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

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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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How to automatically link parent in child list new form?

I would have thought this would be something I could find easily with a search, but not so far. I have a parent/child relationship between two lists using a lookup column in the child. I have added ...
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Filtered lookup column with 'WHERE' clause

I have 2 lists: List 1 and List 2. List 1 has 2 columns 'supplier' and 'broker'. List 2 has 2 columns 'nature' and 'supplier name'. My requirement is 'supplier' is a lookup from 'supplier name' ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to have a lookup field with multiple source lists?

I have two lists: list A and list B. List A should have a new multiple choice lookup column that allows the user to choose items from both list A and list B. Is this even possible? I have a kind of ...
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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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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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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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Am I doing something wrong, or are these common pitfalls or limitations of using lookup lists?

I'm using (and limited to) OOTB Foundation 2010, and have been exploring lookup lists. I am discovering a few things that aren't working the way I'd like, seem to be working inconsistently, and are ...
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Can a SharePoint 2010 lookup column point to a multi-line rich text field from same list

Can a SharePoint 2010 lookup column point to a multi-line rich text field in same list? i dont find multiline column while creating a lookup column. Is there any way to achieve this. Because my ...
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Self Referencing Related Documents Library Through Lookup Column

I am trying to create a single document library that links to documents in the same library in SharePoint 2010 Server. I've created a multi-value lookup column that references the same library to ...
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Use count-related column value as int in a SP Designer-workflow

I have another problem concerning the count-related column-value of SP2010 in a workflow(see also: How to get count related Lookup value programmatically? ). my use-case: I have a column "actual ...
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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 sort SharePoint 2010 lookup combobox?

I have a lookup combobox whose source is another SharePoint list. By default, this combobox items are sorted by word order but I want to sort this items with another/custom order. How can I do this? ...
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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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Binding lookup fields to document library template

I have features that define site content types and a document library template that uses these content types. Now, when I create a document library from the template, all the content types appear ...
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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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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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Maximum lookup columns - the magic number 13

So I did create on an SPWeb 20 custom lists and then a tasks list. For each of those 20 lists I've created 20 site lookup columns. I then created 20 Content Types based on Task content type. Then I've ...
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Sorting a Lookup Column from Survey that pulls from Calculated Field SP 2010

I'm looking for a way to sort a Lookup question in a survey that pulls from a calculated field. Specifically, I have it lookup a calculated field that combines the date and name from a list. I want ...
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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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Can text in a lookup column be displayed as text with no link?

SharePoint 2007 and have site curate access only. List-A has a column Name and that is a lookup to List-B, which only has names and no other information. Now when looking at lookup columns in views ...
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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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Invalid Look up Value . A look up field contains invalid data

I have a multi select Lookup column . I have to populate values to the lookup column from another column on a button click. I achieved it using below code but when i try to click ok/save it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Content Type Hub Syndication and lookup site column within a content type

I am a content type which has to have a lookup field. I have created two exactly identical lists in hub site collection and the consumer site. Then I created the lookup site column and added to the ...
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Lookup Field programmatically in FeatureActivated

I've created a lookup field programmatically in the featureactivated method. This is the code snippet. public override void FeatureActivated(SPFeatureReceiverProperties properties) { using (SPWeb ...
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How do I add a user column to a custom list?

I have created a custom list programatically. I want to add a field to it call User, this should be a lookup to the system Users. This will be like the default CreatedBy field. How would I do this?
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Document look-up of PDFs

I have a look-up to the Documents list on the Title column, containing a mixture of DOCX and PDF files. The DOCX files appear in the drop-down, but the PDFs seem to be ignored. I can open the PDF ...
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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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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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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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How to retrieve documents from list?

I created a simple Custom List in WSS3. I also created a Document Library with an additional column field which is a lookup to the Custom List that I created before. Now when I am on the Custom List ...
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Clear Multiselect Lookup

I am trying to add a button for my users to clear a multiselect lookup value using JQuery or Javascript. I have found some information about setting a default value on a single select lookup, but ...
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Retrieving a lookup Value from a List using jquery and REST

I would like to get the lookup Value from a List item depending on it's Title. My List is set up similar to the following example: ColumnA : a | b | c lookupB : 1 | 1 | 2 The jquery: function ...
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Why do some of my lookup fields have type-ahead in the UI?

(And how can I get all of my lookup fields to have type ahead?) So here is the weird thing: I have several lists and lookups which I am deploying as a part of a .wsp. Of all of the lookups that are ...
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Can't delete List item after setting lookup deletion to restricted

I have a List Item and I wanted to delete it. It's nothing special at all, but it fails. I have two lists, Company and Company Contacts. Each Company have 0...n contacts. A company can't be deleted ...
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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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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 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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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 ...