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Fields that resist changing in Lists

  Asked By: Cedric    Date: Jun 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 837

I have created an application page that allows an administrator to take any list
on a site collection and change its title, description and whether it is hidden
or not. It also allows the admin to change any attirbute for any field within
the list. And there is where the problem lies.

Most of the fields work just fine - Then I come across ones that were created
with spaces in the name. So, SharePoint ads a _x0020_ where the space is in the
internal name. These specific fields can't be changed. In the code, I had the
_x0020_ stripped so that File_x0020_Type appears to be FileType, but the field
will allow NOTHING to be changed. If I try, it will give me an error of "The
hidden field cannot be changed", whether or not I am trying to change the hidden

How can I force the field to allow changes?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nagesh Maulik     Answered On: Jun 30

I'm not sure if its just that there are spaces  in the name of the field.
'File type' would be a protected system field  that I don't think you can
change after an entry is created. Are you sure its not just that
certain fields  used by the system can't be changed?

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