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

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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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BDC List column picker filter - search/filter not working and exact entry says not found?

I'm working with MOSS 2007. Rephrasing the question. I have a BDC column to an external datasource in a custom list. Today searching and filtering is not in place and actually exact matches are not ...
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SP 2013 - Updating a multi-value lookup field via the REST API

When adding a new item to list via the Sharepoint 2013 REST API I want to populate one of its multi-value lookup columns. I've tried passing in an array of Ids or a string with separators but nothing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lookup column showing up properly when logged in as Full Control user, but not showing up properly when logged in as Contribute user

I have a SharePoint 2010 form with a couple lookup columns. The form looks normal to me with Full Control permissions, and the dropdowns for these items are showing up normally on the form, but ...
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How to set image path to lookup column?

I have a custom list having lookup with a picture library. But when I am creating lookup it just gives some of the columns like Title, Created, Modified, etc. it do not gives any value like FileRef or ...
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Calculated column that updates daily

Is there a way to make a column in a list that updates daily with the current date? If not what's the best way to do this? I was thinking of using the 'Lookup' field to link to the calendar that's on ...
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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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Uploading a file to a library with curl - how do you also update the column values

I'm able to upload files from linux to sharepoint using something like this curl -u "Domain\Account":'Password' --ntlm -k -T report.xls https://portal.company.com/test_site/test_doc/ I would ...
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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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Issue with lookup column in subsite

I add lookup columns with a elements.xml file and like everyone else I had issues with them once deployed, i.e. "Get information from:" was empty for the lookup list. I found ...
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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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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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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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set or update multiple values cascading lookup field using client object model

I'm struggling since a couple of weeks with setting a multiple values cascading lookup field using a client object model, I could set the first value but then It show me an error of invalid 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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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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Lookup fields will be rendered as a list of checkboxes inside iphone safari web browser , instead of being rendered as a select list

I am working on an issue tracking list which have a lookup column named “Related Issues”, which is rendered as a select list inside IE on desktop browser as follow:- But when I access the list from ...
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Multiple Criteria Lookup in Parent List

I have a list of projects (Project List) and another list of periodic status updates (Status Update List) related to each project (one-to-many). I need a lookup column in the Project List that ...
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Cascading functionality in quick edit mode in Office 365

I've sandbox solution in Office 365. I want cascading functionality of Country, State, City in SharePoint lists. I got that by using SPServices JavaScript but only in NewForm and EditForm. Want this ...