So I have a pretty basic scenario. Two lists (Projects and Clients). In the Projects list I have a mandatory lookup field that aims at the Clients Title column.

Now when I fill out the form for creating a new Projects list item and try to save it the form just reloads and nothing is created. There are no error messages what so ever.

It works when I set the column to not required, but well that's not a solution.

what am I missing?

Edit: Screenshots:

Lookup Column Configuration: Lookup column configuration

Test form: Test form

  • Can you please post the screenshot of the column settings? Aug 28, 2019 at 4:45
  • @harshalgite I added the screenshots
    – GrindelOh
    Aug 28, 2019 at 9:11

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I could not reproduce this issue on my SharePoint 2013 environment. It showed correctly when I reopened the filled form.

Which version of SharePoint? 2013 or 2016 or Online? You can create another Projects list to check if this issue also occurs on the new list.

  • We are using SharePoint 2016. I tried it out on multiple lists on our test environment and our real system as I also thought that it just was a glitch or a misconfiguration on my side.
    – GrindelOh
    Aug 28, 2019 at 8:55
  • what is the build number of your farm?
    – Kally_MSFT
    Aug 29, 2019 at 7:44
  • It's 16.0.4618.1000
    – GrindelOh
    Aug 29, 2019 at 8:10

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