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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Problem with getting SafeImageHtml in CustomItem.xsl of a CQWP

I have a CQWP with the Parameters: Title:{fa564e0f-0c70-4ab9-b863-0177e6ddd247},Title,Text;| Description:{691b9a4b-512e-4341-b3f1-68914130d5b2},ShortComment,Text;| ImageUrl:{543bc2cf-1f30-488e-...
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Calculated site columns/Lookup site columns - cannot add calculated numeric fields

I have a list with broken down data that is aggregated to some kind of combined ID data format that references a certain file. (Say, there is a file called 123-1. I have a field then that stores "123" ...
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Content types not updating from the hub.

We have a web application for Intranet. Inside this web application I have created a site collection for content type hub, and the Intranet is on the root site collection. Until recently I could ...
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Can two site columns with same ID in two solutions, deployed to two site collections in same farm interfear?

I have found a weird behavior of SP2013: I have 2 WSP solutions In each, there is elements.xml file containing site column. In both solutions, ID and Name of columns is the same. Site column is of ...
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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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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 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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SharePoint Column does not exist when attribute overwrite=TRUE

I am trying to fix an error by changing site column attribute to overwrite=true And I get Column does not exist when activate the feature , when putting that attribute back to false there is no ...
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ContentType Phone Call Memo. how to enable Hidden fields?

when I create a list with Content Type "Phone Call Memo", I get three columns to "work" with in the list-settings: "Title", "Append Only Comments" and "Callback Number" If I edit a view, e.g. "All ...
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Why my Lookup Column (which is set as required) will chose a Default Value instead of rendering an empty option

I am working on a Team Site collection inside sharepoint 2013. now i define the following:- i created a new list named "Department". i added a new site column "Project Department" ...
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Custom List schema.xml with custom content type - attribute code duplication

I made a custom content type with several custom site columns, all defined in a Elements.xml <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <!-- Customer --> <Field ...
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Required field in custom content type not required in custom list instance

I have an issue with a custom SharePoint 2013 solution. Among other components, it consists of: a feature with several custom fields with different types, some of which are taxonomy fields, a feature ...
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ContentTypes and Site Columns via Visual Studio / CAML Query Updates broken

I've been using CAML queries to do list updates for quite some time, but recently they've stopped working, and I have no idea why. Even an extremely simple query seems to be failing. For example the ...
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Crawled Property with accountname of "Person or Group" Site Column in SharePoint 2010

I created a custom content type that includes a custom site column "Owner" of type "Person or Group". Now i need the accountname/login name (for exc. domain\usera) as a crawled property to include it ...
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Content field not recognized on Page Layout

I'm using SharePoint Designer 2010 to create a custom page layout. I have a content type called "Web Part Page" and its parent is "Page" content type. I have several site columns associated with this ...
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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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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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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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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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SharePoint Online XML Field DateTime default on minute and NOT nearest half an hour

I have a Field (Site Column) element which is type DateTime <Field DisplayName="Created" Name="Created" StaticName="Created" Type="DateTime" ID="{28C9A5E9-513C-415A-8C41-E7A3D767EABD}" Group="...
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Choosing between Managed Metadata or Site Column

I'm trying to figure out if I am better off using Managed Metadata or a Site Column in my SharePoint Online implementation. One piece of metadata we want to store for documents is a Building, ...
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How to include a site column for year that can be populated using the standard calendar

I am working on an on-premises SharePoint 2013 farm. We need to have a site column which represents the "Date Published" for books and papers where we need to store a value representing the year. Is ...
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Can permission inheritance be broken and new permission be given at column level in sharepoint 2013 ?

Can permission inheritance be broken and new permission be given at column level ? If yes , can we do it from UI ? Can we do it from code?
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Calculated column based on specific elements from another site column

I have this site column in a Sharepoint 2013 list showing a few deadlines. I need to create a calculated column next to the one in the picture, that gives as a result the number of days between one ...
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Populate word document with site columns from document library

I got request to automate weekly reports based on daily reports. Those reports are made in MS word. Now, I made up to almost half of job. I created new document template for library, from which user ...
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Lookup doesn't work on field that has taxonomy field

Is there any reason why lookup field in one list would stop working when taxonomy field is added to other list that lookup is referenced to? Before adding the taxonomy field lookup was working just ...
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Manage Site Columns, Content Types and WSPs

I have a SharePoint 2013 site with Multi Tenancy configured. I have a Managed Metadata Service also configured in Partitioned Mode since it is a multi tenant environment. I have a Visual Studio ...
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DateTime field display diffrent values when editing and when viewing

We have an Office 365 2013 Business Premium subscription and are using Sharepoint online as our Intranet solution. Our problem seems related to DateTimeField and timezone conversion problem The ...
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What are the available approaches to programmatically create site columns and content types in SharePoint 2013?

