Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Making the Title as required field in Document Library

Scenario:
Document Library has Name as the required field , whereas Title is not. Now you want to make the Title field as required in a Document Library.

Solution:
You can navigate to the Document Library Settings and enable it by managing content type.

Steps:
1. Go to Document Library Settings
2. Click on Advanced Settings
3. Select 'Yes' for the option 'Do you want to manage the content types ?' and Save
4. Click on 'Document' link under Content Types section
5. You will see all the column listed
6. Click on 'Title' and now you can make it required field.
7. Save the changes

10 comments:

jason,  March 27, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

Thank you very much for this tip!

Anonymous,  May 29, 2009 at 1:57 AM  

Worked great...not obvious at all

Thanks for posting...

julie,  July 6, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

I notice that even though the Document Title field can be set to be Required, the information display panel does not provide the user with any clues that it is. That is, no red asterix or dotted lines aorund the field. Do you know why that is?

Anonymous,  November 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM  

Is there any way to get the Library Settings page to display which columns are required? It used to show this info in SP 2007 and is extremely handy but now I have to open each and every column to see which one(s) are required. Very bad design change, IMHO. TIA for any help on this.

Aamir November 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM  

Thank you! helped a lot.

Trickymath September 10, 2015 at 5:56 PM  

Thank you thank you thank you! This requirement was driving me craaazy!

Melissa,  February 2, 2016 at 9:07 PM  

Exactly what I needed. Thank you for the effort to post this up.