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I have a SharePoint list with multiple columns and almost 5000 entries. I would like to change the information in the 'title' column to 'Choice' instead of 'Single line of text' From what I have been reading, it is a bad idea to mess with the title column so instead I would simply like to move the contents of the title column to a different column and hide the title column.

Is there a way to do this with so many entries without copying and pasting 500 times? Or another way to get around the information being in the restricted title column?

  • You can write a CSOM code to copy the title information to a new column within the same list. – dsouzajoel22 Jan 6 '17 at 8:32
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Use the datasheet view of your list. Here you easy copy paste a whole column to another column. Here is an example of how the datasheet view works:

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