I want to create a document folder within a existing document library. My goal is to add additional metadata via SharePoint columns (year, product type, etc.) to the document which have to be filled at upload.

I know that I can set specific columns as a "must-fill" but this affects the whole library.

Can I set these default columns in a specific subfolder only?

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This is not possible using SharePoint default capabilities.

Any change (setting column as "Required" or setting default value of column value) to column settings will affect whole library & not just single folder/sub-folder.

  • So the only option is to create a second library on the SharePoint with these default columns and link it for example in Teams?
    – Der_Fab
    Sep 14, 2021 at 11:03
  • Yes, that approach works I guess. Sep 14, 2021 at 11:29

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