A site column is a reusable column definition, or template, that you can assign to multiple lists across multiple SharePoint sites.

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Why would a content type column not show up in library settings?

Background I have a content type (CT2) with 7 site columns. CT2 inherits from CT1 which has 3 columns. We are using CT2 in several document libraries. In one document library The columns for ...
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How do you delete an existing site column from a Document Library?

I can add existing site columns to a document library, but I can't delete them. For example I added a Description site column, but I can't remove it.
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Issue Content Type added to list creates duplicated columns

I have created a site contnet type based on Issue Content Type and it contains several extra columns. Now I want to create lists based on this content type. I created an Issue tracking list and added ...
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Can sharepoint calculate the number of “business hours” for a list item to be completed?

I work in financial institution and we want a column in a case management database to show the number of "Buinsess hours" from start to finish of a case. Business Hours Monday to Friday 5am - 8pm ...
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How to delete a corrupted Site Column

How many of you have encountered this error? Field type {field name} is not installed properly. Go to the list settings page to delete this field. according to most of the documentation out there, ...
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How to set columns visible only in Display Form on a Column used by a Content Type

I have a column that we will call C. This Column is associated to a Content Type (CT). If I go to the properties of the CT -> Column C I can set the column to be Facoltative or Hidden: If I put it ...
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Creating new site columns or renaming existing ones,, which approach I should follow

I have a team site and I have created a new Issue Tracking lists inside it. Then I went to the Issue content type I found these columns defined by default:- Currently I need some of these and I need ...
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Error with special characters in site column names referenced by a calculated column

I have a site column Construction - Complete Date which is used by my calculated column Construction - Is Complete?. Whenever a date is entered for the Construction - Complete Date then Construction ...
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How to bring dynamic form/item fields into notification emails?

I've created a simple item list for maintenance requests at work. New items can only be of an item content type I created for it. All the fields in the form are custom site columns. It's all very ...
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How do I get the internal name of a custom site column?

I need to find the internal name of a site column I created. I'm trying to complete the third step in this StackExchange answer.
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Crawled Property with accountname of “Person or Group” Site Column in SharePoint 2010

I created a custom content type that includes a custom site column "Owner" of type "Person or Group". Now i need the accountname/login name (for exc. domain\usera) as a crawled property to include it ...
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Problem: Publishing image column shows URL of image

we have created a site column via powershell: $siteField=$spWeb.Fields["Floor Plan"] if(! $siteField) { Write-Output "Create new site level column Floor Plan of type - Image with formatting and ...
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Could not send emails to users defined inside a custom site column, using List workflow

I have created a simple workflow using SharePoint designer, with the following settings:- Start workflow when an item is created or changes:- To send email to the “Assigned to Approvals”. ...
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Required field in custom content type not required in custom list instance

I have an issue with a custom SharePoint 2013 solution. Among other components, it consists of: a feature with several custom fields with different types, some of which are taxonomy fields, a ...
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Publishing field type names for feature

I'm creating a SharePoint 2010 feature in VS 2010 to add some custom site columns to a site collection via an elements.xml file. I can't seem to find the Type attribute values for the publishing ...
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How to allow for autocomplete Person/Group for a new custom site column of type Person or group

I have added a new site column named “Assinged To” of type “Person or Group”, then I added it to the page layout. The final result was that I can search for our active directory user/groups.but if I ...
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Populate SiteColumn type choice field with List Items

I am building a SP app in VS2012 and need a content type field to show a dropdown choice list with items from a list within the app itself. To keep thing simple: List1 has a FieldX column with ...
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The object has been updated by another user since it was last fetched

I am trying to update a site column on my content. When I save the changes, I get the error "The object has been updated by another user since it was last fetched." When I searched the issue, I found ...
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Sharepoint 2010 column missing or hidden?

I created several site columns to build multiple lists on a new SP 2010 site. In one of the new lists one of the columns has gone missing and I cannot reference, view, or update entries in the ...
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Alter content types and site columns at the root site level after uploads

Does anyone know how to add or delete content types, and site columns at the root-site level, after they have been used in libraries? If I have a content type that is used in several libraries (with ...
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How to add a Site column of type “Managed Metadata”to a SharePoint 2010 List with c#

I would like to know if is that possible to add a Site column of type "Managed Metadata" to a SharePoint 2010 List with c# Thanks a lot for your help Regards, Arioule
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Unable to add “Approval status” site column to my page layout

I am working on a publishing site collection using the enterprise wiki template. now i want to modify my enterpriseWiki.aspx page layout using SharePoint designer, to add the site column named ...
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Can we add Site Column to All Content Types?

Like OOB, Can we add Site Column to All Content Types using server object model? Thanks
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Is there a way to auto create columns from Managed Meta Data?

