A lookup column is a SharePoint list column that retrieves its available values from another list in the SharePoint site.

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I need to pull the version data from 6 Libraries into a single list

I have an existing SharePoint2010 list. It contains information about document approvals (all manual data). I need to compare the manually approved version number to the current actual document ...
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Lookup items says “Count Related”

I am not very skilled with SharePoint, but I have been tasked with using it on a daily basis, and am always at least "trying" to make improvements to it. The issue I am having today is that I have 2 ...
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SharePoint Best practice for multiple images per list item

I have to create a simple Classifieds system in SharePoint. One classified item can have multiple images. Does anyone have suggestions on design for this initiative? For example, should I have a ...
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Is it possible to create an automatic connection between the look up field and another column?

Im struggling with a problem in SharePoint 2013. I have one list with procedure codes, which includes the “procedure code” plus some other fields In another table, i have volume data related to ...
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Weird lookup column issue

I have process that I setup to summarize a list in a lookup column in another list and to automatically generate emails based on the lookup column. I noticed that things weren't behaving quite as ...
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How to create a filtered list on Lookup columns

I have created a couple of custom lists, one called Partners, the other named Countries. The Countries list is populated with a list of the world's countries. The Partners list is a list of our ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Reverse Lookup

I am trying to achieve the following in SharePoint 2013. I have two (2) lists a server list and an application list. Each list contains a lookup column which a user can select which applications are ...
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Client API lookup field: LookupId has a value but LookupValue is null

I'm doing something very similar to this question; trying to get the value of a lookup field using the Sharepoint .NET client API. I can get the Id, but not the value. For some reason, the value is ...
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Add dynamic link to InfoPath multi-selection field

I had to modify a form using InfoPath in order to achieve a feature that populates a multiple-selection field with data returned from a query (similar to what this tutorial outlines). Before making ...
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Filtered lookup column with 'WHERE' clause

I have 2 lists: List 1 and List 2. List 1 has 2 columns 'supplier' and 'broker'. List 2 has 2 columns 'nature' and 'supplier name'. My requirement is 'supplier' is a lookup from 'supplier name' ...
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During ItemAdding of parent list, assign lookup field of a child list

I'm attempting to create a projects/tasks lists. When a user creates "ProjectA", I want to create a list of tasks based on the template that was selected for that project. In general, everything is ...
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Example of a workflow pulling lookup column data for use in a calculated value column

I'm looking for an example of a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010 that pulls information from a lookup list or via a lookup column and places it within a hidden field for use in a calculated ...
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Help with getting the value of a look up field

Currently, I am using an ajax request to access the list items. The fields that are not lookups come as expected but the lookup fields come across as an ID of the object that corresponds to its ...
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Sorting a Lookup Column from Survey that pulls from Calculated Field SP 2010

I'm looking for a way to sort a Lookup question in a survey that pulls from a calculated field. Specifically, I have it lookup a calculated field that combines the date and name from a list. I want ...
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BCS External Content Type with 20,000+ items (O365)

We have a large database of 20,000+ items on a local database that we need to get into Sharepoint Online 2013 in O365 to use as metadata for various documents in multiple locations. New entries and ...
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Uploading a file to a library with curl - how do you also update the column values

I'm able to upload files from linux to sharepoint using something like this curl -u "Domain\Account":'Password' --ntlm -k -T report.xls https://portal.company.com/test_site/test_doc/ I would ...
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Cascading Dropdown

I am new to SharePoint 2013. What I need to figure out is based on the following situation. I have several school districts with multiple schools within the school district. I would like to create a ...
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Display deactivated items in lookup column

We have a list of projects. One column is named Status (a choise Active or Finished) One column is Active Projects (a calculated column which shows only the actieve projects) One column is named ...
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How to Find Lookup field list using Programmatically

How to find the list that a particular lookup column in a list is bound to, programatically?
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Calculated Lookup from another Lookup

I'm sure this has probably come up before but I'm getting nowhere fast so I thought I'd ask the question! I have a list called Areas, which has an Area column (text). I have a second list called ...
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Add new item to child list and refresh the parent form - multiple lookup

I've created a parent list (Vendors) and a child list (software list). There can be multiple vendors for one piece of software. I've created a custom new form with a link which opens up a modal to add ...
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Get value of lookup field

I have a cascading lookup using two lists on my SharePoint 2010 site. I want to get the value of first selection made in the lookup and show/hide other fields on my custom form based on that first ...
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Site Lookup Column As Managed Property

Please let me know if my logic here is incorrect or suggest better alternative. This is hosted on Office 365. I have a Site Lookup column (EventLookup) that is linked to a list on my Root Site --> ...
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Calculated field shows seemingly random number when set to be empty

I'm trying to set up this solution for creating a filtered lookup: How to make a filtered lookup field I have set up an ItemAvailable column like this: The column "Availability" is a choice ...
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I can't change the “Return Field As” in SPD for a “lookup” type column

