Managed Metadata Columns


  • Hello people,

    I have a list with multiple metadata columns.  I'm creating the columns in Visual Studio 2010.  Here is an example of what one of the Managed Metadata Columns looks like:

    <Field ID="{FB439E06-2886-4192-A4EF-F5FFB96675BE}" Type="TaxonomyFieldType" DisplayName="Plant Type" ShowField="Term1033" EnforceUniqueValues="FALSE" Group="Vana" StaticName="PlantType" Name="PlantType">
              <Value xmlns:q6="" p4:type="q6:string" xmlns:p4="">{A3480734-51BB-4A1D-AC76-3D6CFC21FC9F}</Value>

    I have associated to another column of type="Note" associated to the managed metadata column as per the examples I've come across on line. Here is what it looks like:

    <Field ID="{A3480734-51BB-4A1D-AC76-3D6CFC21FC9F}" Type="Note" DisplayName="Plant Type_0" StaticName="PlantTypeTaxHTField0" Name="PlantTypeTaxHTField0" ShowInViewForms="FALSE" Required="FALSE" Hidden="TRUE" CanToggleHidden="TRUE" RowOrdinal="0" />

    Do I have to have a separate "note" column for each managed metadata column or can I associate the one "note" column to all of the managed metadata columns?

    For reference, here is a site I used:

    Thanks for your help,


    Thursday, April 12, 2012 2:55 PM


All replies

  • Each managed metadata field will need it's own hidden note field. The note field contains term identifiers selected in the managed metadata field.

    SharePoint Developer | @zeemanj | Blog

    Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:27 PM
  • Thanks for your reply Jeff.  I kind of thought that's what it was but I was seeing if I'd be able to save some time.  Have a good weekend, Shaun
    Friday, April 13, 2012 1:45 PM