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columns (fields) created using out-of-the-box column types

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Using a workflow to automatically create document folders each time a new list entry is made

I'm new to sharepoint developer, so I'm hoping someone is able to guide me (provide simple instructions!) on whether it's possible to create a workflow where once I enter a new item in a list, a new ...
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First letter of internal name of list column converts to _x00XX_

I need to create two new columns in a standard list, one is called "AB12" and the other one "AB13". But when I create them, the internal names of them turns into "_x0041_B12" and "_x0041_B13". It ...
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Hiding specific column in search results

How do I hide specific column when user search for an item? For example, user searches for other people's names and the personal detail comes out but some detail should be hidden such as email. Is ...
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Unable to search managed properties for a document library

I have a document library with metadata that seems to have managed properties. I want to be able to search these managed properties. For example, I can do 'Filename:docx' and it shows only word docs....
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How was a user able to enforce a unique value for a choice column?

I have a document library with a choice column with possible values. In library settings, I have selected 'No' for both 'Enforce unique values:' and 'Allow 'Fill-in' choices:' A user was still able ...
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Unable to update values in a column after minimum requirement was changed

I'm using SharePoint 2010. I had a number column set to require a unique entry with a minimum value of 5000. After about 40 entries were made to the list the minimum value requirement was changed to ...
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Fields are not displyed in Disp/EditForm after content type upgrade

I had content type based on Page and pages library, which uses this contennt type. I needed to add new columns to this list. I created Elements.xml for fields: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="...
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SharePoint Field with Guid type always has null value

I have a custom page library with Guid type field in my SP2013 portal. ItemAdded event receiver set value to this field. But when I try to get value from this field by update receiver I get always ...
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Create a “Shared With” column for CURRENT permissioned users?

I know this must have been asked before, but I can't find it anywhere on StackExchange. So the OOTB "Shared With" column shows a historical view of all users (current or past) who have ever had ...
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Can I Modify the Output of SP2013 Field Values in Snippets or Page Layout?

I would like to know if there is a way to modify the output of page fields in SharePoint 2013 from within a snippet or within the page layout. I have a field of type Hyperlink or Picture. I want to ...
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SharePoint Excel export issues (ID export to lookup columns/Columns out of order)

Good day, I have 2 issues I am trying to workout on some SharePoint Lists. I was hoping I could get a little help as my developer skills are just now developing beyond OTB solutions. Issue 1: I ...
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Aligning column headers(titles) with row items

I have a list in which the items are long string of characters. Due to this the Column titles are not perfectly aligned with item rows. The Column headers are not changing there original position and ...
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Exception by setting a column unique

I have a huge list, about 200000 items. Till yesterday a custom column called Nr was not unique and contained many doubles. Today I cleaned it removing items with double entries, tryied to set the ...
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create a view that groups multi choice column values

I apologize in advance if I am breaking rules by asking a question similar to one already asked (SP2013 - Create a view that groups based on individual selections in a multi choice field). I can't ...
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How is the relative list item order calculated from tp_ItemOrder column?

I am using a custom action and the Reorder.aspx page to provide a sorting-functionality to my users. I followed the instructions that can be found here: https://niftit.com/blog/how-to-reorder-a-...
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Getting hyperlink URL and description in custom XSLT with Content Query Web part

I'm having trouble getting the URL and description to show as separate items in SharePoint 2013. I'm trying to display the description as the text of the Link and the URL as the HREF value in the a ...
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How to limit End Time to within +8 hours?

I am trying to limit the End Time of a Calendar Event to be within +8 hours of the creation time. I've used this formula =AND([End Time]>=TODAY(),[End Time]<=DATE(YEAR(TODAY()),MONTH(TODAY())+2,...
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Powershell to export all the columns with their data values in a sharepoint 2010 list

I have to export all the columns in a particular sharepoint list along with the data contained in the columns. I am currently able to get all column names but not data. Need help with that. Below is ...
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Workflow Setting People/Group Field Skipping Values

I have a workflow that sets the value of a person/group field in a document library. The field is set to multiple users/groups. The problem is that the field will skip every other user set by the ...
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Required Field Color

How do you change the colour of either the field or the label of a required field when uploading/editing the properties of a document. The user says it is hard to see the little * ?
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Difference between ArticleStartDate and Publish startdate columns

What is the difference between these columns: ArticleStartDate: <SharePointWebControls:DateTimeField id="ArticleStartDate" FieldName="ArticleStartDate" runat="server"></...
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How to Display Created By Field in InfoPath AND Sharepoint list with multiple values?

The article "How to Display Created By Field in InfoPath" seemed to work for a user on this forum. However, my needs are slightly different. I'm trying to create a list with the entry form showing ...
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Removing People from User Field, Allow only group

By default, there are two options available for User field. User User and Groups Is there any programmatic/declarative way on changing the properties so that the user field will only suggests and ...
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Changes to List Columns not Updating to Content Type

I have a document library with a Document Set content type in it. I created a bunch of custom columns in the list, and added them to the document set. I have changed the display name of some of the ...
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Setting Required Managed Metadata Column to hidden with default value?

