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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Remove site column that's associated with content type in site collection using PowerShell

I want to delete a site column using PowerShell, which is associated with my custom content types that are defined in my SharePoint 2013 site collection.When I removed the content type association ...
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When to create site columns and when to create list specific columns, from a sharepoint design perspectives

I want to create a sub site template , to allow end users to create sub-sites based on the template, but i am having a design problems and i am unable to find the best approach to follow, my problem ...
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Which approach to follow if I want to modify the built-in Issue Status Choices?

I have created an issue tracking tool, which come with built-in “Issue Status” field with the following built-in choices ; Active , Resolved & closed. Now I want to have different choices (open, ...
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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 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 different columns for document set than the files within it?

When adding a document set I want it to require: owner & project type. Inside the document set each file within it requires: file type (owner & project type are already shared), but not on ...
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Custom Content Type as List Column

Is it possible to create a custom list column whose type is a custom content type? Not just a column from that content type, but the whole item itself, or even a list of that content type? My goal ...
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Site column validation - not allow to use slash / backslash / questionmark / \?

Got a script that creates new site collection based on a template (clone site collection). Problem is that some users type in slash / backslash in the title site column, that makes the url wrong. ...
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Site Column in Content Type Hub is not visible in subscriber site collection

I have created Site Column say "mycolumn" in my Content Type Hub and associated a content type -say myCT - and this content type is published and ran the 2 timer jobs.Though the content type is ...
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Internal column name from Resource file

I have created a resource file to store project site column names and display names. What I find odd is that when the column is created the internal name remains ...
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managing the relationship between Parent and its child content type

I am a bit confused about the relation between Parent and child content type. Now I want to create a new content type that have the Issue as its parent content type. So how I should be managing the ...
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Site column definitions displaying resource keys instead of values

I wrote a Boris.SP.Abl.SiteColumns.sr-Latin-RS.resx resource file for a SharePoint 2013 farm solution project. I followed the tips from here to ensure that the resource is deployed to both ...
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Modifying a site column at the list level versus creating new site columns

I have the following questions on when/why to use these approaches:- To create a new site column Or to use the same site column, but modify it at the list level. I have these business case ...
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Change column width in SharePoint 2013 Content is disabled!

I want to change column width, and I use this script like in answer: Adjust column width in sharepoint 2013 It helps, but every time I click this site or refresh it, I've got attention message: ...
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Too much time taken to create site column for a content type SP 13

We are working on creating site columns for a content type. But we are faced with an issue where the screen 'Working on it. This shouldn't take too long' is freezed for hours together. We have close ...
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Limit dropdown options when the lookup column is a site column and has more values than are relevant

I have a list of projects on my parent site with two columns: ` Project Category I would like to use Project as a site column that looks up values from the aforementioned list so I can maintain a ...
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How can I update a Site Column with the content of an array with javascript CSOM?

I'm relative new to Sharepoint 2013, I'm trying to update the content of a Site column with the content of an array, I can retrieve and visualize the content of my site column, the user is able to ...
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List does not exist.The page you selected contains a list that does not exist. It may have been deleted by another user

I have a list view web part in a site page. The view has two site columns. I am getting this error when I access the site page: Site Page Error Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot ...
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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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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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Column limits for SP Software boundaries explained

In page https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx#Column , I cannot understand the rows description, particular Maximum value, Limit type and Size per column. If possible I would ...
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Site Columns & Content Types Missing during VS Development

Just getting into SharePoint development however we're encountering an issue following nearly every tutorial! Site Columns & Content Types do not seem to appear in SharePoint after Deploying an ...
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SharePoint 2010 Resource Calendar Column Problem

I have 2 calendars on the same site: A production calendar and a test calendar. The test calendar was created to demonstrate the resource reservation system, and works as desired. However, when ...
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Can a content type item inherit sibling column values from lookup column item?

