I am dealing with Community Sites in SharePoint 2013. I have a Discussion Board with multiple discussions in it, all of them with a blank Category field associated.

I've created a Category and I would like to assign / attach this attribute to all the discussions in the discussion board. I cannot find any reference to this, is there a quick way to proceed?

One more thing; Is it normal that the default list "Discussion List" in the site is empty, even if the discussion board contains multiple elements?

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The easiest way to update all the discussions to bind the category values is through PowerShell Script.

  • Thank you, if I do not have the possibility to run PowerShell scripts, is there other method?
    – Mafalda89
    Mar 2, 2015 at 12:19
  • The other option is through Quick Edit option using spreadsheet format. Go to list items view -> Select all the item -> Select List Tab in the Ribbon -> Quick Edit. It will open the list item in a spreadsheet format. Make the necessary changes and click on Stop editing this list at top. Mar 3, 2015 at 17:00

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