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column settings - greyed out

Posted on 2011-09-19
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I have enabled management of content types on a list.
I click on "item" and then I click on the column name.
The option to select "hidden(will not appear on forms)" is greyed out.
I check other columns on the list and the option is there.
This column is a yes/no checkbox.

Is that why I can't select it or should this be able to be hidden just like any other item content type?
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Ingeborg Hawighorst earned 500 total points
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Hello QPR,

I see the same behaviour, but don't have an explanation. When I change the column from a yes/no checkbox to text or choice (with yes/no as options), i can hide it from the form.

Since you want to hide it, and a yes/no checkbox would only hold TRUE/FALSE, you could use a choice field with TRUE/FALSE as options instead?

Clunky, but at least the column could be hidden.

cheers, teylyn
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Thanks teylyn.
Yep that works, just changed it and did some testing (column is part of a workflow condition) and all good. Can only assume that checkbox columns can't be hidden or it's a bug.

Thanks.
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