I am trying to make a cross site lookup field. So for now I made javaScript file and overrided the JSLink parameter.

I want to made it clear for sharepoint and followed clientforms.debug.js practice.

In clientforms.debug.js they used updateControlValue method for update fieldValue.

So, I use this method for insert my own lookup object to field value. And main problem - updating field value such as the string 5233;#HelpMePlz.

Because after method updateControlValue, SharePoint does not save my own object.LookupValue (HelpMePlz),

SharePoint only save object.LookupId (5233).

I need someone who has already done something similar and can explain the subtleties of working with a client side rendering (JSLink) & lookup field.

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If you are interested - it was necessary to set up the field, then values ​​began to persist.

UPDATE: That was i mean. This is cut of public partial class LookupFieldProperties : UserControl, IFieldEditor.

     public void OnSaveChange(SPField field, bool isNewField)
        var lookUpField = (LookupField)field;

        if (lookUpField == null)

        lookUpField.WebProperty = WebPropertyEditor.Text;
        lookUpField.LookupViewId = ViewPropertyEditor.Text;

        if (lookUpField.LookupList != null)

        using (var web = SPContext.Current.Site.OpenWeb(WebPropertyEditor.Text, true))
            var listId = web.GetList(SPUrlUtility.CombineUrl(web.ServerRelativeUrl,
                "/Lists/" + ListPropertyEditor.Text)).ID;
            lookUpField.LookupWebId = web.ID;
            lookUpField.LookupList = listId.ToString();

        lookUpField.AllowMultipleValues = AllowMultipleValuesEditor.Checked;
        lookUpField.LookupField = FieldPropertyEditor.Text;
  • When you say "setup" what do you mean more precisely? May 14, 2015 at 15:21
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    @RobertLindgren i update my answer.
    – DenRedSky
    May 15, 2015 at 8:23

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