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I have recently upgraded our 2007 envrioment to 2013 and afterwards a few of our libraries are having trouble grouping on a calculated column. The year column is calculated using the following formula ( =TEXT([As of Date],"yyyy") ). When a document is added or edited in the library the year group it was in gets duplicated as in the screen shot below. I can fix the issue be re creating the calculated field and fixing the view, however as soon as a document is edited or added it starts all happening again.

Any Ideas?

Grouping Issue

  • i'm having trouble getting the screen shot to show. But basically there are 2 2013 groups and 2 2012 groups in the view. – kds6253 Aug 16 '13 at 18:54
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I am seeing the same issue after we just upgraded a customer to 2013. Pretty much the same issue. We have a calculation using the LEFT function to get the first letter of a title so that we can group from A-Z. By opening the calculated column settings and just clicking OK it fixes it. But the problem keeps coming back after anything is edited. Would love to know if you find a solution.

  • glad to see i'm not the only one. It looks like it is happening in all of our site collections where we group on a calculated field. – kds6253 Aug 20 '13 at 20:35
  • which version of sharepoint are your running currently? – kds6253 Aug 20 '13 at 21:05
  • Our customer is on the March CU. I hesitate to apply a later unless I know it specifically will address this issue. – user19039 Aug 22 '13 at 16:29
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After speaking with microsoft the June CU fixes this issue. We have tested on both our dev and QA enviroment and we are rolling it out to PROD this week.

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Same issue. Workaround that worked with me: update all items (or files) of the library. I have done a bulk update easily copying pasting one column to the same column. Now there are no more repeating groups in the list.

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Are you on the latest CU? I have heard a few reports of XSLT not playing nicely in 2013 so this could be another example of that as opposed to an issue with the calculated column.

  • We are not, I will look into updating. But Would still like to see if anyone else has had a similar issue and what their resolution was? – kds6253 Aug 19 '13 at 14:50

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