I have added a site column into a document library and whenever I create a new row, it automatically loads up a word document and then saves the row (as expected)

However, this additional column stated above is a yes/no column which basically states if this document (row) is active or not. But I can never seem to set it. Is this by design or am I missing something?


  • The SharePoint checkbox has never been any good. Mostly because it uses TRUE/FALSE or 1/0 to set the value. Better of with a mandatory choice field with yes/no and set it to yes by default. – Christoffer Oct 26 '17 at 8:39

OK you can edit the YES/NO field but you need to go to the properties of the row (right clicking the row -> Details -> Properties), something I never had done before. So yes, is it done by design.

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Go To Library settings and click on this column which is causing issue. See if you have enabled default value for that column. Disable it and it should fix the issue.

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  • Hi, When I go to the site column it just says "Default setting: Yes or No" there's nothing about disabling it. – user3428422 Oct 26 '17 at 9:23

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