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

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Lookup on a list with permissions

Is it possible to keep a list security trimmed to a small group, while allowing a list item column to be used as a lookup? The purpose would be for the larger audience to be able to create a task ...
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SP2013: List with columns “Lookup (information already on this site)” display as URL's

I have several lists on a site that have dropdown columns that refer to other lists on the same site to keep things consistent (e.g. a department dropdown that should show the same values everywhere). ...
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How to update content type to include additional lookup fields for all instances of content type?

I have created a lookup field as a site column in my root site. The field also brings several additional columns showing information from the list. It is used in a root site content type. I have ...
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Updating a (calculated) field based on lookup field :: Workarounds

I am a site owner in SP2010 impl., at work. Not a farm admin / super admin. For one of my needs, I am designing a list using Datasheet View. I have columns of People, Lookup and Choice datatypes. ...
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How to add document to doc library with lookup columns

I am creating an upload program that needs to be able to upload documents to my document library. This document library is configured to allow content types, and I am getting all of the columns from a ...
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How to auto generate parent MMD columns based on child MMD columns?

This is the structure of one of my Term Sets. I have a Site Column called Record Type (Deeds, Agreements, Permits) I have a Site Column called Deed Type (D1, D2, D3) I have a Site Column called ...
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Lookup column to Picture Library

I've created a picture library called "Reusable icons" with all my icons. Then I created a new Custom List with a lookup column to the "Reusable icons"-library. Problem is that I don't get the url ...
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Filtered Lookup Column from other Lookup Column

Why is this so difficult! SharePoint Online Office 365 List 1 : Group - Title, Desc List 2 : Category - Title, Group-Title(Lookup) List 3 : Document - Title, Category-Title(Lookup), ...
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Lookup field is empty after List Item is added

Here is My Problem: I have a New Form in a list and I have added some custom JS code to it. In the form is a "Registration number" lookup field with more than 20 items in it. I need to populate it ...
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Get Lookup field ID from DataTable

I have this code : SPListItemCollection CatList = LinkList.GetItems(query); SPListItem test = CatList .GetItemById(1); SPFieldLookupValue tmp = new SPFieldLookupValue(test["Category"].ToString()); ...
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Lookup Column - SharePoint 2010

Is there any way to link parent site and sub sites? Problem: I have one list on Parent site and I have a few other lists on sub sites. I am trying to create lookup columns in the parent site list to ...
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Save Site as Template (with include content) does not accept LookUpSite Columns

After long search on the web i could not figure out why i have been facing wired behaviour today with my SharePoint Site. I explain, I have a Site Collection (Blank Site Template) which contains ...
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Cross site lookup columns

If I have site structure as per the below: Site Collection -Main Site -Site 1 -SS 1.1 -SS 1.2 -Site 2 -SS 2.1 -SS 2.2 If I have a list in SS 1.1 is there any way in which I can create a ...
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Import specific row column values into sharepoint list fileds based on a field value in the sharepoint list

I have a SharePoint list (Service List) and an excel document (all registered customers) in the same SharePoint 2010. The Customer list excel document has customer no, location, address, phone number ...
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Join SPQuery in list

List 1 "Posts", fields Title body #comments modified in this list #comments fields is look up from another list Comments: List 2 "Comments", fields title body comments post ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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” 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How Do I Format A SharePoint 2010 Search Refiner Lookup

In SharePoint 2010 Search, I've added a new managed property that refers to a lookup column. I then added a custom refiner by modifying the Refinement Panel "Filter Category Definition". Basically, I ...
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Update a field after running standard approval workflow

I copied the approval workflow available. After completing the approval, I want one field related with the item that was approved to be updated. I tried different ways but nothing works. Should I ...
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Sharepoint 2010 site definition and Lookup column

I have created a custom list definition with a lookup field using Visual Studio. Everything is working perfect. After that I created a site definition using Visual Studio and added this custom list ...
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Lookup column with no duplicates

I have a library containing documents, each one regarding a project. I also have a custom list with tasks (for monitoring) which has a column PROJECT. There are more than one tasks per project so this ...