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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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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How can we use multiple fields from an external list in a survey?

We are trying to build a survey, that uses data from an external list. It works fine for a single field. But what we would like to do is to bring about 10 fields back from the external system and ...
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How best to handle metadata lookup?

I have a query regarding how I should best handle uploading documents into SharePoint (currently WSS) where the Taxonomy asks for client code for all documents. The problem I have is that we have say ...
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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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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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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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Client OM - setting lookup fails

I'm using client object model to migrate data from some external data source. The problem is that when I set lookup (normal list or user) I get: Value does not fall within the expected range. I set ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Validate a date column against a lookupfields additional column

In a list you can create a lookup column which queries data from an other list, the fun part is that you can add "additional columns" which results in some sort of ghost column which is added to the ...
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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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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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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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Problem with SPFieldLookupValue in SharePoint 2010

I have an SPListItem object from a list based on a custom content type. Many of the fields in that content type are lookup types that point to other lists. When I get back the SPListItem object for a ...
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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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Create Site Column (lookup type)

Is there any solid (proven) method of creating Site columns (lookups) where list GUID is not known? I think this is where feature activation kicks in; getting the lookup list by its name and then ...
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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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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 ...
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Export Import Library with Lookup column

I did export operation of custom library in Central Administration. Library has some custom fields and Lookup field on existing library on the site. After exporting main library and all dependecie ...
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How to test lookup?

When creating a workflow, is there any way to test the look up values? For instance, I have a 4-level look up which finds the manager of a user who is entered on the form. I'd like to be able to see ...
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SharePoint 2010 Lookup IE more than 20 items

Is there a way to stop SharePoint lookups in IE from becoming a text input when there are more than 20 items?
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Is it possible to have a lookup column that points to a different site?

Is it possible to have a Lookup column that points to a different SharePoint site, hosted on the same SharePoint server?
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Allow multi-selection for a field based on an external content type?

The choice field and lookup field allow for multiple selections. I can't find that option for lookups to external content types. Is it possible to do this? (I want to assign documents to one or more ...
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Display form containing lookup field opens new window, how to change this?

On any list in SharePoint 2010, when you open the details view for a list item, you get presented with the display form. If the details view for a list item contains a lookup field, it is displayed ...
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Accessing Lookup Values fails with Exception when the connected user is not the SharePoint Site Collection administrator

In sharepoint 2010 Foundation, after we installed a simple event receiver that mainly runs when certain items are added/modified, we noticed, during manual testing, that if we logged in as a user ...
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Fix a lookup type site column when website is provisioned

The site column "Related Task" is lookup type. I would like to fix this column's "Get information from" table. The get information table is within the same site. Is it possible to fix this using using ...
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Lookup to list with permissions

i'm trying to achieve something that i'm not sure if it's possible or not. I have a News system that uses multiple lists, permissions etc. The permissions exist because only 1 person is able to ...
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using list lookup Fields in SharePoint 2010 programmatically [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to set ListItem Lookup Field value I have a SharePoint list with a lookup field and I want to add values to this list through the SharePoint Object Model. but I always ...
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Person/Group Lookup Field in Custom List custom new/edit form

In my Custom Newform.aspx I need a field that gives me the possibilty to insert a person or group known in the AD. How can I do this? Probably a kind of javascript or something like that. It would ...
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Lookup from list column?

Is it possible to look-up anything but single line text values when creating a lookup column? E.g. I have a list with some general data ind it, one of the columns contains numbers. They should form ...
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Cross site lookup in SharePoint 2007

I need to add a lookup column to an existing list in a sub-site in SharePoint 2007. The data would come from a sibling sub-site. How can I do that? I see the option to add a lookup column, but that ...
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Programmatically generated Lookup Field causes “System.ArgumentException: Value does not fall within the expected range” when creating new item

I created a content type TypeA that has a lookup field to basic ListB. Then I create a ListA that uses TypeA. Everything is created programmatically. An exception is thrown when ListA's 'add new item'...
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Add existing list as a lookup column in User Profiles

I'd like to extend my user profile properties in my SSP by adding a new property which would render as a dropdownlist via a lookup column. Is it possible to reference a sharepoint list using a ...
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jQuery Set Lookup Column Value

When using jQuery, what is the syntax to set a lookup column to a value retrieved from another lookup column. I have been able to prepopulate a string column with a value retrieved from a lookup ...
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Sort By Descending upon lookup column

I have a lookup column in multiple lists that points to a list of dates. These dates go in ascending order, and since the list posts are sequential, the older dates start to become irrelavent, forcing ...
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Lookup site column not saving/storing metadata for Office 2007 documents?

I'm having this issue on several server environments. We have a list at the site collection root. There is a site column created as a multi-value lookup on that list's Title field. This site column ...