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  • How do I make a column in a list so it can be edited?

    Thanks

    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, August 29, 2011 2:17 PM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, August 29, 2011 1:48 PM

Answers

  • HI,

    Have you modified listforms? If not then these columns should be shown on the forms.

    Are you using content types or not?

     


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    • Marked as answer by sturner333 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:48 PM
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:58 AM

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  • Hi,

    Try setting its ShowInEditForm attribute to true.


    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Monday, August 29, 2011 1:57 PM
  • Is there a SP site setting for this? ShowInEditForm  looks like programming attribute.

    Thanks

     

    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:02 PM
  • Try something like this

     

    using (SPWeb web= site.RootWeb)
                        {
                            SPField field= web.Fields.GetFieldByInternalName("internal Name of your field");
                            field.ShowInEditForm = true;
                            field.Update();

                        }

     


    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:05 PM
  • You want to do it from UI ?
    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:05 PM
  • Yes.

    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:10 PM
  • I am not clear with what is the requirement because when we create a custom list from UI then by default you get the column in the edit view also.
    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:13 PM
  • > when we create a custom list from UI then by default you get the column in the edit view also. 

    Perhaps we need to know what kind of field/column he's asking about.

     

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    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:16 PM
  • I

    When I look at the have a list of folders in SP. The column names are - Type  Name   Project Name   Modified and Modified By

    I can edit the Name column a couple different ways. I would like to be able to do the same for the Project Name column.

    Thanks for the help.

    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:34 PM
  • Can you please explain by have a list of folders in SP here? It would be really helpful if you can explain in a little more detailed manner as to what you intend to do? Are you creating a custom list or modifying OOB List/Library? 


    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:55 PM
  • Below is a screen shot of the settings screen for the page I am tlkaing about. You can see the column 'Project Name' under the columns heading. This is the one I would want the user to able to add or edit information to.

    Thanks

    North America > Project List > FY2012 > Settings  

    Customize FY2012

     
     

    List Information

    Name: FY2012
    Web Address: http://forums/sites/COR/GMSE/NA/projList/FY2012/Forms/AllItems.aspx
    Description: FY2012 North American Projects

    General Settings

      Title, description and navigation
      Versioning settings
      Advanced settings
      Audience targeting settings

    Permissions and Management

      Delete this document library
      Save document library as template
      Permissions for this document library
      Manage checked out files
      Workflow settings
      Information management policy settings

    Communications

      RSS settings

    Columns

    A column stores information about each document in the document library. The following columns are currently available in this document library:
    Column (click to edit) Type Required
    Project Name Single line of text
    Title Single line of text
    Created By Person or Group
    Modified By Person or Group
    Checked Out To Person or Group
      Create column
      Add from existing site columns
      Column ordering
      Indexed columns
    Monday, August 29, 2011 3:18 PM
  • Well what i understand is that you have created a doucument library where you have added a custom column as Project Name. The issue that you are saying is that you are not able to edit the value of Project Name.

    Now I want to ask you how are you uploading the document.

    Clicking on Add Document and then browsing to upload the document

    Clicking on New Folder in the ribbon and then uploading in the document.

    Can you please tell the scenario that you are using so that I can try to replicate the issue at my end and help you fix the issue.

    Correct me if my understanding is wrong.


    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Monday, August 29, 2011 3:46 PM
  • This list is just a list of folders. The 'Project Name' column is just a description of the folder.
    Monday, August 29, 2011 3:50 PM
  • Request you to go through the following link to solve the issue. 

    http://techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2007/08/sharepoint-how-to-create-links-from.html

    This will help you in adding a column metadata to your folder.

     

    Regards,

    Geetanjali


    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Monday, August 29, 2011 4:19 PM
  • Sorry to say the link above shows me how to create a new folder type, but that folder type like the one I already use does not let me update the field in the column. Any other ideas?

    Thanks for all the help.

     

    Monday, August 29, 2011 6:29 PM
  • Did you do the following things

    • Attached the content type to the library
    • Checked in Modify View whether you have your custom column available in the view. If not add it to your default view
    • In the settings page change the order of the content type and make the custom content type as your default one

    Regards,

    Geetanjali


    Thanks & Regards, Geetanjali Arora
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:50 AM
  • HI,

    Have you modified listforms? If not then these columns should be shown on the forms.

    Are you using content types or not?

     


    Thanks, Rahul Rashu
    • Marked as answer by sturner333 Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:48 PM
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:58 AM
  • Thanks everyone for the time and effort. Works well now.
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:49 PM