A custom list in SharePoint is a blank list in which you can add your own columns and views. Use this if none of the built-in list types are similar to the list you want to make.

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Content types vs. custom list field

This is a question about best practices and the intent of the designers of SharePoint. I'm pretty new with SharePoint, and have only worked on pretty small projects. I often find myself creating ...
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How can I use normal paging on a custom view?

I'm creating several lists (and their views) programmatically, based on custom list definition templates. When these views display more than 30 items, the following link is displayed: Whereas on ...
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Request timeout error in large list

I have a list containing 500000 data. When i am query on that list like list.getitembyuniqueid(1), its working fine and give result quickly. But when i restart sql server and try to fetch data from ...
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Can I create some sort of Attachment column in a list?

User needs a list to track issues. They also want to be able to attach a document to this issue. If this attachment was mandatory I would be able to create a document library, but since it is not I ...
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Can't hide the title column in a custom content type

I'm building a custom content type. I've set a bunch of site columns I add to the content type. The content type is used in a custom list definition within a ContentTypeRef node. I'm also willing to ...
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Event Reciever on specific list in sharepoint 2010

I am working on creating event reciever for a custom list in sharepoint 2010 using visual studio..how can this event reciever be targeted to a specific custom list ..in my case its customEmpList?
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SharePoint Online List limitations

Is it just me or is it really strange that SSRS 2012 still does not support Claims based authentication or OData connections? Anybody know of plans? Reasons for such a hole in the strategy? Part of a ...
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How to create SharePoint list with custom template using Managed Client Object Model?

Creating lists in SharePoint using Managed Client Object Model is rather easy task. Here's how to create a list with SharePoint's custom list template: ListCreationInformation lci; List list; lci = ...
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sharepoint 2010 adding more fields in user profile, accessible from spuser

we have custom fields like e.g. Manager, Organisation, EmployeeCode. currently we are creating a custom list to add these with respective SpUser.ID, which i think is wrong. Can any one please guide ...
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Creating CASE statement with Calculated Column

I am using SharePoint 2010. I added a new Column and made it a Calculated Column. Now I need to place a CASE statement in my Formula. Something like this... CASE when [Region1] = 'A' and [Region2] ...
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How to add new field to custom list (See edit!)

I am using a Microsoft template for adding Training and Courses for people to register for. Everything is working fine, but I want to add a field to the Courses list. I want to add a field to indicate ...
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Adding multiple items to list with same title

I'm experiencing an issue that in my programatically created SharePoint List, if I add two items with the same "Title" field, it tells me the following error: Sorry, something went wrong A ...
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ctx in CSR not return the title

I need to make the action of clicking on the title of a list item open the edit form, and not the view form. To do this I chose to use CSR. I have the following code: (function () { var ...
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more than one attachment field

We are planning to retire one of our old fashion tools and currently evaluating Sharepoint 2010. in our current tool, we have 3 different attachment sections two of which are visible to customer, and ...
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Save a multilingual site as template

I created a site and set the language settings to multiple languages, so users can switch between different languages for the MUI. But I have also custom columns in a list. So, i translated the ...
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Disable the delete option from Sharepoint list 2010

I have a custom list in SharePoint 2010, for which, the requirement is to disable the delete option. Users should be able to add to the list but not delete. Is there anything oob for that?
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Add list item through visual studio

I have created a list of links through Visual Studio. Now I want to add items to that list. How can I do it through visual studio itself? I am using visual studio 2013.
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How to remove default columns from a custom list?

Is there any option to remove default columns(eg: Created By, Modified By) from a custom list? I do not want to hide the columns for a view, but I need to entirely remove/modify the default columns. ...
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Validate a SharePoint list column with regular expression

I have a list. I want add a column for list with this format : XX-XXXX How to set this Validate for column? i use this link , but don't work for me.
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Sharepoint 2010 Calendar View in Custom List Expand All by Default

For some reason the scripts I have found on the web (ie: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-GB/sharepoint2010general/thread/a24da49a-7fc8-47c6-a125-95e4a5b2d095) are not working with a ...
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Apply color for list column

I have four columns: FirstName LastName Date Birthday I want to apply color and font for the FirstName column data only, how can this be done?
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How to add values from a “Person or Group” list column type to workflow email To or CC field

On SharePoint 2007 I have a custom list with a custom content type. The content type contains (among other things) a Person or Group typed column that allows the creator to add additional ...
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How to retrieve all list/library which uses custom content type in a site collection?

How to retrieve all list/library which uses custom content type or a custom column in a site collection? It would be really helpful if you post your answers in C# code or SQL query. Please let me ...
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How to retrieve list hyperlink field values?

