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

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SPLookup Filed extract only string values

How do you extract multiple string values in an SPlookup field? I tried the following but it didn't work SPFieldLookupValue LookUpValues = new ...
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How do I remove duplicates from a drop-down list?

I have a field in a list with the type drop down. It is supposed to show available countries which works. However, there are a lot of annoying duplicates of the same country. How do I remove them?
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XSLT Listview webpart not showing site column lookup values

The Problem: We have a top level site that contains various lists of data. The information in these lists are exposed to subsites using site lookup columns. In our subsites we have various lists that ...
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BDC List column picker filter - search/filter not working and exact entry says not found?

I'm working with MOSS 2007. Rephrasing the question. I have a BDC column to an external datasource in a custom list. Today searching and filtering is not in place and actually exact matches are not ...
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How to merge multiple lookup fields?

My scenario in a nutshell: Theres a list which contains some food for example. (2010 Server) Foods ID Name 1 Apple 2 Banana 3 Carrot 4 Potato Theres another list which contain food ...
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How are additional fields stored in a lookup column?

When creating a lookup column it is possible to select additional fields. Does SharePoint store the values of these additional fields in the "child" list, or is a database join performed every time a ...
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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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List provision order on deployment

I have a generic list with just title fields. I'm trying to have another list use a lookup column to list each item. If I add the lookup to second list after deployment it works. But if I simply ...
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Clear all values in a multi-value lookup, via REST, SP 2010

Conditions: SP 2010, html/javascript, using REST to read/write to various lists. Im using a jquery multiselect plugin to set a multi-value lookup column. I need the selecting Groups of items, easy ...
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set multiselect lookup column using jquery

I have a Multi select Look up column which as you all know is a control with two list boxes and "Add or Remove" Buttons. The user populates the right-hand side of the control with some values by ...
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How to get LookupValue in ItemUpdating

I have a custom EventHandler for ItemUpdating on a list which has a Lookup column. If I look in the properties.AfterProperties for the column in the ItemUpdating event I get the LookupId value but ...
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More than one user not getting email alerts (SharePoint 2010)

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010, and I'm creating an application which assigns tasks to other people. In the application, whenever a person is assigned a task, that particular person (or group of ...
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Send Email using Lookups from Workflows (SharePoint 2010)

I'm currently using SharePoint 2010 Designer, and the 2010 version of SharePoint. So I'm currently designing a SharePoint application which can assign tasks to other employees. Any tasks assigned ...
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Document Set lookup error

I have what seems like a minor bug when setting up a new document set. I've created a new content type based on a document set. One of the columns in the document set is a look up to a supplier list. ...
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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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How to update metadata?

I have following code (didn't list the whole code) behind a button on a InfoPath Managed Form. and it works meaning I can submit data to a list. Now I have 2 controls on the form that is ...
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Why is the associated lookup field not on the dispform.aspx?

I have three lists: Events (calendar) Customer1 (custom list from scratch) Customer2 (custom list from template) When I added the lookup of Customer1's ID and added the associated field "Title," ...
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content query web part with multi value lookup column

I am trying to work out how I can query a content type with a multi value lookup field using the content query web part. I know that natively this is not possible with ootb sharepoint 2010 however I ...
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SP 2013 REST API retrieve values from lookup library

I have a custom list 'MyList', containing a (single value) lookup field 'MyLookupField', which points to a library 'MyLibrary'. I now want to retrieve all items from 'MyList', including the Link to ...
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Workflow condition using a lookup column

I am sure this is something quite simple but I can't seem to figure this out (I am new to SPD and workflows in general). I am building a workflow to notify key individuals of a new item(s) being ...
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Invalid Look up Value . A look up field contains invalid data

I have a multi select Lookup column . I have to populate values to the lookup column from another column on a button click. I achieved it using below code but when i try to click ok/save it is ...
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Workflow Lookup Column in Site Workflow

I am using Sharepoint Designer 2013, and I am looking for a way to create a column lookup that looks up the current item and looks for the column Due Date. Can you do this and apply this workflow to ...
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Can text in a lookup column be displayed as text with no link?

SharePoint 2007 and have site curate access only. List-A has a column Name and that is a lookup to List-B, which only has names and no other information. Now when looking at lookup columns in views ...
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How does the look up function work?

I currently have two lists: List #1 have the fields country and colour (and several other fields that are irrelevant) List #2 have the field colour (and several other fields that are irrelevant) So ...
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Change the source on a lookup column?