I want to create some site columns and content types programmatically, since I need to create some site columns with the same display name as existing columns, and this can not be done using the CA UI....
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Site Column,Site Content Type,List Content Type issue in SP 2013

In my Site Collection, I am facing a strange issue. I have custom Site Content Types, Site Columns created and these Site Columns were associated with Site Content Types. After creation of Document ...
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Site Column in Content Type Hub is not visible in subscriber site collection

I have created Site Column say "mycolumn" in my Content Type Hub and associated a content type -say myCT - and this content type is published and ran the 2 timer jobs.Though the content type is ...
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Limit dropdown options when the lookup column is a site column and has more values than are relevant

I have a list of projects on my parent site with two columns: ` Project Category I would like to use Project as a site column that looks up values from the aforementioned list so I can maintain a ...
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Site column validation - not allow to use slash / backslash / questionmark / \?

Got a script that creates new site collection based on a template (clone site collection). Problem is that some users type in slash / backslash in the title site column, that makes the url wrong. ...
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Enable Rich Text in a Site Workflow Initiation Form for a Multiple Line Column w/o InfoPath?

I've created a site workflow that users manually start and that collects data through an initiation form, which then passes the data to a Word document in a library. The initiation form uses site ...
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Can you merge Managed Metadata Columns in a list?

I have a two managed metadata site columns (I'm taking the Folksonomy approach). The first site column is called Presenters and contains names of individuals. The second site column is called Job ...
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Hide and Re-order columns inside a new Content type will not have any effect on the Create & Edit forms for the List

I did the follow:- I added a new Content type, and I specify to have “Issue” content type as its parent. Then I added 5 site columns, and I added them to the new Content Type.so the new content type ...
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Reading the attribute of a custom SharePoint column

In my SP project, I created a custom Site Column (just plain text type), with one Custom Setting option (FieldEditorUserControl, also a text). What I want to achieve is, when I have a custom list ...
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Site Column Default value not displaying

In my Sharepoint site I have lots of lists all containing a site Column "Action to be taken". This is a choice for the user and I have selected the default value "1. Not Checked Yet", however this ...
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Site column data not lost if site column is deleted: Is this safe?

We have created a site column (from site settings page) of type: Image with formatting and constraints for publishing: Name --> Plans. We then created a custom list --> add existing site column --> '...
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Repeated Column Definitions when developing List Template

I am using Visual Studio to create a state workflow. As part of my solution I am creating a custom Document Library template. The template includes the required custom content type and some custom ...
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Multiple references to same sitecolumn in a content type

I have a content page with well defined placeholders (10 of them). I want to control the HTML that sorrounds them, so I have to use 10 instances of them. Do I have to create 10 different site columns;...
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Managed Property name from site column name

Is there a function of SharePoint API that gets as input a name of a site column and returns the name of the corresponding ManagedProperty?
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Need way to keep historical data in lists that uses site column

Just want to preface this with I am just a site curator. I do not have SharePoint admin rights but can pass suggestions on to the admins. I created a site column "Sales Person Names" that is ...
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Can sharepoint calculate the number of "business hours" for a list item to be completed?

I work in financial institution and we want a column in a case management database to show the number of "Buinsess hours" from start to finish of a case. Business Hours Monday to Friday 5am - 8pm ...
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Time restriction in sharepoint

I want to force user insert second when will add time otherwise show error message. I use this formula: [Time]=TEXT(Time/24,"hh:mm:ss") where Time is the name of column. But this does not ...
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Update default value of site column and update lists with REST

I want to change the default value of a site column and update all lists that contains that site column, with the new default value. I already found how to change the default value with REST API, but ...
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Word wrap formatting Name column in document library

I want to word wrap the Name column. I am using the following code to wrap the column "$schema": "https://developer.microsoft.com/json-schemas/sp/v2/column-formatting.schema.json"...
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Add value to a SharePoint Column using Json

I have a SharePoint Online list. I would like to format the column so when there is a value in a look up column the other "number" type column gets populated. Currently I am using { "...
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Report to see where a specific Site Column or Term Set is being used across the entire tenant (50,000+ site collections)

We have more than 50,000 site collections in our tenant and are looking to clean up our Term Store and Content Type Hub. What we need to do is identify where specific Term Sets, Content Types and Site ...
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How to solve content type conflict when another content type uses the same columns (they are both from the Content Type Hub)?

I am using content types from the Content Type Hub site and adding them to another of my sites. When trying to add one, I am getting the message "This content type is published but cannot be used ...