How can I hide a form from Displaying a custom field that is created in my document library ? Its a document library and I am updating this column through itemadded() eventreceiver.

My issue is this column - NPDModifiedBy will be filled with my code in eventreceiver and should not be from sharepoint UI. So, i dont want to show this field, when end user uploads the document into my document library

How to hide this doc.lib column while uploading the document upload? [this is not a site column] [hide-doc-lib]1

  • Do you have Powershell access? Or Can we write custom JavaScript for hide particular filed? Feb 8, 2017 at 12:31
  • Sam, am in ON-PREM, so have full control on my server , have written the code provided by Gautam, am checking now.
    – samolpp2
    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:42
  • Yes, then It will work for you. Feb 8, 2017 at 12:44

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Try below powershell:

$web = Get-SPWeb https://sitecollection
$list = $web.Lists["ListName"]
$column = $list.Fields.GetFieldByInternalName("NPDModifiedBy")

#Change the ShowInEditForm and other properties and update objects
$column.ShowInEditForm = $false
$column.ShowInNewForm = $false
$column.ShowInDisplayForm = $false
$column.ShowInViewForms = $false
$column.PushChangesToLists = $true;

Reference - Hide column in display form

Hide list using powershell

  • Gautam ,thanks , but when i do this , my custom column is not getting updated by my code. in my ItemAdded() event receiver i am writing the code by updating this column within the runwithelevatedprivileges
    – samolpp2
    Feb 8, 2017 at 12:37
  • Thats very strange, this code simply hides the column, have added $column.PushChangesToLists line here, but not sure it might help. Can you check ? Feb 8, 2017 at 12:45

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