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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REST: unable to retrieve lookup data from top level

At the top level of my site collection, I have created a list called "Markets", and a site column called "Market", defined as a lookup to the Markets list. In a subsite of this same site collection, ...
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Aggregating lists based on content type

We've got some lists that we plan to aggregate using a content query web part (CQWP) later, using a custom content type. The content type will be used on numerous sites within a site collection, but ...
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Can fieldrefs in content type definitions change the internal name of a site column?

I have a content type that references a built-in site column like this: <Elements ...> <ContentType ...> <FieldRefs> <!-- a reference to the built-in ...
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Why won't my site column deploy from an elements file?

See Can site columns be deployed in sandboxed solutions? for background on this. I've tried to reproduce the sandboxed feature with a site column as built by Hilton Giesenow shown on How Do I: Create ...
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Can site columns be deployed in sandboxed solutions?

I have created a package in Visual Studio 2010 for SharePoint 2010 which contains a single feature, called "SiteColumns", which link to a single elements file defining a single site column. I have ...
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Contenttype for Documentset, site- and listcolumns

we created programmatically a contenttype for a documentset. In this contenttype are some other contenttypes for documents whic hare only allowed in the documentset-contenttyp. The ...
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change attributes of a site column when using in list definition

i want to know how to change Required Property on site column when it is consumed in a list definition. like i have deployed a site column <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements ...
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Content field not recognized on Page Layout

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010 to create a custom page layout. I have a content type called "Web Part Page" and its parent is "Page" content type. I have several site columns associated with this ...
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How to add a site column to a site content type in a large environment?

How do I add an extra (site) column to a content type on a large environment (~500gb, loads of documents). I've have tried using the UI but that failed halfway the operation due to a time-out. Now ...
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Person field showing differently in email

I am working on a work site with SP 2007 on which I have a list item with a Person field available to associate an employee with that item. When looking up an employee to fill that field I get their ...
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Centralising site columns

I'm fairly new to the SharePoint 2010 development world (I'm more of an infrastructure guy) so please bear with me. We have a number of time zones we support and we would like to make these available ...
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How to change the Publishing Hyperlink icon image

Is it possible to change the default images SharePoint 2010 Server uses to show next to the Publishing Hyperlink column type? This is enabled via the "Display link with icon" checkbox in the dialog ...
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Reference a hidden column in a calculated column

In SharePoint 2010, I have a document library in which I want to add a calculated column, which references the Name of the document. Entering the following formula works fine: =[Title] But I can't ...
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How do I fix a conflict between two columns with the same name?

We created a custom column and named it "Language". As you may know there is already Base column with the same name, but this should have not been an issue. The issue is though - when I go to Site ...
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How do I edit the HTML source of a rich text column?

I have a list with some text columns as Rich Text. I need to edit the HTML behind the scenes. Is there a way to do it?
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Will data be affected on dropping features

If I drop\delete features like SiteColumn, ContentType or ListDefinition which may be referred by sites to hold data. In such cases, will the data also get deleted?
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Possible values for RichTextMode field

What are the possible values that I can use on the "RichTextMode" field supported by SharePoint when creating a custom Site Column. I believe they are "Compatible" and "FullHTML", however I've seen ...
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Retrieve values of Site Column Choice field

I have a site column of type choice that I have associated with a Site content type. I want to get the values of that choice field to use in a custom web part. Should I use the Field name, GUID or ...
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Creating site column with a specific GUID

I am trying to create a site column using via a console app. I would ultimately like to be able to migrate the site column and upgrade the same column via this app. To that end, I would need some ...
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Creating site column without using features

I am trying to create a site column in VS2010 without using features. Is this possible? If yes, please let me know where I can start looking. I don't want to use feature because feature comes with ...
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Is there a way to create a new Column type?

Is it possible to create a new Column Type in SharePoint? I did a little looking around but didn't find anything... Below is an image that I hope clarifies what I am talking about:
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Deleting Site Columns and Content Types Programmatically

I have a feature that adds two site columns to a content type on activation. On deactivation it's supposed to delete them, but I'm getting the following error: "Site columns which are included in ...
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How to assign metadata to a Site Collection

In SharePoint 2010 we want to create several different Information Architecture views of our Site Collections. One idea is to use Term Store from the Managed Metadata Service as a way of creating an ...
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Content types vs. custom list field

This is a question about best practices and the intent of the designers of SharePoint. I'm pretty new with SharePoint, and have only worked on pretty small projects. I often find myself creating ...
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The field with Id [GUID] defined in feature [GUID] was found in the current site collection or in a subsite

I have a farm solution with a single feature that has a bunch of site columns and a content type. The content type does inherit from Enterprise Wiki Page, but the feature has an activation dependency ...
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Custom sitecolumns can't update

I have made a ContentType in Visual Studio 2010 for my SharePoint 2010 project and the first time I deployed the wsp through the WSPBuilder there were no troubles but now every time I try to deploy, ...
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Moving site columns from one site collection to another?

