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

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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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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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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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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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Working around the “Lookup column threshhold”

To level-set, I'm working in a large enterprise with no Farm Admin access or access to SP Designer. I have out-of-the-box capabilities only as owner of a team site. I'm building a roster/schedule ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to set value to fields of List item getting values from the folder that it is in?

I have some folders with some properties(Name of project, Project Number and etc.) When I create a item inside of this folder I need to fill out these information again for the item. I would like to ...
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Cusstom MultiLookup column

Im trying to create a custom field type of multilookup type to show lookup values of one particular content type, So I'm creating a customcontrol which extends the "MultipleLookupField" class. I ...
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linq query for lookup list column error - query uses unsupported elements

I'm trying to return the list item ID (s.ID), and the ID of a lookup column (s.VendorID). I get the following error: The query uses unsupported elements, such as references to more than one list, ...
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How to design look up list for 20 sub-sites?

Say, I have 20 sub-sites under corporate sales. There are 3 lists that drives the look up columns. Country (USA, Mexico, Norway, Morocco, etc.) Regions (SW, NW, S, W, N, MW, etc) SalesArea (Service; ...
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Help with SPCascadeDropdowns cascading lookup column

I have this jquery added to my editform.aspx in SharePoint. I want the childcolumn to also have unique values, although it may contain duplicates example below. Example. When I select mycountry, I ...
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Specify Lookup list for the 'Title' Column of a Gantt chart view

I was hoping to use a lookup list as the title column for a Gantt chart view. The problem is when I go to the Gantt columns in the settings for the view it doesn't display any of the lookup list ...
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2010 Workflow vs 2013 Workflow - Lookup columns

I tried to make a 2013 workflow and ran into exactly this issue: SharePoint 2013 Workflows List does not exist error Well, as a workarround I tried to make a 2010 workflow and noticed this: Why ...
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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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Values missing for dependent lookup column from parent list when using linq

Situation I have 2 site content types defined that are deployed as a site feature: Customer Name Address Order Value There is a second web feature that deploys a list to the root site for ...
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Menu control in sharepoint

Is it possible to have a top menu in sharepoint like when i click on the tab it should provide me a mega menu.Is it possible through OOB of sharepoint..please share your ideas..
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XSLT Listview webpart not showing site column lookup values

The Problem: We have a top level site that contains various lists of data. The information in these lists are exposed to subsites using site lookup columns. In our subsites we have various lists that ...
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Filter Lookup from another lookup

I have a list of projects. Inside the project list you can select a Client. I have a list of Clients. I have another list, a list of Contacts, they have a lookup column called Client to specify from ...
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Updating List XML on Office 365

I'm trying to create a lookup column on an Office 365 SharePoint dev site through an app using SPServices but I'm not having any luck. function createLookupColumn(listGuid) { ...
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SPSiteDataQuery and Look-up column

I have a requirement to iterate through multiple task lists under SharePoint sites and sub-sites. I am using SPSiteDataQuery to achieve this. I have an issue with fetching the data when the column is ...
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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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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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Fetch Username from Lookup-Column using Powershell

In my powershell script, I have a method that fetches a username from a sharepoint list. This works fine - my problem is that field is from a lookup column. The user chooses the username from a ...
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SP2010: How to display a lookup column in a .aspx displayform

I have the two Lists Articles(A) and Serial Inspections(S). The Article-List has columns: Article-#, Name, DescriptionDE, DescriptionEN, somemore... The Serial Inspections: Inspection-#, Inspector, ...
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Choose Username column in Content-Type

In my portal I have two lists. One (we'll call it the people-list) is a list of people's first and last names and their username (person column) if they have one. I have created a content type that ...
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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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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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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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Site Column as lookupfield creates false URL-Strings

I have a created a custom site column, which is a lookup field, on my rootsite. However, I use this colum now on a subsite in another list. The idea is, to have a central list with lets say Divisions, ...
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How do i declare array for the lookup column using jquery

How do i declare array for the lookup column using jquery. I have a column whose values should be declared as array. so that my requirements get it complete. I need that ID for every values to get ...
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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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Access Lookup to Linked List

I am trying to create a lookup from one Access table to a linked list from SharePoint. I need to have a lookup between the two because in order to create the type of subform that I need, there has to ...
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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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Lookup fields blank after dialogue

I have a problem on a SharePoint 2010 site. I have lists which contain Lookup fields. When I perform any action on the site that causes a custom dialogue to be displayed, the lookup fields become ...