I have a list person with items and one of those items is of the type "choice".
For example:

Name (text), City (text), Favorite Artists(choice list).

Well I want to bind the title values of every listitem of another list with artists to the choicetype in the person list, but it has to update the list with choicetypes every time after someone clicks on the add button but before the add screen pops up. I tried the eventreceiver with "item being added" but then it will fire after I hit the "add" button on the item add screen but before the item was actually added.
How can I accomplish my problem. Thank you in advance.

1 Answer 1


You can accomplish this by using a Lookup field, rather than a Choice field.

When you create a Lookup field you get to select the list you wish to use as a source, and SharePoint will do the rest.

  • Okay but is it possible to add multiple values at once in a lookup field? Feb 14, 2013 at 13:42
  • @FabianBlom yes it is possible. Feb 14, 2013 at 13:44
  • You can configure a Lookup field to be Multi-select, just like the choice field, allowing you to select as many values as you like.
    – Neil White
    Feb 14, 2013 at 13:44

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