Is there an easy way to move all the site columns in a particular group (e.g. "PepsiSiteColumns") to another site collection?
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SharePoint List with many columns

We are designing a system where data from forms will be stored in sharepoint lists. Problem is that these lists can have very many columns. Question is: Is there a max number of columns in a ...
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Changing the column order of a content type not working as expected

I'm having a silly problem that I can't get rid of: I have defined a content type based on the task content type. I've just added a couple of basic columns and removed others. When I reorder the ...
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What to do when a Site Column name is already being used?

I'm running into a situation where a Site Collection has several sub sites. Each sub site has data related to a particular geographical region. When trying to create content types / site columns for ...
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How can I remove/hide modified information on DispForm.aspx for Append?

I have a document library with a custom DispForm.aspx page. In this library, I have a column with the option Append Changes to Text. The DispForm.aspx displays the information correctly by this code ...
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Sharepoint site column

I'm new to sharepoint and have been tasked with converting a regular (php) website into sharepoint. I've been struggling with one thing at the moment.... I want to create more than one editable ...
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How to get sharepoint display to respect plain text fomatting (line breaks etc…) [closed]

I have added a column to a list (Task list) and set Append Changes to Existing Text to true, I have also set Specify the type of text to allow: to Rich text (Bold, italics, text alignment). The ...
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Add new column to an already existing content type with a feature?

Is it possible, with Sharepoint 2007, to add new columns with a Feature to a content type that is already being used in some lists?
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Can't delete site columns that aren't referenced

I just created a couple of site columns and content types that reference them through VS2010. I updated one of the fields and then tried to redeploy, but after retracting, deploy failed because the ...
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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 to delete site columns, deployed via feature (not visible in Sharepoint UI)?

Well it seems like this is a problem some people are having, but I can't seem to find the definite solution. I deployed some Site Columns to Sharepoint using a feature, let's go with the following ...
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How to find the site column details using a Web service?

I have a site column of type "Choice" with 8 choices and associated with a list, is there a way to get those details (list of choices) using a web service ?
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How to adjust the title column in custom content type in SharePoint 2010?

I am creating a custom content type and it is working correctly with the exception of the Title column. My content type defination has the Title column added to the FieldRefs and I am trying to both ...
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How do I get a column to trickle down from a Calendar into all of the “seperate” views of that calendar?

How do I get a column to trickle down from a Calendar into all of the "seperate" views of that calendar?
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Sharepoint 2010, where are my content types and fields?

I'm using the new VS 2010 method to develop around sharepoint, so it abstracts a bit from the 2007 raw method. While this is good in one way, something just went wrong, and now I'm unsure what to do. ...
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reordered columns in List, now one is missing, its version history gone

My coworker added a new column to a Sharepoint List and then reordered the columns such that the new column was in between two existing columns. Now one of the existing columns can't be found. She ...
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Custom Site Column with DisplayPattern in SP2010

This was all trivial in 2007. In 2010 I can't get the AllItems.aspx view to use my DisplayPattern. This is the outline of my site column definition: <Field Type="Computed" Name="Test" ...
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Using parent/child lists as lookup column on a document library

I am using SharePoint Foundation and have created a parent and child list which both have a Title field. The child list has an additional lookup column to the parent list. This enables me to enter ...
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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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View/Edit document Properties from a Client Application

I want to view and edit the properties of a Document using a windows form: Is this feasible? To be more clear, when you click on "Edit Properties" for a document inside a Document Library in ...
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Content Type Inheritance

In simplified form, I have the following situation. A Parent content type <ContentType ID="0x0100db5b9dac9c5f4d098820f922eebf3b39" Name="Parent" Group="Example Content ...
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'Conditional Options' in columns

Is there an option for 'Conditional Options' in choice type of columns. i.e. if India is selected in 'country' column then Indian states are reflected as options in the next column called 'states', ...
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Creating a Site Column from an External List with SharePoint 2010?

Can you create a Lookup column from an External List within SharePoint 2010. I have achieved this before but it seems incredibly fragile and I am now wondering if this is even a supported feature and ...
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Is there a way to have a column in SharePoint which has multiple links?

I currently have a normal SharePoint list with about 15 columns or so. I need one of the columns to have a list of links. I know SharePoint lets you have 1 link and it also lets you have multiple ...