columns (fields) created using out-of-the-box column types

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Page layout not showing Content type fields

I'll try my best to describe this problem as it is quite tedious. We have a sharepoint solution, in where we create Columns that are deployed through a feature. I added my custom columns to a custom ...
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Differences between a fields DisplayName and Title

What are the main differences between a fields DisplayName and a fields Title? Why are they sometimes different and sometimes the same? What is the best practice regarding naming the DisplayName and ...
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List settings > adding Columns > Yes/No or drop down

I created an InfoPath form for policy acceptance. Initially I set a column in the list as boolean (Yes/No) whether users accept or denied the policy. But now the business unit wants a third category ...
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Managed Metadata field full path

I've added a custom Managed Metadata field in my custom contenttype but need to show the full path. Anyone knows how to do this? (if possible with xml, else with c#) XML so far: <Field ...
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Problem retracting custom fields

I have this project with custom field for a content type. When I deploy the first time after creating the new field everything is fine. Once i retract the solution my field is the only one left on ...
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Why isn't “Column ordering” available in my list settings?

I want to change the column order visible when viewing or editing a list item. I have accessed the "Column ordering" interface via the list settings page on other lists in the past, but it isn't ...
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Have different column title in Edit View form and view itself

I'm using C# code to automatically create a read-only Note column that is a truncated version of an existing Note column. list.Fields.Add(field.Title + " (truncated)", SPFieldType.Note, false); At ...
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How do I create a sequential workflow in visual studio to update a list column?

I have list in SharePoint with a field that I want to auto-populate based on values of other fields in the row. I would normally use a calculated field but the calculated field doesn't have ...
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Change Identifier for BDC field in use

UPDATE: After searching around, it seems what I am looking to change is the identifier for a given entity. Is this done simply by exporting the application definition, changing it and then importing ...
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Show Modified and Created columns with Date only

I'm looking for the best way (if there is one) to show the Modified and Created columns in a list/library with the date only, so without the time. For example, instead of 1/12/2011 8:37 PM it should ...
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Change the default “Name” column in a Form Library

Is it possible to change the default "Name" column that is created in a form library. One method I saw is creating a content type that inherits from this column. Could someone provide instructions on ...
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Adding a conditional column broke the entire page

I added a conditional column to a list, it had a complicated algorithm to determine the value. I'm sure I had a syntax error in it, however now I can't even access it. When I try to view the list, I ...
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Multiple File Columns on a list

A client of mine need a list where each item can have 3 attachments. Each attachment would be tied to a column. For example, if the list is called "Meetings", it would have two file columns; ...
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External list with friendly display names for columns

I have an external content type that I'm accessing through a .NET assembly. So I created a BDC model with Type="DotNetAssembly" (for now with just finder and specific finder operations). It works, ...
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Changing the order of columns in dataview webpart sharepoint 2010

I have a dataview webpart (of a sharepoint custom list), with 4 columns(I want the 4th column to appear first). How can I change the order of the columns in the dataview webpart?
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How can I remove Category from the SharePoint 2010 blog posting form?

How can I remove Category from the SharePoint 2010 blog posting form? Apparently Category is a protected field cause I can't delete it, which I don't want to anyway. I just don't want Category to be ...
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Column Level Security Products

I am looking for recommendations on products that handle column level security. What is the best product out there? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Update read-only field (“completed”) in listitem programmatically

I want programmatically update (change) a read-only field (the "Completed" column) of a listitem in a survey, but on everthing I do, I get the message that it's not possible to update a ready only ...
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Converting number field to text field results in data loss

I have the following scenario: A standard generic list with a number column. There is a large number of list items in the list - 200000. All list items have an integer number value (no floating ...
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How to reference a column in another content type?

In simplified form: I have two content types representing documents and folders. Thus, content type MyFolder has parent type Folder, content type MyDocument has parent type Document. What I want to ...
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List Validation does not show Error when Conditions are not met

I am using List Validation feature for a list which is working fine i.e. doesn't save the item when condition not met. However, it is not showing the error message which helps to rectify the inputs in ...
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The CHOICE element contains the value within its body. What gives?

As stated on MSDN, the CHOICE element contains the value within its body. That means that in a field, if I have: <CHOICES> <CHOICE>foo</CHOICE> ...
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How to remove “created by” on SharePoint blog post item?

I recently created a blog site and posted few blog posts but then I realized that "created by" column is showing on the item. I tried to check what page layout a post is using but I simple found ...
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Add numbering to a standard list view

We're displaying a SharePoint 2010 list using a Standard View created via the browser. The items are shown in a table and the users would like a number shown for each row. The numbers column would be ...
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Is there a way to see GUID for a metadata column in a list without using a SharePoint Designer?

Is there a way to see GUID for a metadata column in a list without using a SharePoint Designer? I could have used SharePoint Designer but I can't because the customer has turned it off for some ...
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Sharepoint contenttype columns -> types

Does anybody have a list of all internal "type" names of contenttype - columns in SP2010? I am creating a custom contenttype in VS and really don't have an idea where to get them from. I already ...
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Is it possible to 'freeze panes' in SharePoint lists?

