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How to modify existing column to non-mandatory field? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, I would like to know how to remove the control of mandatory field for an existing custom column in Sharepoint Online?

    Please advise. Thank you.


    Regards, Loh

    Friday, October 28, 2016 9:26 AM

Answers

    • Go to your List
    • On the Ribbon Click List
    • Go to List Settings
    • Under Columns Select the Field you want to update
    • Choose Optional
    • If you don't see that option, you may need to Allow Management of Content Types
    • On List Settings, Go to Advanced Options
    • Select Allow management of content types to Yes
    • Click on Item under Content Types
    • Select your field
    • Choose Optional

    Artificial intelligence can never beat natural stupidity.

    • Proposed as answer by croute1 Friday, October 28, 2016 12:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:51 AM
    Friday, October 28, 2016 10:00 AM

All replies

    • Go to your List
    • On the Ribbon Click List
    • Go to List Settings
    • Under Columns Select the Field you want to update
    • Choose Optional
    • If you don't see that option, you may need to Allow Management of Content Types
    • On List Settings, Go to Advanced Options
    • Select Allow management of content types to Yes
    • Click on Item under Content Types
    • Select your field
    • Choose Optional

    Artificial intelligence can never beat natural stupidity.

    • Proposed as answer by croute1 Friday, October 28, 2016 12:36 PM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:51 AM
    Friday, October 28, 2016 10:00 AM
  • Hi,

    • Go to list->List settings and Scroll down to find the list of columns
    •  Click on the column name. You will see the Edit column page
    • Under Additional column  settings, select "No" for require this column to contain information.

    Regards, Sathiya

    Friday, October 28, 2016 10:03 AM