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I have a list, where I try to use the Calculated column to retrieve data from a document library.

This is what I want to accomplish: In my list, I have a column named "doc_id". I want to use this unique ID to search in my document library for the corresponding "doc_id". If it matches, I want to link the file to my calulated column

Is this possible?

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Calculated Columns cannot look outside of the current list item. They cannot reference a Lookup Column. You may need to look into workflows.

  • Thanks for quick reply, sad to hear that it was not possible via the calculated column. I have not worked with workflow before, but I'll take a look at it! thanks – Drycker Mar 26 '18 at 19:09

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