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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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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 ...
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Do all Content Types require Site Columns?

I'm just wondering if Content Types are always only made out of Site Columns, or if it's possible to define Fields that only exist on that Content Type? (Like how you can add a custom Column to a ...
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Better to try to reuse built-in site columns, or create your own?

I'm creating a client content type. One of the properties I want to store for each client is their postcode. I could create my own site column, say Client Postcode. But there's also a site column ...
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Deploying columns with content types in Visual Studio 2010

I've written a feature that deploys new columns along with a content type containing the columns. The feature is Site scoped and written in Visual Studio 2010 to deploy to SharePoint 2010. When the ...
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How do I hide column name it group heading

If I group by a column in a library or list, the name of the column is displayed prior to the value, i.e., ColumnName:ColumnValue or in my case, Discipline:Civil, Discipline:Electrical etc. how can I ...
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Non-supported field type change

I am having a problem with a custom site column in SP2007, whose field type recently changed. I have defined features for the following artifacts, which are deployed at the site collection scope: A ...
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Content Type Column Removal

I have a few Content Types that inherit from a base Content Type. These are all wrapped up as part of my solution. I wondered, as it is possible to add additional columns to a child Content Type ...
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Lookup site column not saving/storing metadata for Office 2007 documents?

I'm having this issue on several server environments. We have a list at the site collection root. There is a site column created as a multi-value lookup on that list's Title field. This site column ...
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Problem with defining Site Columns in a feature

Why the titles are blank (for example, I go to setting, site columns and select the group. I see all four columns but their title are missing. like, pobox, firstclassdate, deliverytype, carrier) for ...