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Sharepoint Document Library: Column showing as "Required" when it is set to "Not Required" in Excel document.

Posted on 2011-09-14
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I have a document library which handles an Excel template.

One field in particular - CBU ( a drop-down choice) from the Sharepoint library always shows up as Required in the Document Information Panel, even though it is set to Not Required.

I have tried removing and recreating this column but it refuses to be "Not Required" within the document.

Is there any way to resolve it? I have created another field called Workcentre with the same properties which works fine and is set to Not Required, however, I need to be able to use the CBU field.

Please let me know :)
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by:pramodsk40
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Try specifying the default value and see if that resolves it...
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by:ultra-it
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I have indeed tried specifying this and still does the same - it was taken out to see if it would work :)
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by:svetaye
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Hello,
I think that you problem is that you don't have any default value in your column so excel can't save the spreadsheet because the value of this column is not one of possible drop down values.
Please try to add some default value to your column like "Please select..." or something else to be an "empty value" of the column.
I hope it helps.
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by:tapiwab
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there might be some validation on this field, check carefully
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I have checked and rechecked this issue (based on your advice) and it is still unable to resolve.

I have had to bypass this issue with a different field name - I suspect deleting the library and recreating would work.

Not really a solution as such, but worked for me.
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Not really a solution, more a work around.
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