Friday, 4 May 2007

SharePoint 2007: Changing the required Title field in SharePoint Lists

Have you ever been flustered and frustrated about the fact that you have to always use the Title in a SharePoint List item?!

Looks like this can be changed from the Item Site Content Type (Site Actions > Site Settings > Site Content > Site Content Types > (List Content Types) > Item > Title and then change to Optional / Hidden or what you require. I honestly don't know the consequnces of changing this to optional / hidden so handle with care and I haven't tried but will probably check it out in the future (probably set it to not required before I start creating new lists. This would give me the flexibility to choose whether or not to require the Title field in a List.