I currently have a problem regarding our Managed metadata field. At this point, our field is accepting invalid terms in the term set but is a valid term in the term store. Below are screenshots that would further explain:

This is my current setup for my term store

The 2nd image shows the new item in the list, the alliance field points to the Alliances term set.

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In this 3rd image, I've entered the term coming from the 'Industries' term store. It did "validate" by the red colored text font.

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but when you press the save, it saves successfully.

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I believe this shouldn't be the case and I'm not sure as to why this is the behavior and if this is indeed a known bug for managed metadata. Let me know if you need more information. Appreciate all the help I can get!

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    Do you have Closed or Open Submission Policy? If it's open the new value will be added to the term store Jan 15, 2016 at 14:04
  • I think Tomasz spotted it right!
    – Vamsi K K
    Jan 15, 2016 at 14:10
  • Hi Tomasz, I have a closed submission policy.
    – Angelo Kee
    Jan 18, 2016 at 6:57

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probably moot at this point but for anyone who comes across this, "Alliances" above is not a term set. "Information Technology" is part of the same term set as Alliances ("Test Term Set").

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