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I have a request from a SharePoint user to show the "Date Created" column in her Document Library.

Trouble is,

I cannot find a way to show the date of when the Document was added to the library. I tried adding the standard column "Date Created" but it is blank for all documents listed there already, and uploading/editing a document prompts you to manually choose a date.

I want the date when document was added to the Document Library to be shown automatically.

Is there a way?

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Instead of adding "Date Created" from "Document Library Settings > Add from existing site columns", go to "Settings > Create View" the field you want is just plain "Created", you should see it in the list of available columns.

Once you name this view, you can save it and make it the default view for this document library.

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Thanks - sharepoint needs some work in the intuitive dept. – Kolten Sep 14 '09 at 22:44
haha - true enough! – curtisk Sep 15 '09 at 13:59

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