I need to keep my column header, so people can see what data is displayed there, but I can not find if it is possible, or how to do it. Any suggestions?
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Can an event receiver update a list item before the alert email is sent?

I have a requirement to expose a list item's ID value on the "DispForm.aspx" form and all alert emails for a particular list. SharePoint is very "protective" of its IDs (or counter fields) and it ...
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Image column on document library

I have a requirement to add a thumbnail image column into an existing document library on my SharePoint 2010 site. Thumbnail images for each document are uploaded to the images document library. ...
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How to rename title column in Document Library using code?

Everybody loves renaming columns. The title column is a favorite of mine and I can't seem to rename it via code: SPList list = web.Lists.TryGetList("MyList"); Guid guid = new ...
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Can I promote a column from plain text to rich text?

If I have an existing list with a multiple-lines-of-text column, with data, can I promote that column to be rich text? I had a look in powershell and see that there's a richtext = false flag but it ...
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Cannot cast to clientContext.CastTo<T> (Managed Client Object Model)

I am writing a method that is supposed to create a SharePoint list field. I want to be able to make my method return the newly created field. The problem that I am facing is that ...
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Categorise an announcement and display a consistent image for that category type

This is a follow up to this question. I have created an announcements list (built in type). I want to be able to categories an announcement. i.e. Soccer, Football, Golf. I also want to display an ...
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How to add a file to a custom list

How do you add a column to a list that will allow you to upload a file? I know you can attach to a list item but you can not display this as a lookup in another list.
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Sharepoint 2010 - Related fields in dropdowns. How to?

In my UI I have a dropdown which contains some values: A, B, C. There is also another dropdown in the page whose values depend on the selected value in the first combo. If I select A in the first ...
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How do I unhide hidden column in SharePoint 2010?

I've upgraded a SP2007 to a SP2010 and now some settings have been lost. In some CQWP I need the Created column to group items etc. How do I unhide it so it is selectable in dropdownlists and displays ...
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Column width with jQuery

ms-vh2 exists by verifying "view source" but I cant get the following code to do the tricks for me. any idea?? <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.2.6/jquery.min.js" ...
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Hide header row for specific list view

Is it possible to hide the header row, displaying column headers, for a specific view on a SharePoint 2010 publishing page? We've used this CSS to hide the column headings, but this is all or nothing; ...
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GridView CommandField issue

I have a small problem with a GridView in my web part. I bind a DataTable to the SourceData of my GridView and check if the current user is an administrator. If he is, I will add additional ...
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Document List Indexed Column goes missing

We are currently trying to troubleshoot a problem in Sharepoint 2007 where a custom column loses the "indexed column" setting. We are trying to track this down, but has been mostly a reactive ...
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Enforce a default value AFTER creating a list item

I have a Managed metadata list column which does not have a default value. The list has a couple of items for which these columns are currently set to empty. I have set a default value to the column ...
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SharePoint 2007 List column of type number to have 0s prefix

May I know if there is any settings that I can set such that my column (which is of type - number) will auto insert 0s in front of the number that a user enter? Scenario A SharePoint 2007 List have a ...
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Why are some of my content type columns grayed off?

Here's what my content looks like, currently. Some of the columns are grayed off for some reason, and I can't change their visible/hidden/required status. It only happens with Integer columns. If I ...
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Cannot Set Default Term Value on Column

I have a Meta Term Column in a Document Library that want to default to a value in my Meta Term Store. However, the SharePoint UI does not ever enable the "Save" button when for my selected tag. Why ...
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How to make SharePoint fields mandatory conditioned on other fields?

For example, in a workflow task, I might have a master field called "Approve" which, if set to "No", makes it unnecessary to complete the rest of the form (and thus makes them non-mandatory). Is there ...
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Unexpected error when creating new list record with a Person or Group column

I need to create a simple list with an AD user column but when I try to add a new item I get an 'Unexpected error' if the username has been checked, if the username has not been checked and ...
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Sharepoint 2010 : How to set a default value for a “image” type List column

I have a Sharepoint List column named "Thumbnail". Type: Publishing Image Status: Optional. How to set a default image value for this column ?
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How do I configure required columns on Wiki pages?

In a SharePoint 2010 Wiki page library, if I add metadata columns to the page library, something like "Category" and make it a required column. When I go and create a new Wiki Page in that library ...
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How to set variable with list's metadata (like customerID)?

How do I set a metadata (say CustomerID or Skills) with PowerShell? I am trying to fill CustID. Edited. This is the working version of the final powershell code. Here is the working code.... ...
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Xml defintion of Field and FieldRef elements and the precedence of attributes

Anybody out there with a good understanding or a good reference of how the attributes that make up a custom list definition apply to the list columns when you define Fields and FieldRefs in multiple ...