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List Look up Column displaying Tasks within a particular site. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to use the Lookup column in a list to have the lookup values display the Tasks in a Site?

    Thank you!

    Monday, February 13, 2012 4:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi jmcpsd,

    Based on my research, SharePoint Lookup field doesn't support Multiple lines of text type column(e.g. Task description field ).

    As a workaround, you can change the Task list Descriptions field as Single line of text.

    Thanks


    Daniel Yang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by jmcpsd Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:37 PM
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:11 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    When you use the Lookup column, it will display the information about the lists from where you want to display information. So when you create a new lookup column select your "Tasks" list and display the appropriate field from that list.

    Hope the information helps!


    Thanks & Regards, Chandra Shekhar

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:00 AM
  • Thank you, but that's just it.

    I am not looking for a "Column" in a specific task list.

    I want to lookup the descriptions of a list of tasks.


    • Edited by jmcpsd Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:29 PM
    Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:14 PM
  • Hi jmcpsd,

    Based on my research, SharePoint Lookup field doesn't support Multiple lines of text type column(e.g. Task description field ).

    As a workaround, you can change the Task list Descriptions field as Single line of text.

    Thanks


    Daniel Yang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by jmcpsd Thursday, February 16, 2012 4:37 PM
    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:11 AM
    Moderator
  • Great!

    I will give that a try.

    Thank you,

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012 9:53 PM