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Can't add "Modified" or "Created" column to a document library view in SharePoint 2007?

Posted on 2010-09-03
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Very strange...    my main document library view has a "modified" field that indicates the date that the document was changed.

For some reason when I create any new view based on that document library it will not allow me to add "modified" (or "created") to the list of columns?    It just doesn't show up in the list of columns that I'm able to add?

Anyone have an idea?
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by:ukiran
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Definitely an issue in your farm.  Need to find out your bug's scope: is this an issue in the doclibs of your other sites / site collection / webapp?
Perhaps another field has managed to defined itself in your doclib called 'modified' or 'created'?  The front end validation is supposed catch these duplicate / restricted field names, but they can be bypassed.  Advise to delete doclib and retry the view creation.
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by:sayguh
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Hmm, just that one doc library seems to be affected.

I can't delete it though it's being used and has many documents in a the moment.   Any suggestions?
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by:ukiran
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I would still try to create a new doclib.  Create the new view. And copy the old docs to this new doclib.  
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Took me a while to find it but I found a solution...

Step 1: Go to the root level http://rootsite/_layouts/fldedit.aspx?field=Modified
Step 2: Leave everything as it is and just click "OK"

The field then shows up again everywhere in the site collection

Yay!
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by:ukiran
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Interesting. But you said that the problem just showed up in one doclib and now you're claiming that it was the case for the entire site collection. Tsk Tsk.
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by:sayguh
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The problem was only showing up for that doc library.   The library that was experiencing the missing fields is very large and complicated so for some reason it just wasn't showing up for views in that specific library.  

Fixing it at the root level fixed it for that library though and that was what I was after.   Thanks for your responses but rebuilding this large library and messing with all the modified dates and different views was not a road I wanted to travel down unless absolutely nescessary.



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Solved myself
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