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

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Using an Additional Lookup Column Value in a Calculated Column

I have a lookup column based on another list's description (a 'Category' list) and have ticked the other list's 'Category ID' column to be shown at the same time (I note that this is a manually '...
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Strategy Queston : how would you implement this calendaring use-case

At my organization there is a process that goes in to preparing for our Board of Director's Meetings that begins 6 weeks beforehand and involves about 9 different steps. We have a template document ...
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Trigger workflow email when item created

We have a list called employee details, which has client name as one of the columns which is of the type lookup (from another list name columns value). So when the users create a new item in the ...
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Copy lookup value from one list to another with SPD workflow

I have two lists and a workflow that copies items from list A, if they get approved, to list B. Problem is that a field in list A uses a lookup list, if I select Dog in the Field Animal and save the ...
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REST: unable to retrieve lookup data from top level

At the top level of my site collection, I have created a list called "Markets", and a site column called "Market", defined as a lookup to the Markets list. In a subsite of this same site collection, ...
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dropdown box on change event in SharePoint list forms

I am editing an SharePoint list form using SharePoint Designer. I need to have two drop down boxes one with the names of the countries and other with the names of appropriate state. How can I ...
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Chart Web Part and lookup fields

How can I make my Chart Web Part look good when I use it with lookup fields? The issue I have is that the chart displays the field id along with its value. For example, it displays "2;#Bing" when I'd ...
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How to get lookup value only via REST (listdata.svc)

I am trying to retrieve a list of items including lookup fields via listdata.svc. My lookup points to a list of companies which has the following fields: Title, Address, Phone. By default, listdata ...
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My custom form isn't saving lookup fields

I have a list with two content types. I've created two custom forms for creating new items (because one field I don't want until the 'edit' form). One works great. The other one doesn't. What's ...
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Migration tool for specific lists

I am looking for a migration tool that works at the list level, not for a full site or server. One specific requirement is to be able to migrate lists that are connected via lookups. For example, if ...
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SharePoint 2010, InfoPath and top-level list lookup

We want to have some lists (Suppliers, Projects, etc) at top-site level which can be reached by all child-sites. Using InfoPath on child-sites we want to have a lookup field in the lists there so we ...
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Can you have lookup column to rich text field

Can a SharePoint 2010 lookup column point to a multi-line rich text field in another list? From what I'm reading, it can only see single-line text fields in the other list, which limits its use in our ...
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Lookup column to Documents library

Here's what I need to do for a SharePoint 2010 list: Allow users to select the filename from a dropdown showing the items in the Documents library. But the "Add new item" form of the list doesn't show ...
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Set lookup field value in infopath form on new Item(List Infopath form)

I have lookup field called project stage, on item created I'd like to set to its default value,(project start). Then this field can only be changed by the Workflow as the project moves to the next ...
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Sharepoint 2010 and Infopath form : lookup fields are displayed by their ID instead of text value

I'm trying to build a custom Infopath form for a list that contains 2 fields that I would like to get auto-completed: Person: people picker field, filled with the current user Team: lookup to the ...
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Association between a custom list and an external list

I have a very basic question. I have a Custom List and I'd like to add a lookup column from an External List based on a WCF Service. Is it possible? E.g. I have employers in a custom list. I'd ...
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Output of SharePointWebControls:LookupField inside an <a> Tag?

I have a lookupfield which is containing an E-Mail Adress and want to have it inside an Tag. How is this Possible? Like: <a href="mailto:<SharePointWebControls:LookupField FieldName="...
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Compare two person columns in a list

I have a list which has a "Person or Group" column called as Reviewer. I want to notify the reviewers whenever he/she is added to the list item. I created a custom workflow which sends a mail on ...
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lookup field to display content types

Is there a way to add a lookup field column to display all the content types sitting at the site collection level?
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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 show results of one-to-many relationship in search results?

We have a one-to-many relationship between a document library (with 150,000 documents) and a custom list storing additional metadata. We're looking to show the additional metadata from all of the ...
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Two-Way Relational List

We are testing SharePoint 2010 Standard and have a need to have relational data, but be able to view the data from both sides of the relation. For example, I have a contacts list and I create a list ...
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Department lookup from User Profiles - SharePoint 2007

We have some 30,000 user profiles . We'd like to build a custom list with lookup for Department from a unique list of departments in our User profiles. Possible? Was thinking of buildin a new ...
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Set a date/lookup in ListInstance elements.xml

I have two lists. The first one has customers and the second one has Orders. Now i want to add some (test) data in the elements.xml of the listinstances. For customers this works without a problem ...
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Pull values from a lookup column using SPServices()

I would like to retrieve values from a lookup column (pull down) using SPServices() and load an array in javascript. This is available only in Newform.aspx. How can I do this?
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Lookup field not updating when the document uploading

I am uploading document programically and passing lookup field value but its not get updated, how to handle this?
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Managing multiple related lists and lookups in SharePoint 2007

I have a custom solution, which has multiple related lists. Four of the Lists have a lookup field based on the field of one list. And, that list has a lookup based on the field of another list. So, ...
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Creating lookups with OOTB Lists in SharePoint 2007

I am developing a solution which has multiple OOTB lists like Links, Contacts, Custom List and Document Library. And, I have to create a lookup field in four lists which refer to a field in a Custom ...
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How to link two lists using a multi-valued lookup column?

