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 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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CAML Query on a Lookup Field that points to a Calculated Field throws Exception

I wrote some CAML Queries to get data from a List that has lookups on another List. All is working fine as long as I do not reference a Lookup Field which points to a Calculated Field. I tried ...
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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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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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In a DVWP my Multilookup column is not returning IDs, only column values

I've added a DVWP to a page. The DVWP shows data from a list with a multi value lookup column. The value returned for this column is in the form: value1;value2;value3. Now I want to render this ...
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Extending Content Types from Content Type Hub

I have defined a content type in content type hub. I would like to use this content type on a site (other than the hub) but also to extend it with an additional (lookup) column. Is it possible to do ...
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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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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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Bind lookup column with another subsite list

I have a site "ABC Company" in which I have two subsites. HR Inventory In HR subsite there is a list "Employee" which has a column "Full Name" In Inventory subsite there is a list "Issue ...
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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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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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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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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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Modifying XSL for multi lookup field

I'm trying to create custom XSLT for a multi lookup field, based on this article. When changing disable-output-escaping to yes I can see the html I want to modyify: <a ...
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Hide link in Listview on Lookupfield

In my customList there are several lookups. They link to the sourcelists. My question is: How can I hide these links?
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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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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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Is it possible in LINQ to SharePoint

I have a task to make a WSP, which should provide definitions of custom list and library, but not instances. List definition has a lookup column to library item <Field ...
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SharePoint 2013, Lookup field cross-Web

It looks like I found pretty annoying bug in SharePoint 2013. Can anyone confirm this? Create site-column lookup to list placed on rootWeb (I will refer to it as WebA), the title should be used as ...
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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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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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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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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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Retrieve reference for list from Lookupfield

I have a sharepoint 2007 and in a document library eventhandler: in ItemUpdating, i would like to be able to retrieve the value by id's from lookupfield. So with other words i have to get the ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search - Return Results Based on Lookup Column Value

We have a page on a public website where we're surfacing a list of Staff which is stored in a "Catalog". The staff catalog has a lookup column pointing at a Department catalog. The Lookup is joining ...
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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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SharePoint2010 Lookup Column Display issue

I have a simple list with three lookup columns in it. One LC has 5 items and displays as simple dropdown and there are no rendering issues (So ignore this column now). The other two columns has more ...
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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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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" ...
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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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SharePoint 2013 lookups don't show all fields

I have two lists. 1st list: Contractor (people or group) phone (text) dept (text) etc... 2nd list: PO Number (text) Contractor (lookup) ---> this should get contractor from list 1. It ...
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Start and assign an approval task to all users in the given department(s)

I have a form containing a multi-select "Departments" column. I would like the user to be able to check off which departments the list pertains to, so that when the list is submitted for approval, all ...
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get an error while exporting access database to sharepoint 2007 lists: lookup contains values that do not exist in the related table

I try to export a table in a access database to sharepoint 2007. All related tables are automatic exported to SharePoint as lists. SharePoint creates lookup fields for each relation. Under the export ...
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Why does SPMetal ignore lookup columns in Farm Solution

I have content types and related lists (via lookup columns) in a Sandbox solution(.wsp). All my lookup column relationships come up fine in the SPMetal generated entity classes. I now have a ...
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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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Dropdown options are displayed in the wrong place. (IE only)

I am using SP2010. In one of the lists I have several lookup fields as dropdowns in the forms, and I have a weird issue: 3 of 4 dropdowns, which are rendered as input (>20 items) are opened in a wrong ...
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Is there a way to get a set of 'child list' in sharepoint; i.e., lists that contains a lookup field to a given list?

This is what I have so far. It seems to work, but is very slow since its traversing all lists and fields in the site. Note: I am looking for the first list that shows up as a 'child list': private ...
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Why is edit item greyed out on lookup link

This is SharePoint 2010 Enterprise. This is all OOB stuff. I have one DocLib and two Lists. DocLib 1, List A, List B. DocLib 1 has two lookup columns. One to list A and one to list B. I have values ...
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SP 2010 add lookup column programmatically causes autoeventwireup not allowed in custom edit form

I'm struggeling a problem for days. I have a custom list definition to which I add lookup columns in a feature receveier. When I open the edit mask the error occurs: autoeventwireup-attribute is not ...
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Moving SharePoint 2007 Lists/Lookups between subsites within same site collection

We have a list 'Leaders' that we want to move from one subsite (A) to subsite (B) that is in the same site collection. I had gone into 'Site Actions' -> 'Site Settings'-> 'Modify All Site Settings' -> ...
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Set lookupfield value on document upload through event receiver

I have a custom list, where when I create a new item, I assign a custom id to that element through an event receiver. After the item is created, I create a file that I upload to a document library. ...
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Prefill the input boxes of a list based upon lookup

I had a list say company that contains columns like CompanyName. Then another list called as Addresses contains a lookup to conmpany and additional columns like Street, City What i need to do is to ...
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SharePoint 2010 List Lookup Filtering

If you have a SharePoint list that contains the following columns: ---- Name ------ Type of Column Tags (metadata column) Question (single line of text) Response (multi line of text) How ...
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Cross-site and SPFieldLookup

I've read a numbered time that SPFieldLookup is cross-site by its nature. But now I'm a little bit confused, here is my SharePoint structure: /SiteCollection /Site1 Projects /Site2 Customers ...