In a Content Type, I have one managed metadata column (which is required) I want to set it with default value and set it to hidden using powershell. I want to clarify if it possible to hide a required ...
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Amending the Calendar form in Sharepoint 2013

I have a question about the Calendar app. I made the Location field compulsory from the Validation settings and a red warning message appears, when you try to save an event without its location. How ...
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Upload pdf file and automatically create list columns in a SharePoint list

My requirement is : When a user uploads a pdf file into a document library. There is a table in a pdf file which two columns. The SharePoint should understand and create list columns from the first ...
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How do you display information in multiple columns programmatically in a web part?

I am developing a web part (not a visual web part) that displays the site owners of a SharePoint site and their email addresses. Right now I am displaying the information in a listbox. It displays the ...
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Filter.aspx and GetDistinctValues

We found an issue, that filters on columns are stop working. Error message is: Cannot show the value of the filter. The field may not be filterable, or the number of items returned exceeds the ...
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Calculated Column needs left alignment

I have the same exact problem as related here Calculated Column left align header However, the solution suggested is inadequate. This would require me to manual add the web part to each list that I ...
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Is there a setting on SPField that would prevent it from being included in a CAML query?

I'm trying to build a CAML query for a managed metadata column. I'm following the guidelines provided here by Microsoft. Essentially they say to query for the term's Wssid. No problem, I can do ...
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Sharepoint Designer Set Task Field drop-down is showing empty

Using SPD 2010 I created an Approval process. I have added few custom field to my task list and now under "Before Task is assigned", the action "Set Task field" is not showing anything on the dropdown-...
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Why the Required property of field is changing to false?

I created site column with Required="true". Then I created site content type and added my column to it . Then I created list, selected "Allow management of content types?" to "Yes" and added my ...
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Ghost Column in Sharepoint by FieldRef deletion

Let me explain my situation. I have some Document Libaries that derives from some content type some columns. In some of these columns I have (by mistake) add two times the same columns with different ...
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Value of User field changed after copying to another list cross Site Collections

The value of owner field of a document is beeing changed when I copy a document from a library to another library which belongs to another site collection than the original library. I copy the ...
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Show list items depending on a user

I have a list and for example in my list there is a column called "Go to" and this column has values "user1", "user2" and "user3". I want my list items which have "user1" value just be visible to user ...
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Best way to create a list with hidden columns with Data pulling from InfoPath form

So I have been working on this for a little bit here is what I am trying to accomplish: Using OOTB SharePoint 2010 Functionality I want to create an HR Referral System. Basically an InfoPath Form ...
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Validation of dates in different fields in SharePoint

My question is on validation of dates in SharePoint… If i have two date fields – start date(& time) and end date(&time). How do i validate these, so that a person cannot pick a time in ...
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Updated = calculated field based on Modified shows 1899 last update

Working with SP 2010 and had to remove the time stamp from modified. Tried at system level - no joy. Used a calculated field (=TEXT(Modified,"mm/dd/yyyy")). This works well but occasionally shows the ...
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Using resx file in Calculated Field

Is it possible to use resource file (.resx) in tag? I made a calculated field and want to show the result in some different languages.
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Problem retracting custom fields

I have this project with custom field for a content type. When I deploy the first time after creating the new field everything is fine. Once i retract the solution my field is the only one left on ...
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Is there a way to see GUID for a metadata column in a list without using a SharePoint Designer?

Is there a way to see GUID for a metadata column in a list without using a SharePoint Designer? I could have used SharePoint Designer but I can't because the customer has turned it off for some ...
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How do I configure required columns on Wiki pages?

In a SharePoint 2010 Wiki page library, if I add metadata columns to the page library, something like "Category" and make it a required column. When I go and create a new Wiki Page in that library I'...
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How to unhide a column on site collection level in O365

I have some custom column created by office dev pnp template. It was visible initial. Then I set this column on hidden. <Field ID="{1ada65e8-4f90-46c5-a663-a5812131215e}" Name="WorkspaceType" ...
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Hide empty columns in PerformancePoint Scorecard dynamically

I have a scorecard with several empty columns which I want to hide dynamically. In the illustration above, I want to hide three empty columns, viz. MidYear Income, MidYear % and MidYear Status. ...
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Creating an Autonumber Column

Is there a way to create an autonumber column in the lists and libraries? For example I want to have a list and when a user wants to add a new value, it automatically generates a new autonumber.
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Delete one column from large list

I have a column in a list of over 15,000 items. The column we want to delete was recently created, and we were going to populate it/backfill the values, but then decided to split it into 3 fields (...
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How to remove “created by” on SharePoint blog post item?

I recently created a blog site and posted few blog posts but then I realized that "created by" column is showing on the item. I tried to check what page layout a post is using but I simple found ...
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Character limit on Title column

I would like to know if there is a way to increase the character limit of 255 chars on the Title column of a list. If not, is there any way to bypass the Title (is a required field by default) and ...
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make a field visible in Edit Properpties form

I have added Comments field to a document library (list.Fields.Add(..)) in event receiver however when I a try to edit a document within this document library by chosing "Edit properties" the comment ...