There is a problem while updating any item in datasheet view of discussion list. While editing any item I get error as "you must specify non-blank value for Name". even though there is no column named 'Name' ? I checked type conflicts as well. but there is not any.! Any idea?

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Please check if you had set any hidden fields to non-blank. If so, you need to change the option "Require that this column contains information" of them to "no". See the following article:


  • I checked it. There is no hidden field on the form. I had checked this link as well...any other problem? any resolution.?
    – Rajeev K
    Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 11:01
  • How many custom columns are there in your list and how many are mandatory?
    – Aanchal
    Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 11:12
  • 4 to 5 custom columns but nothing is mandatory!.
    – Rajeev K
    Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 11:16

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