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In my SharePoint document library, I have a date column with a default date (i.e. today's date). This works fine.

My problem is: whenever I update the document itself, or any other metadata besides this date column, the version history shows this date column has changed for every version - even though its value was not changed. It's cluttering the view and will make auditing difficult.

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What am I likely doing wrong here? Here is the field setup:

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  • How is that date populated? Can you post more info about the column? A screenshot of the column setup? – teylyn Jul 18 '19 at 5:39
  • What value is stored in date field? Or it stores the today's date whenever the document/metadata is updated? – Ganesh Sanap Jul 18 '19 at 5:42
  • I've added an image to show the field setup - the date defaults to today, but should allow the user to change it afterwards. – DRVR Jul 18 '19 at 5:43
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I have done a test in my SharePoint online and I cannot reproduce your issue.

I created a date field named Next Approval Date, set it default value to "Today's Date".

When I update the document itself, or any other metadata besides this date column, the version history doesn't shows this date column.

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For your issue, check whether there is workflow which update the field.

Create a new date field in the document library and compare whether the issue exists.

Create a new document library and add the date field to the new document library and compare whether the issue exists.

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