I am having a trouble with lookup column from one list to other list, the columns are not showing in selection.

I have list called Business Case and list Status report, I would like to add some of the columns from Business case to SP using lookup and select the columns I would like to display the data.

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Unfortunately I cant see all created columns in the lists, as showing in the picture.

Can someone advice me, why the created columns are not visible on lookup fields?

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This is a known behavior in SharePoint.

SharePoint lookup columns only support below column types:

  • Single line of text
  • Number
  • Date and Time

Similar thread: How to filter "Yes/No (check box)" field from lookup list using pnp/rest api

Documentation: Create list relationships by using unique and lookup columns

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    thanks, didnt know this...
    – Helena
    Jan 4, 2022 at 11:43
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