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Metadata changing on documents

  Asked By: Guy    Date: Jan 18    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 983

Has anyone experienced a situation where the metadata in library changes for
what appears no logicial reason?

We have a very large library of Word documents and the field called "Business
Unit" (a site column choice list) has 5 values that users can choose from. A
few days ago, a large amount of documents changed to the first value on this
Business Unit list for no reason aside from the fact that another field was

I tested this out for myself and it was true - when I changed another field in
Edit Datasheet view...the field changed. I changed it back and it appeared to
save but when back to the first value on the list. There are no required fields
on this library, no required check out or defaulted values.

The one item that appears a little quirky (but seems unrelated) is that there is
a checkbox field that allows multiple values but on some items - the multiple
values are missing the semi colon between the values in Edit Datasheet views.
However, even when those few were fixed the Business Unit still reverted back.
And the issue occurs on fields where multiple values are not selected for the
field mentioned above.



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