Category Archives: Lookup Columns

SharePoint Evil #1: The URL ‘[url]’ is invalid. It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the current Web

I’m compiling a list of evil SharePoint errors: those errors that are so ambiguous and misleading that Google will shows 50 hits, with 10 different suggested solutions, and none of them work for your particular case. Here is #1: The … Continue reading

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List attribute of Lookup field schema – Using URL versus GUID

There has been a lot of research about the List attribute of the XML schema of Lookup fields. In this post I will summarise their findings and add my 2cents about the pros and cons of each approach. Some recommended … Continue reading

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How to create cross-web Lookup fields through XML schema

By “cross-web” Lookup fields, I mean a Lookup fields that refers to a source list that is in a different subweb than where it is currently being used. So ListA has a Lookup field that points to ListB. ListB however … Continue reading

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Problem with Document Information Panel and SharePoint Lookup Columns

I have been troubleshooting an issue where Word 2007 could not open/load the Document Information Panel when a new document is created from SharePoint (MOSS 2007). The error message you’d get from Word is Document Information Panel cannot create a new, blank … Continue reading

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