Is it possible to change the data source on a lookup column? I have the source set to list A but I want to change it to List B.
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SPServices.SPCascadeDropdowns - Display Title rather than key

I'm using SPCascadeDropdowns to filter a child drop down which is working. However, I would like to display another column than the one in the relationship. I have created two lookup columns that ...
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SharePoint user group cannot access a certain field in a list

I want a certain group with contribute permission to be able to add and edit items into a list. One of these fields is a lookup value. This seems to cause trouble for the user, since the person cannot ...
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Creating a survey with a question being lookup column with filtering

So I need to create a survey on a monthly basis with just one question. Possible answers should be the values from a lookup column, but limited only to those from the previous (calendar) month. Is ...
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lookup external list

I have two tables: Documents Project task What I am looking for is the following: I have a page with project tasks in a hierarchy list (done) Clicking on a task will open an edit screen (done) ...
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Document Information Panel contacted a data source but failed to receive data. The form will load without the requested data

The query cannot be run for the following DataObject: list_48985ACC-FDDD-4732-AA48-078CFE123F35 Document Information Panel cannot run the specified query. The SOAP response indicates that an ...
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How to show/Hide Data in dropDown field in a list depending on other list boolean field

I have two lists; Cars{brand,color,price} and Colors{designation,disponibility}. I made the field color as a lookup field to display colors from colors list. My problem is that i ONLY want just to ...
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How do I get a lookup column to filter in 2013?

I have data in page view that places the information for "project" in a lookup column. When I try to filter this column I get the error "this column cannot be filtered." How to I get this column to ...
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Value does not fall within the expected range during itemupdating

I've an event receiver and in itemupating i check if i've a value for a lookup field but get an exception. If i look in powershell, the column exist so the first if is ok but he can't test if it's ...
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“Value does not fall within the expected range” for Lookup field and its relation to Resource throttling of the web application

I was querying a list having many columns, some of them being look-ups. My query was to return a SPListItem based on one ID. Now, when I want to bind the value of look-up field from the SPListItem to ...
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Linking two lists to update when one or the other is changed

I am a bit of a SharePoint novice and I am having a few problems getting it to do what I would like it to do I want to link two separate lists: for example if I check a check box for one of the ...
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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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Deactivate the link of lookup-fields (2010)

On our solution (SP Foundation) we multiple lists with quite some lookup fields. Some of the lookup fields are user fields who link to the user info list, and we don't want that to happen. Of ...
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Create a lookup field that is text instead of a drop-down (or similar)?

In SharePoint, I have a list (staff) and a document library and have successfully made a custom lookup column/field from the document library pointing to the staff list (staff id column). This ...
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Is it possible to populate a Lookup Field in a list with the List Content Types

What I'm trying to do is create a list-associated workflow that will start an Approval process with different Approvers, depending on Content Type. I cannot associate a workflow directly with each ...
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Autocomplete Lookup - Finding the Best Approach

In my past months learning the ins and outs of Sharepoint, I've had some difficulty finding a really good solution for creating an Autocomplete Lookup. I've explored a couple different options, each ...
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Look up field shows [object Object] on view

My list is custom code, which has a look up field to another list on same site. But when I create items, this field displayed as [object Object] on view (in display form, it still displays normally). ...
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How to Force Alphabetical Order in Lookup Dropdown with Multiple Choices

In my portal (Sharepoint Server 2010 Enterprise) I have a simple list with only the title field. I've created about 50 entries in the list. In another list, I have a lookup column that pulls from ...
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Infopath lookup filtered fields from Sharepoint List working in InfoPath but not once form is Published

I have an InfoPath 2010 list form where "Current User" field has default value "Value[Name=PreferredName"] and refreshes value when formula is calculated. I then have a data connection to a SP list ...
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set or update multiple values cascading lookup field using client object model

I'm struggling since a couple of weeks with setting a multiple values cascading lookup field using a client object model, I could set the first value but then It show me an error of invalid lookup ...
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WP connection, lookup in children causes unexpected error when in view

I have the following scenario: MainList / ChildrenList {MainList:ID lookup column, ThirdList:ID lookup column} In the MainList display item form: WP#1: MainList with columns {ID, Title, ...
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Lookup column missing from document properties list

For the scope of this question I am working with SharePoint 2013. I have a Tasks list that was created with the OOTB (add an app) Task list. I have a Document Library that was created with the OOTB ...
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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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How to read lookup multi columns with the Sharepoint Listdata Client Object Model?

I have a list with a couple of multivalued lookupcolumns. When I try to do something with these fields the count is 0 even though I assigned it a couple of values. Below is a snippet of my code: (I ...
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Lookup column output includes strange characters in workflow

I am having problem displaying values from a cascade lookup to display the values in my email body. Example: I have a passenger column with this values already entered and save "Faith and John". Now, ...
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Add new button to a column with “single line of text data type” in SharePoint

I am trying to create a "Add new" button to a column called "other Passengers" which has a "Single line of text data type". Such that I can add up "0 to n" numbers of passengers not in our LDAP i.e ...