I have a modern sharepoint site (sharepoint online) with a document library. (LibraryX) However in LibraryX there are a few fields of metadata which are required.

The solution I am looking for is a way to leave my users unable to upload a document without entering all (correct) information. (ie; prompt them for data or expect extra data to be entered before uploading). The data they can choose from is also present in a list, let's say ListY. So preferably (if this all is possible) I would like my users when prompted for metadata to be provided with autosuggest entries from ListY.

Is this at all possible, and if so what way of solving this should I look for?


Just make some columns require a value or apply other validation - an item can be uploaded but a user must populate all the fields to check the file in and thus make it visible.

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  • but this will leave the possibility for users to delay entering the meta fields by any amount of time. the crux is that files uploaded must directly be provided with all information – lemonardo13 Feb 17 at 14:42

We use a separate tool that prompts users to enter metadata (companion explorer). We can use lookup column where the value come from a list.

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