I created a new document list and enabled some column in the view:

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Afterwards a I created a custom list and added a look up column. In this column I would like to specify a column of my document list, e.g. Name.
As you can see I only have some of the columns, Name is not one of them:

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  • You should set the Title field in your document library to required, and then use that field in your lookup. Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 13:09
  • @user19952: I would like to use the field "Name" as a look-up field. How can I set it to required?
    – user38595
    Commented Jun 17, 2015 at 13:35

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Not every field you create in a list can be used in lookup columns, Name appears to be one of them, but you also won't see things like Multiple Lines of Text fields.

SharePoint can only perform a lookup of values from columns that contain a ‘text’ value, and then only if it contains a single line of normal text (ie. “Single line of text”, a “number”, or “date”). Any field that contains multiple lines of text, other lookups, or multi-select items won’t be available to you, as SharePoint will automatically hide any columns that it knows it can’t return.


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