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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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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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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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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Best practice for deploying Site Columns and Content Type

What is the best practice for creating a site column or content type in SharePoint 2013? Is it still recommended to use farm solutions? I was hoping we could do something with the new app model, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to update a deployed content-type?

I created a content-type and applied it inside a document library. Now, if I go to the conent-type gallery and delete one of the fields, and then go back to the library and view the available ...
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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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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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Person or Group passed in Site Column - Office 365

Creating a multi tiered SharePoint site for managing certifications and other different types of records that relate to a person. I have created a roster that has all the personal information for the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is a Site Column related to a web or site collection

just going through some slides for SharePoint 2010 Developer Certification slides and it says Site Columns are related to web, but I thought they are created on site collection level, can someone ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I change Type of Default SharePoint Columns?

My question is Simple. I want to Change Type of SharePoint Default Column (Site Column) like Title. I want to Change its type from Singe Line of Text to Look Up. Is it Possible ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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find out which page is not published in Pages list

I have a publishing site and about 20 pages in Pages list. When you check out one page the icon is changed and you detect that that page is checked out. However when there is a unpublished page it is ...
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What does the “Overwrite” attribute in a site column definition actually do

I'am deploying some site columns, content types and lists to my site via CAML definition. This works as expected. However, I faced problems with re-using site columns that reference my lists. My site ...
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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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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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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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Required attribute is ignored on Dropdown and Radio field

It seems that Site Columns defined as Type="Choice" ignore the Required="TRUE" attribute when it comes to form validation on the Edit/New pages. In this sceanrio, I chose to not define a default value ...
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SharePoint 2013 Search Issue

We have setup SharePoint 2013 on windows 2012 server. It is have cumulative update until August. Its version is 15.0.4535.1000. I have created two site content type of document type. Both content ...
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A change to the 'required' value of a site column not reflected in content type

As title suggests, I had a site column defined in the xml of a content type. The site column was required. I have just changed the definition of this field (it is not defined anywhere else in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do I find the site column's XML file?

I want to view an XML definition of a site column. At the moment the only way I know of doing it is through a PowerShell script: Get-SPWeb.Fields['MyField'].SchemaXmlWithResourceTokens Is it ...
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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 ...