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

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Help with getting the value of a look up field

Currently, I am using an ajax request to access the list items. The fields that are not lookups come as expected but the lookup fields come across as an ID of the object that corresponds to its ...
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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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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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Deploying List Instance - LookupMulti Type Column in XML

So I have been able to populate rows with Lookup type fields as such: <ListInstance ... > <Data> <Rows> <Row> <Field ...
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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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How to get multivalue lookup column items from sharepoint list to infopath?

I am on a project. I have a list that have 2 columns. One is the title, other is a multiple value look up column from another list. Everything is ok, working well. And call it ListA. BUT, i am ...
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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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Display deactivated items in lookup column

We have a list of projects. One column is named Status (a choise Active or Finished) One column is Active Projects (a calculated column which shows only the actieve projects) One column is named ...
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Get value of lookup field

I have a cascading lookup using two lists on my SharePoint 2010 site. I want to get the value of first selection made in the lookup and show/hide other fields on my custom form based on that first ...
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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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Site Lookup Column As Managed Property

Please let me know if my logic here is incorrect or suggest better alternative. This is hosted on Office 365. I have a Site Lookup column (EventLookup) that is linked to a list on my Root Site --> ...
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Lookup field not updating when the document uploading

I am uploading document programically and passing lookup field value but its not get updated, how to handle this?
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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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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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Extending Content Types from Content Type Hub

I have defined a content type in content type hub. I would like to use this content type on a site (other than the hub) but also to extend it with an additional (lookup) column. Is it possible to do ...
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Load a SharePoint list into a workflow variable?

I am trying to use a workflow to lookup data in a column in a list and then compare that data in another library column then update another column in the library based on if it equals eachother. ...
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how do I create search in sharepoint list edit form using infopath

I have a list called Tasks in sharepoint 2013 that has a number of lookup fields. It was initially created by exporting data,tables and relationships from Access 2013. The client wants to be able to ...
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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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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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InfoPath form referencing fields from another list

Environment: SP2013 Enterprise, InfoPath 2013 I'm building a course registration system for a SP client but am having a little difficulty with lookup fields. Basically there are two lists, a course ...
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Workflow to Update Library Column with Data from List

When creating a new item within the library I want a workflow to lookup a field in a list and if it equals a column in my library I want to update another column in my library. The field I need to ...
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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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Modifying XSL for multi lookup field

I'm trying to create custom XSLT for a multi lookup field, based on this article. When changing disable-output-escaping to yes I can see the html I want to modyify: <a ...
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Hide link in Listview on Lookupfield

In my customList there are several lookups. They link to the sourcelists. My question is: How can I hide these links?
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When deploying a site from custom site template, one lookup column in doclib has empty values for Office 2010 (docx, xlsx, pptx) files

I'm deploying sites using a custom site template (WSP) that is: Saved as WSP from customized Team Site Deployed as Farm Solution Has lists, libraries with content customized in Visual Studio ...
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What is use of LookupMulti in Sharepoint 2013

Can somebody tell me what is the use of LookupMulti in Sharepoint 2013 and how to implement this with visual studio 2012? Can we use this for chaining purpose ? For example, I have 2 lists country ...
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Is it possible in LINQ to SharePoint

I have a task to make a WSP, which should provide definitions of custom list and library, but not instances. List definition has a lookup column to library item <Field ...
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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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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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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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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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Retrieve reference for list from Lookupfield

I have a sharepoint 2007 and in a document library eventhandler: in ItemUpdating, i would like to be able to retrieve the value by id's from lookupfield. So with other words i have to get the ...
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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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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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SharePoint2010 Lookup Column Display issue

I have a simple list with three lookup columns in it. One LC has 5 items and displays as simple dropdown and there are no rendering issues (So ignore this column now). The other two columns has more ...
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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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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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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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Why does SPMetal ignore lookup columns in Farm Solution

I have content types and related lists (via lookup columns) in a Sandbox solution(.wsp). All my lookup column relationships come up fine in the SPMetal generated entity classes. I now have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Setting the value of a lookupfield(sharepoint dropdown formfield) in sharepoint 2010 list forms

How can i set the value of sharepoint form field dropdown box(lookupfield) in sharepoint list form when the form gets saved (using jquery) note: the lookupfield (dropdown formfield renders as input if ...
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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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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, ...