I have a custom SharePoint field, that inherits from SPFieldMultiColumn (always a SPFieldMultiColumt(2)).

When I add this field to a SharePoint list it works good. But I can't see that field in the listdata.svc service.

Is there some additional config needed or are custom Field Types not suppoerted in ListData.svc?

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Not all fields are returned by listdata.svc. Take for example fields that are publishing related like Page Content. In your case it might be that the SPMultiColumn field is a non sortable field in SQL database meaning that derived types are not sortable as well. Have a look at my post about missing fields from Listdata at Push or pull pages from SP2010 using listdata.svc

  • Thanx. I guess it's either CMIS or back to managed client object model :)
    – Gomiunik
    Jun 8, 2011 at 5:58
  • As far as I have discovered CMIS does not support publishing at this moment. ;-) Jun 13, 2011 at 18:28
  • I have a similar issue. I have a field created from a custom field type. The custom field type is based on SPFieldLookup. That field is not shown in the ListData.svc. Is there a way to fix this or is it not supported.
    – user5391
    Oct 25, 2011 at 19:44
  • @Sarath Unfortunately not. Client Object Model would be better way to go.
    – Gomiunik
    Mar 7, 2012 at 6:42

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