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I had a SharePoint solution which is working perfectly in SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010.

The solution contained Site Columns that were created using CAML (XML Files). Further I created a solution that just contained Site Columns element.xml.

The solution gets deployed perfectly in SharePoint 2010 and works. But when I deploy it onto SharePoint 2013, I don't see any site columns in the gallery.

Wanted to know if someone has already experienced this issue. I will get the exact error message later onto this question (i dont have it right now).

  • Sudhir
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Provisioning site columns from caml XML works like a charm for me in 2013 – Robert Lindgren May 9 '13 at 6:47
Robert, then it might have somethign to do with my elements.xml, let me look onto detailed error and see if i find something.. – Sudhir Kesharwani May 13 '13 at 14:58
Robert, I found something interesting in… "Custom columns need to be re-deployed to the 15 folder structure. Features that add custom columns will activate without error, but the custom columns will not be accessible, and the feature may fail to de-activate and re-activate. SharePoint requires columns to be deployed to the 15 structure in order to be used by code and to show up in the Site Columns dialog." – Sudhir Kesharwani May 16 '13 at 3:46
Interesting, so it is mainly the fact that you use an older solution and I a new one that makes it work or not work – Robert Lindgren May 16 '13 at 5:05
Yups, got to know today :) – Sudhir Kesharwani May 16 '13 at 5:06
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Hi I found solution to this, setting the package version to 15.0 started putting the site columns file in 15\Hive folder.

Such an easy job :)

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