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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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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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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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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How to create a lookup field that has a list column picker

How would I be able to create a list field in VS that would be a lookup to select columns from any list? I would preferably like to have something like the PickerTreeView.aspx, but instead of ...
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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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Is it possible to create a lookup column with a list of all lists on the site using a WSDL data source?

I have a list in which I want the user to be able to select the name of 1 or more lists/libraries that exist on the account. I know I can use _vti_bin/lists.asmx?op=GetListCollection to get a list of ...
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Creating cascading lookup columns in sharepoint 2013 foundation

I am trying to create cascading lookup columns in my library. I have already tried to use a jquery solution: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/758909/Two-Level-Cascading-Drop-Down-in-SharePoint-using, ...
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Search Display Template Not Returning Values for Managed Property

Search results has no value for a custom site column. Ok, so I have a lookup column created as a site column in the root of my site collection. I found the field in crawled properties. NOTE: I am ...
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How to change the color of each column in a SharePoint chart?

How does one change the color of each column in a SharePoint Chart Web part? For example the "passed" column would be green, the "stopped" would be red. I am pulling data from this list: It ...
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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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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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Query string filter on an InfoPath lookup field

I am trying to use a query string filter to filter data on an InfoPath form using this guide. The column that I'm trying to filter is a lookup field and it is not available in the list of Consumer ...
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CAML Contains on a lookup field of a calculated column

I have some issue when using the CAML Contains statement when the field is a lookup field on a calculated column. It basically does not work, the Equal works though. here is the query, nothing ...
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Multivalue and single value lookup issue

Let's assume that we have two lists - Foo which has some kind of information - no matter what, and second - Cities - which holds city names. Now, we set up on Foo list lookup field to City list and ...
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access additional lookup fields using JavaScript and CSOM

In visual studio I have added lookup field (SubMenuItemIdRefTitle) to list definition listA that references ListB. I have also added <ViewFields> <FieldRef ...
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How can I pass a Parameter via Query String to populate a lookup field on a New Item Form/DVWP?

I have two lists: List A: Products List B: Requirements I'd like to have a nice Create Requirement page launched from the Product Listing page. I have a DVWP/Multi-Item View displaying all ...
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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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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 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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CAML query for null lookup field values

I have a problem with filtering list items using CALM I Have this list: Code - Text, Name - Text, Link - Text, Order No - Number, Parent - Lookup to this List. I want to filter all items where Parent ...
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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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Sharepoint2010 Lists Lookup

I'm creating 3 lists using Sharepoint 2010 UI. The lists and relationship are as follows: Training (parent) -> Training Instance (child, look up Training ) -> Training Session (grandchild,lookup ...
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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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Counting the number of items added in LookUp column

I have a lookup Column in my list which can take multiple values. So I need to count the total number of items added in that lookup field. What is the simplest way to do this?
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Edit Lookup table programmatically via Project Server Interface (PSI)

I have a standard lookup table database table "LOOKUP_TABLE_VALUES" in a SharePoint 2013 solution with columns like: LT_UID - for the Lookup table GUID LT_VALUE_FULL - storing the values with the ...
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Cascading Dropdown

I am new to SharePoint 2013. What I need to figure out is based on the following situation. I have several school districts with multiple schools within the school district. I would like to create a ...
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Lookup List and return data from within a Form

OK, I'm beginning to despair at SharePoint...please help restore some faith :) Seems some very basic things are very hard to achieve? 1: I have data in an SQL database table. 78,000 rows, but I want ...
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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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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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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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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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How to change the output of a Multi-value Lookup column in a View?

Could I edit the way the Lookup column displays information, if possible without code? (Or an easy explanation as to how to do it?). Currently it is displaying as "Name; Name; Name; Name". I would ...
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How to get parentlist of a lookup column in CSOM

What I want is this using (Web web = lookup.ParentList.ParentWeb.Site.OpenWeb(lookup.LookupWebId)) { List list = lookup.r.LookupWebId.LookupList; Field ...
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Multiple Choice Columns-Checkboxes. Is there a different format?

I have a column which uses a lookup to another library. I need the user to be able to make multiple selections based on this lookup, however the problem I have is that this library contains hundreds ...
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SharePoint Online: How to configure search to enable refiners on a lookup column

I have a list of location names at the root of a site collection. I have a site column at the site collection level that is a lookup to the locations list. In sub sites I use the site column in ...
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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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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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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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How to Find Lookup field list using Programmatically

How to find the list that a particular lookup column in a list is bound to, programatically?
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Calculated field shows seemingly random number when set to be empty

I'm trying to set up this solution for creating a filtered lookup: How to make a filtered lookup field I have set up an ItemAvailable column like this: The column "Availability" is a choice ...
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SharePoint 2010 NewForm.aspx Lookup Fields Issue

I have a SharePoint 2010 Foundation site that has recently been upgraded from WSS 3.0. The upgrade was completed successfully with no glitches. However, ever since I have upgraded the site I have ...
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Managed metadata vs lookup for column

I have a property content type. I'm wanting to add a property code column which will look up the codes from somewhere else on a SharePoint Online site, where it can easily be managed by end users. I ...
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How to improve performance of lists with multi-lookups

I have a list that includes several lookup fields. Some of these are simple lookups (only one value allowed), others are multi-lookups (the "allow multiple values" checkbox is selected). I have ...
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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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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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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 ...
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List Lookup Column - Select Library

I would like to add a lookup column in a SP list, which allows the user to select a specific library (rather than an item within that library). Is this possible? Many thanks
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SharePoint List CreateBy column storing date value

we discovered some very strange behavior in a list. within the last couple weeks, the Created By column for all items was replaced by a date: 35;#2014-12-23 23:17:51 I got this using powershell, ...
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Access lookup Site column from subsite

Is it possible to create a lookup site column at root site and access it from its subsite? I created it using site column template at root site and it was accessible at root site when added it to a ...