I have two lists, one contains files, each file has one or more ID(depending on its content). These IDs are lookups to another list. Now, I generate another list on fly, this list has the ID column as ...
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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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Lookup fields - not unique values in look field

We have a list, which contains schools with their names and addresses. We have another list, which has lookup field to that list on school name field. Since schools in different cities can have same ...
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Is there any tool that can convert 2007 text/option field type into Managed Metadata fields

we have a 2007 farm that we are rebuilding in 2010. I want to take advantage of some of the new feature like Managed Metadata and I was wondering if there were any good tools out there that can ...
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Problem with Sharepoint ContentTypeBinding and Lookup field

I have a problem with ContentTypeBinding when creating a new site. I have custom site template definition where I have referenced Publishing Server Feature, so list Pages is automatically created on ...
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lookup fields and client object model — i'm going bald?

new to the development world, not to sharepoint. I'm ultimately trying to populate a listbox with items from a multivalue lookup field. If it's a single lookup, no problem. When I make it a multi ...
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Sharepoint - Creating lookup field to list on site collection scope

I've got a big problem with creating Lookup field between two lists which are deployed on site collection scope. I've got this field definition: <Field ID="{c80e8e3c-7124-4772-a39d-5b69f131d542}" ...
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Item Editor form for list - use a lookup table for dropdown

We have a list on SharePoint 2010 called "Policies". It contains a couple of dropdown boxes which point to custom columns. These columns get their data by going to List Settings > clicking on the ...
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linking a document to another document

our setup for document library as follows. We have bunch of document sets (200 doc sets to be exact) in a document library. Each doc set is for particular vendor. We place contracts in each document ...
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lookup field test if value is (none) from SPD Workflow

everything is in the title. I have a lookup field set to optional and I need from my Workflow to test this field. When you do not select any value, you have (none) in the interface but I cannot seem ...
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Restrict item in List from modification if used in other Lookup or Cascading Drop-down field

Currently I have three lists. The 1st list contains a single column. The 2nd list contains two columns - one of the columns performs a lookup on the 1st list. The 3rd list contains three columns - ...
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A “throttling” exception for a lookup field

I have a large list (with item count > 5000) with invoice positions, which I want to be filtered by a lookup field (invoice header ID). I tried to filter the list extending the URL, i.e.: ......
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Is it possible to iterate all lists in Sharepoint in search for a given Field?

Is it possible to itterate all Lists in SharePoint to find out which ones use a custom Lookup field? I have an application which is currently failing because the custom Lookup field was pointing to a ...
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Can someone provide examples and direction with relational list?

I'm trying to figure out the best course of action concerning relational lists. I have create several parent and child related lists but I'm having a bit of trouble understanding how to build my CAML ...
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Set value in a lookup column during “Create List Item” workflow action

Here's the scenario, using SharePoint Designer 2007 and two simple lists in MOSS SP2: I create items in a list called "Code Snippets" with columns Title, Code and Author's CustID I track how many ...
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When deploying a site from custom site template, one lookup column in doclib has empty values for Office 2010 (docx, xlsx, pptx) files

I'm deploying sites using a custom site template (WSP) that is: Saved as WSP from customized Team Site Deployed as Farm Solution Has lists, libraries with content customized in Visual Studio (...
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How to retrieve lookup values using ClientContext?

What's the best way to retrieve lookup values using ClientContext? I'm accessing a list using ClientContext (let's call it ParentList). That list contains several lookup fields (let's call one of them ...
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Get related items from a parent list item through lookup

I've got 2 lists: Companies and Employees. In Companies I have a text field called Name and in Employees I have a lookup to Companies based on the company Name. What I'm trying to achieve is to get ...
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How to tell if a column is a valid lookup reference?

When creating a lookup column in SharePoint 2007 the user interface restricts the available columns to a subset of all columns in the list. How does SharePoint decide which columns are available? The ...
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How do I create custom control or action that works in a list's DataSheet view?

I have created a cascading lookup column field for a list in sharepoint 2010. It's working fine in the Standard view but not in the DataSheet view. In datasheet view it is showing all the possible ...
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Showing referencing items in list view

I need to create a list view in SharePoint where several foreign Items which are referencing the the actual item are beeing displayed. As example the actual list is called companies and for each ...
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Inserting new item in list with EntityRef field to User Information List using Linq to SharePoint

I have a list with SPFieldUser field type in it. I try to insert new item in this list using Linq 2 SP. So, I generated data context class using the following configuration file: <List Name="User ...