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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XSL Transform impacting other Web Parts

I have on my SharePoint page an XSL List View Web Part linked to an XSLT file via the "XSL Link" property. Here is the content of the XSLT: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> ...
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What is the best way to provision Content Types and managed metadata columns in SharePoint 2010

What is the best way of provisioning ContentTypes, Columns and Metadata columns in SharePoint. Keeping in mind that we have two approaches of 1) SP object Model and CAML (declarative way). Which ...
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SharePoint 2007: How to track time taken of column value changes?

I'm working in SharePoint 2007 Document Library, where there is a Choice column named Status, with a value of Assigned, In Progress, Closed. I wanted to capture the time taken of document status ...
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Hide a Site Column in NewForm and EditView

I have created a custom site column. I have added this to my custom content type that inherits from the document content type. I wish to hide a field on the edit and new forms. I have the following ...
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Same custom column name in 2 different solutions, 2 different ID guids, yet I get a “Duplicate field 'x' was found” error

So I have two completely different solutions, I'll call them solutionA.wsp and solutionB.wsp and they are being deployed to the same site Both of them contain a site column definition for a column ...
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Missing Property in Advanced Search

In my advanced search properties, I can't find my site column that I have crawled and mapped to a managed property.
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Content type is not creating Parent properly

I am trying to create generic content type creation using following code. // Create a Content Type Information object ContentTypeCreationInformation _customcontenttype = new ...
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site column across collections

What I'm looking for: At root level of collection "A", I have created a site column named "Organization". I'd like this same column to be available over in collections "A1" and "A2", which I consider ...
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Diffferent methods of retreving site column values

I'm wondering if there are any differences between retrieving value of a site column (RichHtmlField) via PublishingWebControls:RichHtmlField vs getting its value via Container.DataItem? ...
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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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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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Disable value in dropdown menu after being selected

I have created a library in which i am using the drop down column with some values.These Values will depend on the group to which the user belongs. For Eg. If Drop Values are A, B , C, D, E and ...
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input validation inside page layout

I have field called "program email" and this field is an email and part of page layout. what is the recommended way to validate that field to make sure that it is a valid email format and disable ...
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Populating Drop down on the basis of User Group

I am developing the SharePoint Portal in 2010 where i will be using a Dropdown with values in it. These Values will depend on the group to which the user belongs. For Eg. If Drop Values are A, B , ...
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How to add a Custom Column to a Site programmatically

I'm programmatically creating Site Collections. The only thing I'd like to add to the newly created Site Collection are some Custom Columns that I've added manually in other examples.. The code I'm ...
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Moving site columns and content types between farms

I can't seem to find the codeplex solution that helps export site columns, content types and import back to another sc or farm. Idea is to retain the guid for these. I know create wsp vs project is ...
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Renaming of site column „Enterprise Keywords“ without risk?

I would to rename the site column „Enterprise Keywords“ (that can be added to content types so that users are able to tag items) to “Tags”. This is possible, but my question is: Do you have ...
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Validate if the entered text is number

Is it possible to write column validation to check if the entered text is number? I have a column named Year of type Single line of text. I would like to be able to stop the user if he or she enters ...
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Column appeared to be empty space in Page Layout

Im currently working in SharePoint 2007 Page Layout, I have Site Columns created to be drag and drop into custom page layout via SharePoint Designer 2007. The Site Columns is not required field, if ...
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Set column order in contenttype

I've added some site columns with an xml file and also created my contenttype in the xml. After deploying, a feature creates a lookup to another list (with c# code). How can I set te column order in ...
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Media Field not showing up in Site Column list

I have installed Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise with SP1. I created a new Web Application, and in it a Publishing Site collection. I created a new Content Type and am trying to add a new column of type ...
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Problem with getting SafeImageHtml in CustomItem.xsl of a CQWP

I have a CQWP with the Parameters: Title:{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247},Title,Text;| Description:{691b9a4b-512e-4341-b3f1-68914130d5b2},ShortComment,Text;| ...
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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 ...