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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HELP - Need to restore the Event Content Type in SP 2013

Hoping someone can help...accidentally deleted the "Start Date" and "End Date" site columns and screwed up the Event Content Type. Can it be restored?
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ContentTypes and Site Columns via Visual Studio / CAML Query Updates broken

I've been using CAML queries to do list updates for quite some time, but recently they've stopped working, and I have no idea why. Even an extremely simple query seems to be failing. For example the ...
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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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What do call your term set when LOCATION is already being used OOTB

I've read that it's not advised to rename OOTB site columns. I'm interested to hear thoughts on the LOCATION column. It's a single line of text and gives maximum flexibility for the user to type in ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Where do the workflow title columns available to a list view reside?

When I create a SharePoint designer workflow it adds a column with the title of the workflow to the default view on the list that displays it's status, i.e. In Progress or Completed. My question is, ...
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Please explain the Field Element Aggregation attribute

I am not quite understanding the use of the Field Element attribute 'Aggregation'. The Field Element : Defines the internal data types used in the list infrastructure of a SharePoint Web site. The ...
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Automatically add site coulmn

I have added a metadata site column, and some content types to the default 'Pages' library in my sharepoint site. How can I have sharepoint automatically add this site column and the content types ...
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Propagate Site Column Changes to Pages

Is there a way to change a SharePoint Image site column to enable the use of RichText, and then propagate that change across all sites of the site collection? The issue I am experiencing is that ...
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Editing site columns then they disappear, where do I find them?

I have an InfoPath 2010 form that I have published to a SharePoint library. Users fill out this form and it goes through workflows from library to library and finally to a closed library. In that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Site column data not lost if site column is deleted: Is this safe?

We have created a site column (from site settings page) of type: Image with formatting and constraints for publishing: Name --> Plans. We then created a custom list --> add existing site column --> ...
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Repeated Column Definitions when developing List Template

I am using Visual Studio to create a state workflow. As part of my solution I am creating a custom Document Library template. The template includes the required custom content type and some custom ...
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Multiple references to same sitecolumn in a content type

I have a content page with well defined placeholders (10 of them). I want to control the HTML that sorrounds them, so I have to use 10 instances of them. Do I have to create 10 different site ...
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Managed Property name from site column name

Is there a function of SharePoint API that gets as input a name of a site column and returns the name of the corresponding ManagedProperty?
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Need way to keep historical data in lists that uses site column

Just want to preface this with I am just a site curator. I do not have SharePoint admin rights but can pass suggestions on to the admins. I created a site column "Sales Person Names" that is ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Get the data from check box in edit page when in published page

<div data-name="EditModePanelShowInEdit"> <!--CS: Start Edit Mode Panel Snippet--> <!--SPM:<%@Register Tagprefix="Publishing" ...
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Add filepath or folder name column to Sharepoint 2013 view

Morning- I have a library with about 600 folders in it. Incoming documents are placed into individual folders one by one. I have created a custom column called "Done", with two values: "Done", and ...
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Changing Field Type of a column

Is it possible to change Field Type of a column from TaxonomyField to Single Line of Text? It is a SharePoint online solution.
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Where can I find documentation for the Existing Site Columns available in Sharepoint 2010?

The content in my team's Sharepoint 2010 site collection has reached that critical mass where we need an enforceable method of organization and life cycle management. I read in several blogs that ...
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site columns not showing up in the custom page layout

I created a custom page layout in which I attached a content type which contains 3 fields (site columns). I deployed the solution in my dev environment and it works fine. I can see the fields, but ...
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Editing Site Content Column Type - saving column with same name creates problems

I have a Site Column called Department Chair that is used in a Site Content Type called Grant Application. In turn, that Site Content Type is used in a library called Applications. Initially, I set ...
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Columns not added to the sharepoint deployed list

I used vs2013 to create a list with name "Committees" and added columns to it within visual studio environment and added both to the same feature, after deployment and deactivate the feature and ...
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Get a column data from an XSL and insert it and synchronize it in a SharePoint Column

I would like to get data from a XSL column and display it in a SharePoint column inside of a list. How can I do this ? and after, if someone add more items into the XSL table , how can I update the ...
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Adding Existing Taxonomy Field to Content Type Definintion

I have a preexisting TaxonomyFieldMulti Site Column that I need to add to a content type definition. I had no issue adding the field itself but my understanding is that I also need to add the taxonomy ...
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A paragraph element has been added to Note field when editing page layout

Amoung others I have created Notes fields and added them to my Page layout. When I edit page layout and save it, a paragraph element has been added to all Notes fields. Any idea why and how to fix it? ...
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Use of default Site Columns

I require a column in my Content Type that holds department values. I need to give department pre-defined values so rather than use the existing (oob) Department site column I've created Dept. and ...
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“Linked Item” Lookup available in browser by not SPD2010?

When I create a Lookup site column in the Browser, this enables me to choose "linked to item"...which then means it pulls back all the related information. However, if I do the same in SPD 2010, ...