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Hiding the SharePoint Title Field

Written By: Amarprit Jaspal -- 9/15/2010 -- join -- contribute -- (1) comments -- printer friendly version

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Categories: Design, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010, WSS3

Problem

When you create lists by default there is a TITLE column created. When a user fills out the list details you don't want this field to be displayed. How can I hide this field?

Solution

After creating a SharePoint list, click on List Settings as shown below:

Click on Advanced Settings under General Settings:

Then, under Content Types - Allow management of content types set it to YES. By default it is NO and click OK.

You will be then re-directed to the List Settings page and if you notice there is a new option available as Content Types. Click on "Item" under this.

You will then see the below screen. Click on "Title" under Columns. As this is a new list I didn't create any additional columns. If you have created any columns you would see them under the Columns section.

You will see the below screen and then choose Hidden (will not appear in forms). That's it!.Simple, yes?

This is it!!!! To check, if you go to the list and click on new item you will see that Title is not there...enjoy!!!

Editor's Note: This technique also works for other fields. You may also have to remove the Title field from any Views created.

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