We're trying to find out who added a specific column to our library.

I can see some info about the fields via the REST API, but not exactly what I wanted at the level of who created the column:


I'm not finding any way to do this since auditing is not enabled. Any ideas?

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I do not believe this is possible. If you open up SharePoint Manager, Created By is not a property in the field's Schema XML both for out of the box fields and custom fields.

  • Thanks SkinnyE...correct, we couldn't find anything in SharePoint Designer either to help find out the answer to who may have added this column. Apr 30, 2015 at 15:34

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