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

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Add dynamic link to InfoPath multi-selection field

I had to modify a form using InfoPath in order to achieve a feature that populates a multiple-selection field with data returned from a query (similar to what this tutorial outlines). Before making ...
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I need to pull the version data from 6 Libraries into a single list

I have an existing SharePoint2010 list. It contains information about document approvals (all manual data). I need to compare the manually approved version number to the current actual document ...
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Lookup items says “Count Related”

I am not very skilled with SharePoint, but I have been tasked with using it on a daily basis, and am always at least "trying" to make improvements to it. The issue I am having today is that I have 2 ...
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Cascading Dropdown for Lookup with more than 20 items

I have implemented cascading dropdown using SPCascadingDropdown (SPServices) it was working for lookup with 19 items . When the items count became more than 20 , the lookup column is displayed as ...
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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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SharePoint Best practice for multiple images per list item

I have to create a simple Classifieds system in SharePoint. One classified item can have multiple images. Does anyone have suggestions on design for this initiative? For example, should I have a ...
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Is it possible to create an automatic connection between the look up field and another column?

Im struggling with a problem in SharePoint 2013. I have one list with procedure codes, which includes the “procedure code” plus some other fields In another table, i have volume data related to ...
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Save Document library lookup field using Rest API

How can I save document library lookup field using REST API Post in a SharePoint list? I tried like 'docItem':'1;#test' But, it is throwing an error : {"error":{"code":"-1, ...
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Weird lookup column issue

I have process that I setup to summarize a list in a lookup column in another list and to automatically generate emails based on the lookup column. I noticed that things weren't behaving quite as ...
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Calculated Formula Insert From Another List

I have List A which has all information. List B has Col 1 that looks up one of the List A's columns. Col 2 is a Calculated column that want to use Col 1 but SharePoint is not able to see Col 1 ...
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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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content query web part with multi value lookup column

I am trying to work out how I can query a content type with a multi value lookup field using the content query web part. I know that natively this is not possible with ootb sharepoint 2010 however I ...
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set multiselect lookup column using jquery

I have a Multi select Look up column which as you all know is a control with two list boxes and "Add or Remove" Buttons. The user populates the right-hand side of the control with some values by ...
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Using additional fields from Lookup in Word Document Information Panel

I have a Document Library in which I have a lookup columns to a Contact list, the contact list also includes linked values as email, phone numbers and so on. When creating a new word document in ...
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How to create a filtered list on Lookup columns

I have created a couple of custom lists, one called Partners, the other named Countries. The Countries list is populated with a list of the world's countries. The Partners list is a list of our ...
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Document Information Panel contacted a data source but failed to receive data. The form will load without the requested data

The query cannot be run for the following DataObject: list_48985ACC-FDDD-4732-AA48-078CFE123F35 Document Information Panel cannot run the specified query. The SOAP response indicates that an ...
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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 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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Displaying value in infopath not the number

Infopath. In my infopath form. I want to show the teamName as "team 1" value but it is displaying "1" number instead of "team 1". The TeamName is a lookup column in the ProjectList.
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Client API lookup field: LookupId has a value but LookupValue is null

I'm doing something very similar to this question; trying to get the value of a lookup field using the Sharepoint .NET client API. I can get the Id, but not the value. For some reason, the value 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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Why is the associated lookup field not on the dispform.aspx?

I have three lists: Events (calendar) Customer1 (custom list from scratch) Customer2 (custom list from template) When I added the lookup of Customer1's ID and added the associated field "Title," ...
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add a new value to a lookup field

I have a custom list in SharePoint 2013. This list contains text and lookup fields. While I do not have an issue populating the text fields, the lookups are giving me trouble. I found and tried ...
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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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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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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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How can I combine multiple Lists into one view for editing

I had a list with 18 lookups which exceeded the SharePoint 2010 threshold. So I broke it up into 3 lists all having the same "ProjectID" column as a lookup to the first column so that there is only ...
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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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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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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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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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Calculated Lookup from another Lookup

I'm sure this has probably come up before but I'm getting nowhere fast so I thought I'd ask the question! I have a list called Areas, which has an Area column (text). I have a second list called ...
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During ItemAdding of parent list, assign lookup field of a child list

I'm attempting to create a projects/tasks lists. When a user creates "ProjectA", I want to create a list of tasks based on the template that was selected for that project. In general, everything is ...
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Example of a workflow pulling lookup column data for use in a calculated value column

I'm looking for an example of a workflow using SharePoint Designer 2010 that pulls information from a lookup list or via a lookup column and places it within a hidden field for use in a calculated ...
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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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BCS External Content Type with 20,000+ items (O365)

We have a large database of 20,000+ items on a local database that we need to get into Sharepoint Online 2013 in O365 to use as metadata for various documents in multiple locations. New entries and ...
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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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Add new item to child list and refresh the parent form - multiple lookup

I've created a parent list (Vendors) and a child list (software list). There can be multiple vendors for one piece of software. I've created a custom new form with a link which opens up a modal to add ...
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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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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 ...