I have my custom list template. The template initially described a field Position using the following XML element:
<CHOICES> <CHOICE>1</CHOICE> <CHOICE>2</CHOICE> </CHOICES>
An instance of the list was created on production. Dozens of items were added into the list since that time.
Recently, I received a request to add one more position to let editors also set position #3. I have updated the template, now I have:
<CHOICES> <CHOICE>1</CHOICE> <CHOICE>2</CHOICE> <CHOICE>3</CHOICE> </CHOICES>
After deployment, position #3 is shown for items in new instances of the list template, but the old list still shows only positions #1 and #2. Could you tell me why it happens? How can I fix it in a simple/proper way? Is there another way to fix it except to create a feature which will do it in receiver programmatically?
Even more: when I copy existing item from the old list (which has only positions #1 and #2) into a new list instance (which is also has position #3), position #3 is removed from my new list, so I cannot create a new item and chose position #3 as the field value.
UPD: I have downloaded list template (stp file) of the old list. The file was created using SP UI "Save list as template" link. I do not see position #3 in manifest.xml.