Questions tagged [site-column]

A site column is a reusable column definition, or template, that you can assign to multiple lists across multiple SharePoint sites.

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Use same “Site Columns” & “Site Conent Types” in 2 SharePoint environments

We want to work with "the same" metadata being used e.g. in Word Templates in 2 different, physically completey separated SharePoint 2019 instances. Hopefully someone has a good idea, how to ...
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Two search related questions

We have a hub site with several associated sites. Each site has a library for working on and publishing documents that should be rolled up to a modern search web part on the hub site. The aggregated ...
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Can I group and/or sort a view with site columns?

I created several site columns. I then created my list and pulled in these site columns. I now cannot seem to sort or group different views based on these site columns. Does SharePoint not allow you ...
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Column not visible in the new library settings and library views

I have created a site column with field definition containing Hidden equals to true and added this site column to Document content type. Now I have created some content types which inherit Document ...
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Creating a “Subject” field, with a different inner name

I am trying to create a site column named "Subject" or type managed metadata, I created the column first with the name: "vrdSubject", then I am trying to rename the column to "Subject", but I keep ...
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SharePoint 2016: Find all values of a site column across all sites in CSOM

I am trying to create a list of all the values that are being used for the site column "Classification" across all sites of a site collection. The idea is to build a dictionary to add to the term ...
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Is there a way to Enable 'Enterprise Metadata' in Document Libraries by default

I have a SharePoint environment that includes a lot of different sites and document libraries within them. I'm trying to find a way to enable 'Enterprise Metadata' by default so that when a new site/...
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Likes is missing in Blog site under SharePoint Online Communication site

I am using SharePoint online communication site Collection. I have created a blog site as a sub-site under communication site. I can see comments option is available. But Like option is missing. ...
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Mandatory Column Popup in Modern SharePoint

In an Office 365 Modern Experience SharePoint site, I'm unable to find a way to force a prompt for mandatory values attached to the List Content Type. Instead of providing a prompt for the values as ...
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Deleting a SharePoint subsite doesn't deletes its site columns and content types

I have a subsites inside a site collection. There I have defined some custom content types. Once I deleted the subsite, and created a new subsite with the same name and url, I can see all the old ...
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Set-PnPField -Values @{DependantLookupInternalName=??}

Hello SharePoint Peoples, So I am trying to figure out how to use a lot of the PnP Commands. Getting hung up on Set-PnPField. I have a column already created, and I can Get-PnPField and read it's ...
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how to populate a list column with the Site Title

So I have a list in a site template that needs to contain certain information about the site automatically. I need a way to fill the Title column of the list with the Site Title and the Project Owner ...
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Lists/Libraries: Why are not all existing fields exposed as site columns?

I was wondering what determines if an internal field of a list or library is made available as an actionable site column. More precisely, I was trying to add the published state as a column in a site ...
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Updating Site Columns on SharePoint online

We have a document library with thousands of files that are not properly categorized. On of the main reasons this happened is because the columns are not required to contain information. Is it ...
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YES/NO Column No Option for Require that this column contains information:

I want to create a column with Yes/No option but I want it to be required that his has to be filled. However, I dont see the option for "Require that this column contains information: " I can only ...
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YES/No option no visible in Edit Column

I have this column that I have created and and I wanted to change its type from multiple choice to an Yes/No option. Unfortunately I don't see the option anymore.
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Content Type Column not appearing in Document Library

I am adding a content type to a document library, but after deleting and readding one of its site columns, this column does not appear in the document library anymore. How can I fix this?
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Site column with calculated default works for list, but not for document library

I have a single-line-of-text site column with a calculated default. The calculated default works correctly when added to a list. However, it doesn't work correctly when it is applied to a document ...
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yes/no field not working after applying PnPProvisioningTemplate

I'm applying a PnPTemplate file to a communication site in SharePoint Online. This template contains a yes/no column that is added to the Site Pages library. The field shows up in the default view, ...
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SharePoint Site Column not appearing in List

I have a Content Type with a number of Site Columns inside it. One of the columns is not appearing in some SharePoint Document Libraries that I am assigning the Content type to. I'm on premise - the ...
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Sharepoint Online Site Columns not available in Flow Dynamic Content

I have created a site lookup column (with 2 additional columns) on my parent site. I'm using this site lookup column on a list in a child site to populate location. I have created a Flow to send an ...
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Parent Content Type Site Columns again getting added to Child Content Type in ContentTypeHub

I am facing weird issue in ContentTypeHub. Where I have ContentType 'Base'. and then I created new ContentType in Hub i.e 'Test'.its parent contentTypes is 'Base'. Now I have removed unnecessary ...
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Calculated field gives “formula refers to a column that does not exist” error for auto increment

I'm working on SharePoint Online (new excperiance) and I've created a document library at the Site Content Types. For that type I'll have a column with auto increments and starting with TN. For this I ...
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Reinstating deleted built-in site columns SharePoint Online

On removing two built-in site columns from a custom content type they appear to have been deleted from the site collection. I find it surprising that they are deleted as they are in use in many sub ...
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Crawled properties not appearing under Search schema for Site columns

I have created couple of site columns using PowerShell (CSOM) script in SP online site. I have added all these columns to libraries using PowerShell (CSOM). Later I have migrated hundreds of documents ...
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How to disable/ hide delete button for column in list in SharePoint Online?

