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Set default (Link to Item with Edit Menu) to a field other than Title in SharePoint list.

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I have a list where the default Title field is (link to item with edit menu).  I need to have a custom field set to (link to item with edit menu).  How can I make the custom field have this capability?  It is not necessary for me to remove it from Title as I will not have the Title available in my view or form.  There was a previous solution on this site that did not work.  I have been unable to find any non-code solution online as well.  Coding is not an option as I do not have admin rights to the MOSS server.  I do have SharePoint Designer 2007.  Please advise.  Thank you in advance.
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What type of custom field do you want to attach the (link to item with edit menu) to?  If it is a text field, since you don't want to use the title field, you could rename the title field to the name of the field that you want to link to the edit menu...
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by:baxter7511
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I will actually be using a lookup field from another list.  Since the defualt Title field cannot be changed to lookup, I need to create a custom field.
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I understand that you don't want to write code, but when you say you don't have admin rights, does this mean that you can't employ a third-party developed custom field type?

If the functionality doesn't come out-of-the-box, and you can't use your own or a third-party customisation then it would sound like what you want to do just isn't possible...

How about using jQuery to do some client-side modification once the page has been rendered?  i.e. to move the edit menu to your custom field?
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I object to the question being deleted for the following reasons:

Asker did not reply to my last comment on 25 August
If what the asker wanted to achieve was impossible given the constraints of his environment, then establishing that it is impossible is a valid conclusion to the question and points should still be awarded and the question added to the database.
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Following an 'Objection' by Hairbrush (at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_26705855.html) to the intended closure of this question, it has been reviewed by at least one Moderator and is being closed as recommended by the Expert.
 
At this point I am going to re-start the auto-close procedure.
 
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