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To remove the title column from a Sharepoint list

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31 Aug 2008CPOL1 min read
Recently I was given a task that "How we can remove the 'title' column from a sharepoint list".

Recently I was given a task that "How we can remove the 'title' column from a sharepoint list". Initially I thought that "title" being a column in the list can be removed using the list settings and just clicking the check box in front of it. It did hide the columns from the list but when you create a new item it shows up again depending on the order that you have set for the columns. And top of that by default this is the required column. So an item in a list cannot be added until you specify value for "title" column. <o:p>


this is irrespective of the settings in the default view of the list <o:p>



So if you want to remove the "title" column permanently, follow the steps given below: <o:p>

1. Go to the Settings->List Settings->Advanced settings <o:p>

2. Check the "yes" Radio button for "Allow management of Content types" and hit OK <o:p>


3. Setp 2 will give you "Content types" option on the settings page which will have "Item" content type <o:p>


4. Clicking "Item" will give following page <o:p>


5. Clicking on the "Title" will give the screen where you can hide the column completely for future use. Click on "Hidden" under "Column settings" option in this page and hit Ok <o:p>


6. Now go back to the list and add a new item and you won't see the "Title" column. J <o:p>




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Software Developer (Senior) Capgemini
India India
Rajan Thakur is a Senior MS Solutions Consultant, working with SharePoint 2007 and .net for over 6 years now.


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GeneralCommon xsl:value-of Tasks Pin
Nguyen Minh Dang20-Oct-10 23:50
Nguyen Minh Dang20-Oct-10 23:50 
QuestionHow will you use dropdown menu that is feature of "Title" column Pin
Nguyen Minh Dang20-Oct-10 1:13
Nguyen Minh Dang20-Oct-10 1:13 
GeneralI'm getting "Item Name: (no title)" Pin
sullis22-Apr-10 5:06
sullis22-Apr-10 5:06 
GeneralRemove the title column.. Pin
Blumen18-Jul-09 1:47
Blumen18-Jul-09 1:47 
GeneralGood Tip Pin
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