I have a calculated field in my custom list. I want to disable or hide delete button on this field edit page. I want specific users not able delete this column in a list but still be able to edit/ ...
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Unable to create a site column named Department using PnP/power-shell script. Error “A duplicate field name ”Department“ was found.”

I am working on a sharepoint online enterprise wiki site collection. and i want to create a new site column named "Department" of type choice. now i already know that there is a built-in column which ...
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Update Lookup Site Column

Is there a way to update a lookup site column? A colleague of mine deleted the list which the site column was referring to. We created a new list, but the existing site lookup column is practically a ...
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Site columns not showing in managed properties, although they are searchable

In SharePoint Online, I have created a site column, added data to that column, and reindexed. It is a text column named EfipsWhatever, so it should generate a managed property named ...
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How do I make a custom title field in a SharePoint content type

I have a new site collection in SP2016 and want to use content types for several logs we will be using. I want to be able to take advantage of the menu associated with the "Title" column but want a ...
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New site columns not available to check in list view

I’m experiencing an extremely annoying issue with SharePoint. This is what I’ve done on our SharePoint Online tenant: Created a new modern SharePoint team site. I want to track client invoices. -...
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some columns in content type are not showing when added in a list

I have a content type with some columns. However when I add the content type to a list, not all columns are showing. I have checked the columns and they contain the value Yes under Update all content ...
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What is preventing a newform from getting the column descriptions updated?

I have a modified contact list in a subsite template. The contact list has content type management activated the default content type is a modified contact (mc for brevity) the mc is defined on ...
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Trying to create a site column which have its display name as “Author” will raise “The column name that you entered is already in use or reserved..”

I am working on a sharepoint online site collection, and using the UI i have created a new site column with the following name "HRAuthor", and i save the new column. so i got a site column which have ...
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How to remove 'enforce unique values' from a content type 'file' column?

In our content type (document set), we have a 'Name' column ('file' column type), that has the name of an applicant to a position. Upon first designing the library, we thought we would have unique ...
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Parent site and Sub site list relationship problem

Hi im new to sharepoint and i have a very simple problem that i can't do. I have a products list on my parent site and an orders list on my subsite. Now i created a site column look up so i can ...
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SharePoint list forms not taking labels from Resource files

I have a site with 2 languages i.e., English and Arabic. Here I have two different webs with their respective languages as default i.e., English for en-us and Arabic for ar-qa. I have created resource ...
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How to access 'Is Featured Discussion' column in 'Management' view discussion board list?

I want to know whether, 'Is Featured Discussion' column in Discussion Board List --> Management View is a Site Column or List Column ? How to access that column ? How to re-use that column in other ...
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How to reset a site column when you accidentally renamed it

While I was creating a new group of site columns, I somehow managed to rename a default column from Title to Project Name. So now, when I create a new list anywhere and create a new item, the first ...
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Content types and site columns went missing in a site collection

I migrated a web application from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2016. After migration I was able to see the content types and site columns and everything was fine. I took a template of a publishing ...
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How to set a default value for a site-column of type managed metadata in SharePoint 2010?

Is there any way to set a default value for a site-column of type managed metadata in SharePoint 2010 programmatically using C#? I have come accross the following code, however, it throws "array out ...
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Specify “Number of decimal places” for my Currency site column, will not prevent users for adding extra decimal numbers

I am working on a team site collection inside my on-premises farm 2013. and i created a site column of type Currency which have "Number of decimal places" = 2, as follow:- but when i try adding or ...
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Unable to re-add site column(Taxonomy field type) to content type

I have created the site column named as "tags" as a taxonomy type of field.Also added into the content type. If i delete and re-add the content type , it's not working. it's throwing error 'A ...
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Exception calling AddFieldAsXml with “1” argument

I am trying to add the column below via PowerShell <Field ID="{1920c575-d592-40eb-a163-5a302b78aa65}" Type="Note" DisplayName="1920c575d59240eba1635a302b78aa65" StaticName="...
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Which column stores ASPX page body?

I understand that a body of ASPX page published on site is stored in a dedicated column. What is exact name of this column? Some authors mention "PublishingPageContent", others "WikiField". Does it ...
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Is it save to change Site Column(choice) values?

I have a site collection with site column (text choices). This column is used on multiple subsites. Few years ago I created a webpart to allow users to add new choices to this column (they don't have ...
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Can i control if a column need to be shown inside New form based on Content Type

I am working on an on-premises sharepoint 2013. now i know that i can hide certain columns from New list forms using this power-shell script:- $web = Get-SPWeb http://*******/ $field = $web.Fields["...
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SharePoint site column now appearing in all libraries

I have an instance of SharePoint online. After creating a number of similar document libraries, I eventually created a site column, to save some time, and to keep data consistent. I have a Site ...
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Do not show column to user

We have a library where when user uploads file, inputs metadata in 4 custom fields via Nintex forms We also have 2 other fields which holds year & month (we enter a default value) Users are not ...
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how i can create a site column of type lookup with empty source list (Get information from), and modify the “Get information from” at list level

I am working on an on-premise sharepoint server 2013 farm. i have the following:- 1) i have a team site collection which contain 5 sub-sites. 2) under each sub-site i have a custom list named "...

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