I know how to retrieve items like Title etc. I can query the columns and fetch data. But it doesnt show the hyperlinks. Appreciate if someone can help me out! getListItem.get_item('Link').get_url(); ...
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CAML Query for items with a text value containing square brackets

I'm attempting to query for list items using a value stored in a plain text multi-line of text field in a SharePoint 2007 custom list. My column is named FilePath and contains a value like: ...
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Assigning Icons to Content types

I have added a couple of content types that inherit from "folder" and some other from "item" (and each other, but they're not the issue). How can I, if that's possible at all, set another icon for my ...
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Rest API for breakroleinheritance gives UnAuthorized Error

I've created workflow for breaking inheritance rule of list item. I am using breakroleinheritance command to break the role using Rest API call by workflow. After breaking the rule, I am assigning new ...
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Workflow failed to start. Workflow variable ReturnValue was null when a value was expected

we are running Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise Edition and have a very large custom list with several approval workflows created in Sharepoint Designer. The workflows run daily and very recently we noticed ...
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Return a rich text managed property in search results

I am working with a custom list in Sharepoint 2010. The list has nine custom columns, some of which are rich text. I've mapped these custom columns to managed properties so that I can return them ...
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Can you add comments to an append-only field in a list in Sharepoint 2010 using C#? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you programmatically add comments to an append-only comment field in a custom item list using C#? Posted on stack exchange first, then I found this Sharepoint ...
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Hide some fields in the NewForm.aspx for a custom list

I have 5 columns in the custom list. Out of which only 3 have to displayed in the NewForm.aspx page. All of the 5 columns have to be displayed on the EditForm.aspx page. While googling, I have come ...
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SP 2010: hide/disable column in edit form

I've got a list (based on custom list) with several custom columns. There is one column, that I want to protect from changes by the user (it will be set/changed by webservice call and should not be ...
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Retrieve data from Sharepoint list to ASPX page

I have a sharepoint list named Products with the following columns: ProductID Name Price. In ASPX page there are 3 text boxes that will hold the data for each corresponding column as shown below: ...
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Custom webpart being rendered twice on layout page

using System; using System.ComponentModel; using System.Web; using System.Web.UI; using System.Web.UI.WebControls; using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts; using Microsoft.SharePoint; using ...
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Browsing to a local image and uploading to a list

I am attempting to build a classified ad list for internal use. I want an image upload column that allows users to browse to a local file instead of having to paste a URL, and then I need to display ...
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Only send notification when certain items are changed

I have a List with two workflows. One that runs when an item is created/updated, and another that runs daily to perform a calculation. Emails go out when an item is created, updated, and expires. ...
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How to Add Data Field to Existing Custom List Form?

Say I have created a really simple custom list via Sharepoint Designer, and then created a custom NewForm.aspx called NewFormTest.aspx to go with it. Now I have to add a field to the custom list. I ...
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Defining custom views in a list's schema.xml file

I have create a custom list definition, with a content type. In the schema.xml, I'd like to define two views : All items (the default one, generated by Visual Studio) My items (the same view with a ...
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How to determine the List Template (SPListTemplate) that was used to create a list?

I am using the following code to create a custom list from a custom list definition. Is there a way, after the list is created to determine which definition it was created from? SPListTemplate ...
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Is there a way to redirect a user back to the team site home page after entering an item in a custom list

This is becoming a pretty common occurrence. We have a custom list that we've created. Then someone enters an item, and it might contain information that the person doesn't get to edit, so we'd ...
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Dynamically display a single row of a custom list

In SharePoint 2010, I have created a custom list and I want to be able to display a single row of this custom list on page. But I do not want to create a separate page for each row. I would like to ...
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Field name changes when I add a number

I use the shortest words possible when creating fields in a custom list. I go back and rename it sometimes, but the URL retains the shorter name. I have created a list, and have fields IS1 thru ...
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How to Update “Created By” column through workflow?

I am trying to make the Blog comments and discussion replies to be Anonymous. The only way to do this (a simple way) is through hiding the created by column in the view. Is it possible to update the ...
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How to deploy a custom list with custom Schema and have it synchronize across variations?

I'm digging through SharePoint.Server.Publishing.Variations, but can't find anything useful. When I create a custom list (BaseTemplate=100) in a variation site. I get the new ribbon tab "Variations": ...
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Workflow could not update item - access denied

I have a user that adds an entry to an Item List. However, getting the following error: "The workflow could not update the item, possibly because one or more columns for the item require a ...
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Comma is being appended to values when adding new item to list through C#

I have a custom web part form which takes a few values from text boxes and adds the new row to a list. The problem is that when I click 'save', the values are being saved but some fields like ...
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How to create the following list structure in sharepoint

I am trying to create a list with following structure in sharepoint 2010. Is it possible to create like this? You may say that enter values by leaving title as blank. But here Title Filed should be ...
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How do I deploy custom list edit forms in the sandbox?

I'm creating a List Definition for use on 2007, 2010 (Sandboxed), and 2010 (unrestricted) that will need custom new and edit forms; unfortunately the Sandbox specifically excludes custom application ...
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Get Likedby column value from List Rating Setting

I have created a custom list and activated rating setting. I want to count the number of likes and likedby. But when I modify the list view I found Likedby is disable but checked and likedby is not ...
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Reusable Tasks - moving an process from excel workbooks to SharePoint

My team use a SharePoint 2013 team site. Currently when we deliver training we use an excel workbook which tracks student names, and tracks their scores and has a standard task list of content that ...