I am very new SharePoint 2013. I am currently creating different term groups that I will be using in my library? After I complete my term group, I have to create a site column for it. Is there a way ...
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How to rename the column Item Child Count in a list (SharePoint)

I have a document library with an OOTB column called Item Child Count. Is there anyway I can change the name of this column? Or at least create an alias?
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New Site Column is not being displayed insdie Sharepoint Designer Toolbox

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection. and i added a new site column of type managed metadata. then i opned the sharePoint designer , but i can not find the new site column inside the ...
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Problem syncing project task list back in when using custom fields

I have a project task list on Sharepoint 2010, which I want to sync to a Project file so data can be added back and forth. To add some custom fields, I have created a content type which inherits from ...
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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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Change Title (linked to item with edit menu) to different column

How can I change the column in a SharePoint list that has the link to the item and the link to the item with edit menu eg: Title (linked to item) Title (linked to item with edit menu) I want to have ...
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Adding central site column to a list with JavaScript in SP 2013

I'm managing a site where several users (owners) can set up new websites. But there are some areas that they always have to change that I cannot apply to the template. So I programmed a small code ...
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SharePoint Designer 2010 WorkFlow is not able to read all the column values

So quick run through of what is going on so far and the environment set in place. Number of Environments: 2 Environment Details: Dev: One front end server, One App Server, One SQL Server, ...
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Can't get Custom Column of type Publishing Image to display in JSLink

I have a column of type "Publishing Image" named "Picture Upload" defined at the site collection level, and then included in my Custom List. When I try and access the column from my JSLink function, ...
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Remove Standard Styles from Ribbon (HTML Site Column)

According to this link we can add some custom styles to the ribbon for HTML Fields. Is it possible to remove the standard ones? (I especially want to remove Heading 1-4 and Heading 1-4 alternate)
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Remove a site column from Document Library

I was trying something w.r.t search result templates and I included following Site columns in my document library: 'Target Folder' , 'Target Library' , 'Target Path' Now I am not able to delete / ...
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How to hide “Title” standard column in custom list using visual studio

I'm working on custom lists of sharepoint 2013. I created many lists in each one I want to hide the standard column "Title" from visual studio . I know how to deal with this in SharePoint Site ( by ...
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Fields disappearing in SP 2013 publishing site

We have a SharePoint 2013 solution with custom content types and page layouts. Page layouts are deployed using Design Manager. The content types are inside a feature build in Visual Studio 2012. We ...
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Restrict HTML Site Column

Is it possible to restrict a Site Column in following ways: Limit HTML to just use following tags: <p>, <a>, <ul>, <ol>, <b>, <i> (or <strong> and ...
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Documentation of Site Columns in SharePoint 2013 missing Types and other Fields

As in my previous Questions I am still working on Site Columns and Content Types in SharePoint 2013. I thought, that the official documentation on MSDN is complete but I miss several points. First ...
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How does the Elements.xml look for a Publishing Image Site Collumn in SharePoint 2013

I want to use a Site Collumn of the type: "Image with formatting and constraints for publishing" and I don't know how the xml in Visual Studio should look like. According to this: ...
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Custom site column is in the list view, but is missing in newform.aspx

I've created a list programmatically with two site columns (title, name (peoplepicker)) The list show both site columns but when I try to create a new item only the title will show, "name" (people ...
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Add “Additional Column Settings” to Site Collumn with Visual Studio for SharePoint 2013

Can I restrict a Site-Collumn with the common "Additional Column Settings" which we see in the Browser when I create the Collumn in a Feature in Microsoft Visual Studio? (I would like to create a ...
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Site columns pages (mngfield.aspx) loads very slow (more than 3 minutes)

Site columns page of subsites on my production farm loads very long. It takes not less than 3 minutes to load it. It is happening for all subsites, whereas Site columns page of the site collection ...
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Where do the workflow title columns available to a list view reside?

When I create a SharePoint designer workflow it adds a column with the title of the workflow to the default view on the list that displays it's status, i.e. In Progress or Completed. My question is, ...
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Does GetListItems not work with content types?

I have been trying to use GetListItems using jquery and SOAP to fetch data from a list. The list does not have an 'item' content type but is using two other site content types (both inherited from ...
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Add filepath or folder name column to Sharepoint 2013 view

Morning- I have a library with about 600 folders in it. Incoming documents are placed into individual folders one by one. I have created a custom column called "Done", with two values: "Done", and ...
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Cannot go to the site columns page, got this error: Field type CrossSiteLookup is not installed properly

I am using sp2010. When I go to the site columns page of the site below (http://myCompany.com/sites/archive/_layouts/mngfield.aspx) I got this error: Field type CrossSiteLookup is not installed ...
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Get the data from check box in edit page when in published page

<div data-name="EditModePanelShowInEdit"> <!--CS: Start Edit Mode Panel Snippet--> <!--SPM:<%@Register Tagprefix="Publishing" ...
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A change to the 'required' value of a site column not reflected in content type

As title suggests, I had a site column defined in the xml of a content type. The site column was required. I have just changed the definition of this field (it is not defined anywhere else in the ...
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SharePoint still holding a reference to Managed Meta data site columns even after deleting and cleaning database

I am facing some weird issue during the custom farm solution deployment in staging. I am receiving below error when activating the one of the features which deploys custom managed metadata fields as ...
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Migration from SP2010 to SP2013 bug: custom site columns mess up

I am migrating a site collection from SP2010 to SP2013 using content database attachment method. After attached and running the site in SP2010 mode it is working fine. However, after creata a ...