I have a document library, where I created a custom field, Now I am not sure how to add value to it. If I add a new folder or new document, I am not getting any field to enter the custom column value, which I created!!

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    when creating your new column, did you choose to add this new column to all library content types?
    – jjczopek
    Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 7:28
  • How did u create that field... create column??? or using list definition???
    – Strider
    Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 8:52
  • @Paddy I used custom Fields from list's ribbon.
    – Jithu
    Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 10:40
  • I think... somehow... u got it readonly (fields)... Try the 3rd party tool like SharePoint Manager to make them editable(readonly=false)...
    – Strider
    Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 12:23
  • Thanks paddy, yes that is true, when I go to data sheet view, it shows read only for that field !!! Can I force the field to have data while adding it...
    – Jithu
    Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 12:46

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Yes... 1st make it editable... and set default value for the column... so that you can have data in it while adding... :)

  • It is working now :)
    – Jithu
    Commented Dec 21, 2011 at 12:22

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