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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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How to space out columns for site content columns in SharePoint Online

How do we space out columns on the site content page within a SharePoint Online site? The columns appear to be locked in width as shown in this screenshot: I want the Name column to be wider.
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Adding grouping banner to a SharePoint view with Power Automate

I want to group few rows from a SharePoint list based on their value from a specific column (let's call it Column 1). I've read some examples about this but what I can't do is not the grouping of the ...
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Boolean value automatically set after upload

In the version history, we see that one of our site columns (Boolean type) has a value automatically set after uploading (version 0.1 of item). We have tested this using Graph, drag and drop - we got ...
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How do I make fields required for documents within a doc set, without that field be required for the doc set itself?

I need to be able to create document sets where each document with the doc set has a required field, without requiring that that field be required when the doc set is created. Each document within a ...
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Delete columns on XL SharePoint O365 Doc Library

Scenario: We have a large document library (roughly 122k documents/folders), housing most of our sales documents. We use Power Automate (replacing SP Designer 2013 workflows) to dynamically add ...
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Is it supported to have Additional fields inside a lookup field contain another lookup field

I have 3 lists as follow:- ItemCategory Item Invoice the Item list has a lookup field to the ItemCategory list the Invoice list has a lookup field to the Item list. now i am trying to get the ...
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Adding site column to list in sub site fails

I am running SP 2016 on premise. I can successfully run the script below to add a site column to a list on the "root" site. clientContext = new SP.ClientContext(); var olistCollection = ...
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Created Custom Site Column - Not appearing in some connected Hub Site Collections - SharePoint Online

Custom Columns available on one Team Site – but not the other two Team sites - all are connected to the Hub Site. All the Team sites are OOTB and new. Any help is appreciated. Kind Regards David
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Enable link to document with edit menu option for different column other than Name in document library

I've tried this solution for document library and it is not working for me. <ViewFields><br/> <FieldRef Name="Attachments"/><br/> <FieldRef Name="LinkTitle&...
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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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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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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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