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When you click on the column name in list settings it will not tell you whether it's a site column. If you enable content management on a library, go into the content type, and click on a column name, it will tell you if the column is inherited from a site column because you won't be able to edit it, and it will provide a link to edit the site column.


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When you add site columns to a list, it makes a copy of the site column into the list. That's how it works. Ideally you want to add the site columns to a content type and then add this content to the list. When you click on the columns in the list settings page, you can come to know whether it is site column or list column.


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Using PowerShell create a backup of existing site collection. Restore it as a new Site Collection. Write PowerShell script to iterate through the sub sites and delete all except the template site. Now take a backup of the new site collection so you can use it in future as a template.


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Yes, through PowerShell. Phil Childs posted the article Export and import/create site columns in SharePoint using PowerShell back in 2011. Basically you export your site columns to an XML-file in your test environment, and import the XML to production. Export: $sourceWeb = Get-SPWeb http://portal $xmlFilePath = "C:\Install\Script-SiteColumns.xml" #Create ...


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Looks like it's a bug, but you can use: Add-SPOField -InternalName "DD" -DisplayName "dd" -Group "D" -Type Choice -Choices @("111","222") https://github.com/OfficeDev/PnP/issues/255


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Your question doesn't give much details on your environment or how the list/columns where originally created, so I will have to guess. As you may have guess, there is no out-of-box functionality to allow such field type change (as least afaik), so you will have to resort to a custom "migration". There are two opposite cases that we should consider: Option ...


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A crawled property is automatically created for the site column during a crawl. The name of this property is generated by removing spaces from the site column name, and adding a prefix. The prefix that is added varies depending on the site column type. in this example, we get the following crawled properties: ows_q_NMBR_MyCustomID A managed property is then ...


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Without Pubslishing feature active you can do the following: Open up your Web Part Page in SharePoint Designer. In there you will find an HTML table similar to this one: <table class="ms-core-tableNoSpace ms-webpartPage-root" width="100%"> <tr> <td id="_invisibleIfEmpty" name="_invisibleIfEmpty" colspan="3" valign="top" width="...



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