Here is how I have my lists structured - in case it matters, List A does not currently utilize Content Types. The problem is in the List B view of Site Column B. Since Content Type Y doesn't ...
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SharePoint 2013 webservice update column content

I have a folder in a SharePoint list. The folder has columns (i.e. Title, Modified By, Modified Date, Details). I am trying to update the Details column content with C# code for that folder. I am ...
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Add columns to existing libraries in SharePoint 2010 using Powershell

I need to add five new columns to existing SharePoint 2010 libraries using powershell. I am using below script: $ver = $host | select version if($Ver.version.major -gt 1) ...
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Upgrade existing Site Column in SharePoint-hosted app

My Scenario: I have a SharePoint-hosted app with several Lists, Content Types and Site Columns. Now I would like to add some new choices to an existing Site Column (Choice Field). The Problem: When ...
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Content Type in share Point 2013

How to create content type and attach that content type to list?What happens when I delete the particular content type?
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Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: 'Date_Date' Key being added: 'Date_Date'

How do I resolved the error in SharePoint 2010: Item has already been added. Key in dictionary: 'Date_Date' Key being added: 'Date_Date' I get this when I try to add a calculated column in site ...
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Exception while retrieving all available Site-Columns Sharepoint Client Model [duplicate]

I'm trying to retrieve all available site-columns from my sharepoint site. This is what I do: ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteURL); clientContext.Credentials = ...
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Last Visted Time/Day In Site User Webpart/Others Web Part On Home Page in SP2010

The Requirements is,Need to Show Last visited Time/Date in Site User Web Part in Sp 2010 Beside Site User Name,Is this possible ? Just now David x hours ago Shree x days ago Jim x weeks ago Jack x ...
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Create a site-column of type user, multichoice and multiuser using Sharepoint Client Object Model

I'm trying to create site-columns with following types: Text, Note, Number, Choice, User, MultiUser, MultiChoice I've implemented it for all the types except for User, MultiChoice and MultiUser. ...
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Linq to SharePoint queries broken after converting columns to content types

We're working on a project that uses Linq to SharePoint. The list had several columns. After using SPMetal to make the class, it was imported into Visual Studio to access the data context. The Linq ...
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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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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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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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More than one showFields in lookup column

When we create lookup column OOTB, there is option "Add a column to show each of this additional fields", so that we can have more than one show fields in list for that lookup. But how to do same ...
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Custom List schema.xml with custom content type - attribute code duplication

I made a custom content type with several custom site columns, all defined in a Elements.xml <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <!-- Customer --> <Field ...
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Enable Rich Text in a Site Workflow Initiation Form for a Multiple Line Column w/o InfoPath?

I've created a site workflow that users manually start and that collects data through an initiation form, which then passes the data to a Word document in a library. The initiation form uses site ...
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Can you merge Managed Metadata Columns in a list?

I have a two managed metadata site columns (I'm taking the Folksonomy approach). The first site column is called Presenters and contains names of individuals. The second site column is called Job ...
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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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Declaratively created Content type does not contain site columns

In Visual Studio I have created a Content Type and site columns declaratively. I have added FieldRef to the content type for each site column. When I deploy the solution, the content type contains the ...
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Adding new site columns to my List, will result in having their Source field as blank inside the content type

I have added an Issue tracking list to my SharePoint team site 2013. Then I wanted to add 5 extra columns to my list . So I did the following:- I went to site settings. Then I added 5 new site ...
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Site columns - What to do when a site columns can apply to different roles

Let's say that we have two site columns, named Department. This column will be used in one content type as an recipient and in another content type as sender. What is more the best practise? To have ...
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Hide and Re-order columns inside a new Content type will not have any effect on the Create & Edit forms for the List

I did the follow:- I added a new Content type, and I specify to have “Issue” content type as its parent. Then I added 5 site columns, and I added them to the new Content Type.so the new content type ...
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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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Reading the attribute of a custom SharePoint column

In my SP project, I created a custom Site Column (just plain text type), with one Custom Setting option (FieldEditorUserControl, also a text). What I want to achieve is, when I have a custom list ...
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Site Column Default value not displaying

In my Sharepoint site I have lots of lists all containing a site Column "Action to be taken". This is a choice for the user and I have selected the default value "1. Not Checked Yet", however this ...
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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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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 ...