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I've recently migrated over to 2010 -- this is to say that I've recently started working at a company with an enterprise level 2010 SharePoint instance.

As I was doing to customer requirement - content type-architecture-alignment and testing last week, I noticed that there are various SharePoint site columns that can't be modified and / or removed from (even) a custom list once they've been added.

I did quick internet search and wasn't able to find anything riveting.

Anyone know what the scoop is on this? 

Posted on Sunday, February 5, 2012 6:46 PM SharePoint 2010 | Back to top


Comments on this post: Site Columns can't be deleted / edited in SharePoint 2010??

# re: Site Columns can't be deleted / edited in SharePoint 2010??
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I just saw this, so if you haven't already resolved the issue, perhaps I can help.
I'm assuming you have the correct permissions to be able to edit content types in the list/library that you're working in...

That being said, are you getting any kind of error stating that "The content type is in use"? Or does it give you an error page with a correlation ID and a timestamp listed on it? I'm assuming you're not the server administrator, but you can ask him to pull up the ULS logs located at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\Logs and open up the log that would contain that timestamp.

It's important to note that if the server farm has more than one WFE, the admin will want to check all of them for the error. He/She could also get ULS viewer (self-running executable), and run it while you try to delete it, and he can catch the error in real time.

I probably wrote too much, but nevertheless, if you still need help, let me know.
Left by Ken on Feb 26, 2012 9:17 PM

# re: Site Columns can't be deleted / edited in SharePoint 2010??
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Please refer this
http://geekswithblogs.net/Nachi/archive/2014/02/20/sharepoint-deleting-a-site-column.aspx
Left by Nachi on Feb 20, 2014 3:24 AM

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