I am working with a list integrated into my SharePoint Add-in. Normally, to remove the title column, I would go into the list settings menu and work with the column that way. The issue is that from the add in, the list settings menu is not available. I instead went to the XML list definition where I set the title field to required = false. However, that change is not reflected in the actual list. When I run the add-in, the list will still not let me add an item without a title value.

Here is the xml for the title field:

     <Field ID="{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247}" Type="Text" Name="Title" DisplayName="$Resources:core,Title;" Required="FALSE" SourceID="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/v3" StaticName="Title" MaxLength="255" />

Has anyone else had this problem?

  • Have you tried adding the Overwrite attribute? Apr 27, 2016 at 22:23

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site settings > advanced settings > allow content management (yes) site settings > click on content types (may be list/library name) now click on title column and hide the column.

  • The list is contained within a SharePoint add-in, there is no settings menu. It needs to be done programmatically.
    – cmoody4
    Apr 27, 2016 at 17:43

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