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Is it possible to set a field's internal name in the List.UpdateList webservice? I can set the DisplayName but no matter what I try for Name it does not work.

<Field DisplayName="this gets set" Name="thisDoesNotSet" ... />
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Yes it will not get set. Workaround is

  1. Add field and set DisplayName="thisDoesNotSet"
  2. Now SharePoint will set both Display and Internal to thisDoesNotSet
  3. Update Display Name to this gets set
  • do you know if I can do that in one web service call or do i have to split it into two? – IMTheNachoMan May 27 '15 at 17:03
  • Split it into two service calls – Amal Hashim May 27 '15 at 17:08
  • it actually worked in one service call. newfields first with Method ID equal to 1, 2, 3 and then the updatefields with Method ID equal to 4, 5, 6. – IMTheNachoMan May 27 '15 at 17:51

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