Content query webpart not picking field value because internal column name appears as _x0040_Active

  • It's all sorted. Reason why I added @ infront if the column name
    – Mighty
    Jun 11, 2012 at 10:16
  • +1 And the most important is that it cannot be changed afterwards if one screwed the name and then decided to rename with legible latin symbols. It has to be deleted and created anew Jun 11, 2012 at 11:34

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Because SharePoint convert special characters in the internal name.

_x0040_ = @ - More about mappings for non-alphabetic characters

So that means when that column was created, its title was @Active.

  • +1 wow, thanks. Already tired of gibberish names in my code even after renaming Jun 11, 2012 at 11:35
  • Yes Indeed, noticed it after posting the question. Thanks for your response. Appreciated
    – Mighty
    Jun 11, 2012 at 12:50

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