I am working on a sharepoint online classic team site. where i added a custom list named "Pricing", which contain these main 2 fields:-

1) a column named "Type" of type drop-down list and have 2 options (General or Detailed).

2) a column named "Parent" of type lookup, which reference the same list (self-lookup field).

now the "Parent" lookup field will show all the items from the current list (Pricing), but i want the lookup field to only show the items which have "Type" = "General". so is it possible to apply filtering to the lookup columns? Thanks

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    You can use calculated column to filter lookup list. Check this sharepoint.stackexchange.com/questions/18247/…
    – P S
    Mar 18, 2019 at 14:02
  • @PS the user who answered the question deserve all the votes,,, simple and smart solution!! have you tried this on reality before?
    – John John
    Mar 18, 2019 at 15:32
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    Yes, the calculated column solution work and I used that before.
    – P S
    Mar 19, 2019 at 6:22
  • @PS if you add your comment as an answer so i can accept it.. thanks
    – John John
    Mar 22, 2019 at 1:38

2 Answers 2


As mentioned in comments, you can use calculated column,to get values where "Type" is "General". Then use this calculated column in lookup column.

For more information: How to make a filtered lookup field


We can add the code below into a script editor web part in new/edit form page to remove all the items which have "MyType"="Detailed".

Note: By default the "Type" field is exists, I create a field name "MyType" to instead it.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
var listName="Pricing";
        url: _spPageContextInfo.siteAbsoluteUrl + "/_api/web/lists/getbytitle('" + listName + "')/items?$filter=MyType eq 'Detailed'",
        type: "GET",               
        headers: {
            "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
        success: function (data) {
                $("select[title='Parent'] option").each(function(){
        error: function (error) {
  • thanks for the code and valuable help.. but in sharepoint online (where we can not be sure if the markup will change), is it advisable to write such a script? i mean this selection $("select[title='Parent'] option") might not work in the future... or this is not the case?
    – John John
    Mar 19, 2019 at 1:54
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    If the field name changed, we need modify the code.
    – LZ_MSFT
    Mar 19, 2019 at 3:11

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