I would like to add a field (called Project Manager) to the properties form, but the edit button is not available as you can see in the picture below, so I draw it.

(I think it should be enabled somewhere but after a long research I didn't found some useful information).

Expected result:

Add Project Manager to the properties form of the list when a new item is added


[1]: https://i.sstatic.net/vzBqd.png

What's the best practice function to use to achieve the above result?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

  • Are you using multiple content types in your list? Did you make the "Project Manager" field hidden from content type settings? Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 12:37
  • Hey Garesh, thank you for your prompt reply. Actually, I didn't make any modifications to the content type settings because I want to know where I can find it to add this field to display it inside the form library? Could you please provide a screenshot or the steps to add that field on the default Document library form content type? Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 13:45
  • When you create a new column, you see Add to all content types option where you have to select Yes. Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 13:54
  • Please find the link I provided that shows the issue while trying to add the column to the "Folder content type", btw is this the right away doing it or it should be on a different content type? Error Image Looking forward hearing your response and your help is highly appreciated. Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 14:59
  • No, this is not a right place. Is "Project Manager" field new in your document library OR it has some data from documents? If new (so you will not loose any data), you can re-create the column & while re-creating column, select "Yes" to "Add to all content types". Commented Oct 28, 2021 at 15:53

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You can add a column on list/library form by adding column in content type.

If "Project Manager" field is new (so you will not loose any data), you can re-create the column & while re-creating column, select "Yes" to "Add to all content types".

Else if column is already created & there is data in column (added somehow using code or any other way):

  1. Go to library settings >> advanced settings
  2. Set allow management on content types to Yes & save.
  3. On library settings page, select "Document" (content type where you want to add column) from "Content type" section
  4. Select Add column from library/list >> Add project manager column in your content type

Change default content type & order of content types:

You can change the default content type as "Document" & order from library settings page. Follow below steps:

  1. Go to library settings

  2. Under Content types section, select Change new button order and default content type

  3. Set Position from Top for "Document" content type to "1"

  4. Click OK.

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