How can I use calculated column to return a value from another list in SharePoint?

  • Can you please let us know in detail what you are trying to achieve? It will then be easier to decide which field to use rather than asking directly about calculated column.
    – Arvi
    Commented May 30, 2018 at 0:22
  • Use LookUp columns or workflows to retrieve data from other lists
    – AlexZh
    Commented May 30, 2018 at 6:28

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You can't. Calculated columns only work with the current list, with the current list item.

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    This does answer the question. SharePoint only allows Users to access the current List/Row. Source: support.office.com/en-us/article/…
    – vanblart
    Commented May 29, 2018 at 20:42
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    I want the answer to be short and correct. "You can't do it" is the correct answer, it's not a criticism and I don't need more clarifications. Commented May 29, 2018 at 20:54

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