I recently used this topic to help me create a WF that creates a new discussion item every time a new issue item is added to the issue tracker, however I ran into a small issue when changing the ...
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Save Document library lookup field using Rest API

How can I save document library lookup field using REST API Post in a SharePoint list? I tried like 'docItem':'1;#test' But, it is throwing an error : {"error":{"code":"-1, ...
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Lookup field doesn't support some field types

Its looking more and more like you can't add additional fields that are anything other than string boxes (no person or yes/no etc) is there any work around for this?
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add a new value to a lookup field

I have a custom list in SharePoint 2013. This list contains text and lookup fields. While I do not have an issue populating the text fields, the lookups are giving me trouble. I found and tried ...
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Coercion Failed: Can't get workflow to send notification to “Assigned To” user

I've created a simple workflow to send a notification email to the "Created By" user which works nicely. What I wanted to do is use the "Assigned To" built-in lookup instead, which is a "People ...
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Conditional formatting lookup column

I am attempting to do conditional formatting in a list view in SharePoint Designer. In this list I have a list that contains a lookup column, and other columns derived from the list of that lookup ...
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Load a SharePoint list into a workflow variable?

I am trying to use a workflow to lookup data in a column in a list and then compare that data in another library column then update another column in the library based on if it equals eachother. ...
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how do I create search in sharepoint list edit form using infopath

I have a list called Tasks in sharepoint 2013 that has a number of lookup fields. It was initially created by exporting data,tables and relationships from Access 2013. The client wants to be able to ...
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Sharepoint 2013 - Add lookup column to key filters

I've got a document library of invoices. It has various columns (mainly choices) such as, Year, Status, Location, etc. and I've been able to add them to metadata navigation as key filters. However, ...
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infopath form not updating fields

I have an infopath form that has three read-only fields referencing items in another list, but when someone opens the form the values never change, even if they have changed in the other list. It ...
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Workflow to Update Library Column with Data from List

When creating a new item within the library I want a workflow to lookup a field in a list and if it equals a column in my library I want to update another column in my library. The field I need to ...
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InfoPath form referencing fields from another list

Environment: SP2013 Enterprise, InfoPath 2013 I'm building a course registration system for a SP client but am having a little difficulty with lookup fields. Basically there are two lists, a course ...
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Getting distinct/unical values from External List

I have got an External List. I want to get distinct values from this External list to the dropdownlist getting from lookup Field. The values are often repeated. How can I get distinct values from ...
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What is use of LookupMulti in Sharepoint 2013

Can somebody tell me what is the use of LookupMulti in Sharepoint 2013 and how to implement this with visual studio 2012? Can we use this for chaining purpose ? For example, I have 2 lists country ...
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Concatenating values from multiple selection list box?

I am building a content type with a document template. Using InfoPath, I am customizing the template's Document Information Panel to automate the population of several fields in the resulting Word ...
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Get Items Lookup Mult timeout

I have a list with many records , and when I'm doing a filter for a column that is Lookup Multiple runs smoothly : Example <Where> <Eq> <FieldRef Name='Column' ...
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Filtered Lookup Field for more then one element

How could I do filtered lookup field for more then one element? I make for one Element by this link: http://howididit-sharepoint.blogspot.com/2012/04/filtering-lookup-columns.html But how could I ...
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Use Lookup Col data as managed Metadata

Sharepoint 2013, We have a table of documents, about 20,000 items in it. The managed metadata searching works great. We can search specifically for "department:Sales" and get the documents ...
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Create lookup item with workflow

I have to create an item at the end of my workflow. The list that will contain the item has a lookup column... So I'm using the option : "Create item" and setting the values one by one. But how can I ...
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Working around the “Lookup column threshhold”

To level-set, I'm working in a large enterprise with no Farm Admin access or access to SP Designer. I have out-of-the-box capabilities only as owner of a team site. I'm building a roster/schedule ...
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Lookup field with formatted text

I've created several lookup fields programmatically in existing lists, currently they render with just one field as the text value, however I'd like them to display the contents of two text fields ...
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Count number of references in a multi-value lookup column

I'm using SharePoint Online, and I have one list of meetings, and one list of people. Meeting has a multi-value lookup column of people, so that several people can be added to a meeting. How would I ...
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Secondary lookup columns for external content types not displaying data in list after refreshing from primary

I have created a SharePoint list that has a lookup column to an external list. I also have instructed SharePoint to display several secondary columns that are related to that primary external lookup ...
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SP 2013 - Updating a multi-value lookup field via the REST API

When adding a new item to list via the Sharepoint 2013 REST API I want to populate one of its multi-value lookup columns. I've tried passing in an array of Ids or a string with separators but nothing ...
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Dynamic Lookup Field

What is the best way to create a dynamic lookup field in a list? Here's the best example I have found. I found this but does this actually work? Any opinions on that product?
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SP2010 Search: Managed Property on lookup column returns “ID” instead of “Title”

I've got a document library named "Documentation" and a user defined list named "Suppliers". "Documentation" has a lookup column linked to "Suppliers": WAWI(text) -> linked to "Suppliers:Title" ...