I have a document library and my users want to be able to upload/associate another document to an already uploaded one in the library. I was thinking another column but there isn't a field for a file upload. Any ideas?


Option 1

You can use column type "Multiple line of Text" with option "Enhanced Rich Text". In this column type you get the functionality to upload file.

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This works in SharePoint 2010 and 2013. I am not sure about SharePoint 2007.

Option 2

Other option will be to add Hyperlink with formatting and constraints for publishing site column and add it to your list. This field allow to browse and upload a file to document library.

For this you will need to activate Publishing feature of a site. And then go to site columns and create a new column of type Hyperlink with formatting and constraints for publishing Then add this newly created site column in your document library.

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  • Anything that would be a tad more intuitive for my users?
    – Chris-AZ
    Oct 21 '15 at 8:49
  • Check my updated answer with another option
    – P S
    Oct 21 '15 at 9:17
  • So for Option 1 I added the enhanced rich text field and I don't get any upload button. just a text box when I go to edit properties. Also I did option 2 and it does let me browse but only shows me my site documents and pages. not a browse box on my computer.
    – Chris-AZ
    Oct 21 '15 at 10:04
  • Yes Option 2 is restricted for SharePoint site only. For option 1 make sure that you have selected "Enhanced Rich Text" option not "Plain text" while creating column. And inside new/edit form click on text box and then in ribbon click on insert. This will give option to upload file.
    – P S
    Oct 21 '15 at 10:57
  • hmm so for option #1 I have added it but I don't have an insert menu. all I have is an Edit menu with no upload.
    – Chris-AZ
    Oct 21 '15 at 21:58

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