I have to maintain a Sharepoint site and I have some lookup column with empty "Get information from" data source when I go in the Site Columns/Edit Column :

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Those Column present a list Parameter filtered by Content Type : in the Parameter list there is content type Country, Industry, Colors, etc.. and each of those column (used in view/new/edit form) have "empty data source"...

The real problem is that I have to add a category in the Parameter table and add it to a form but the only choice I have when I add a lookup column is the full parameter list...

How can I create a column like those "empty hidden filtered" existing one ?

  • looks like this list is created from list template which breaks lookup column like this. Feb 2, 2017 at 13:19
  • Solution will be deleting and recreating this column. Feb 2, 2017 at 13:20
  • No, because if I delete the column and recreate it as a lookup with the parameter list as source then all the items, Country, Industry, Colors, etc.. will appear in the drop-down on the form...
    – Fabien
    Feb 2, 2017 at 13:30
  • Can you simplify your ask in question. its difficult to understand. I am not sure what are you trying to achieve. Feb 2, 2017 at 13:35

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Ok I finally figure out what's happening : it's a Plumsail Cross-site Lookup with single value field... (The problem is that a lot of functionality are not anymore available with that non standard thing :( )

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