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Will changing a list or library name affect other lists that use it as a reference/lookup column? Or will they automatically be pointed to the updated name?

I am working on renaming a couple lists and libraries but I am worried that I will lose all my lookup data if I decide to rename to source lists/libraries.

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No.

Changing list name will not affect any lists using lookup from this list. It will be automatically handled by SharePoint.

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  • If you have any custom solutions using REST api and referencing lists with getByTitle() endpoint then you need to change it with new display name of lists. – Ganesh Sanap Nov 13 '20 at 2:37
  • Hi @plouie21, Does this answer your question? If Yes, Please Upvote(^) and accept as an Answer as it will help others with same problem in future. If you have any doubt please ask here. – Ganesh Sanap Nov 24 '20 at 15:29
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Connections on lookup columns will not be affected.

The list name under “Get information from:” will be automatically updated to the new list name, no data would be lost.

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