Is there a way in SharePoint to delete out whole parts of the SharePoint item tracking options? (e.g.: I do not need the field related issues or priority)

If possible, I would also like to amend the categories:

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Chris is right - check for content types. Go to List Settings (or Task List settings if you have a Task List...the settings menu is pretty much the same either way). Then select 'Advanced Settings', then you'll come to this screen:

content types enabled or not?

If Allow managemend of content types is set to 'No' this means that you can not hide the Related Issues column. If it is set to 'Yes' I would have expected to see a Content Types header in the screen shot you posted - then you would have clicked on the content type name (Item or Task might be the name) then you could set the column to hide.

BTW a content type is simply a collection of columns that are grouped together to be managed.

So, if you aren't using content types, go to the List Settings page->then under the 'Columns' section (like in the screen shot you posted)->click on 'Related Issues' then delete it. It will then disappear from your form.

If possible, I would also like to amend the categories:

-> Do this via the List Settings - under the Columns header click on e.g. Status, then you are editing the column. You can change the categories there.


Looks like a task list, you can go to list settings and choose to hide them in content types section or delete the columns all together.

  • Hello,Thanks for coming back to me. I cannot see any delete options. How would I get there? Dec 13, 2017 at 16:13
  • If you have permissions to do so here is the path you take to get there. List Ribbon > List Settings > Task (under the Content Types section) > select the column you want to hide/delete > (Choose hide from the radio buttons or choose to Delete the column)
    – Chris G
    Dec 13, 2017 at 16:46
  • Hello, I am using SharePoint Online and cannot find these columns. Any ideas? Dec 21, 2017 at 15:36
  • Were you able to get to the task list settings page?
    – Chris G
    Dec 29, 2017 at 14:59
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    Yes the list settings are where you can add/remove list columns in the columns section. If you happen to have "content types" enabled via advanced settings you can add/remove/hide columns though the content type associated with the list. (in this case I believe it would be a content type called 'task').
    – Chris G
    Jan 4, 2018 at 14:13

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