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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...