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Saving files into a library- not getting prompted to enter required

  Asked By: Corey    Date: Jan 23    Category: MOSS    Views: 2422

We recently upgraded to MOSS, and one of my users told me she is no
longer being prompted to enter required metadata when she saves email
attachments into a library via network places. I tried it, and I'm
experiencing the same problem. Even worse- if you have a default value
for a required field, it is populating it w/ the default (w/out your

Why is this happening? I already am annoyed that you cannot enter
metadata when uploading multiple docs to a library, but at least that
makes a bit more sense to me. This doesn't make any sense. I don't want
to tell everyone to save files locally and then upload one at a time
just so they can add the necessary metadata...what a pain! There must
be a better way...



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Girja Garg     Answered On: Jan 23

Are the files  still checked out after they are saved? I believe you'll find
that they need to be checked in, and at that point the required  fields will
be requested.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jarod Mathews     Answered On: Jan 23

If there are default  values for the required  fields the files  may be
automatically checked-in with the default values when saved. Its only when
there are multiple  content types to choose between or required fields that can't
be evaluated that files are left checked out.

Answer #3    Answered By: Amanda Lewis     Answered On: Jan 23

True... I was assuming that at least one required  field didn't have a
default value, which I suppose is a pretty silly assumption to make.

Answer #4    Answered By: Cassie Snyder     Answered On: Jan 23

I would have made the same assumption. But he seemed to imply that the
documents were checked in, just not with valid properties. Since he mentioned
defaults I have to assume he has defaults on everything. Otherwise the question
would have mentioned something about nobody being able to see the documents.

Answer #5    Answered By: Parijat Pathak     Answered On: Jan 23

Either way there are a few crucial holes that could be filled by a couple of
quick questions.

Answer #6    Answered By: Ella Sargent     Answered On: Jan 23

Yes, I think the required  columns do all have defaults (which I
personally think is a bad practice). I will try it out on a library
that has required columns w/ no defaults.