.

share|improve this answer
Thanks, that worked great. – Lance Roberts May 5 '11 at 19:04

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.