The Lookup field value is empty when you select the None value after you upload a document in SharePoint Server 2007

This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
SYMPTOMS
Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a column in a custom list that has 19 items or more on a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 site.
  • You add this column in the custom list to a document library as a lookup field.
  • You select the None value for the lookup field after you upload a document to the document library.
In this scenario, the None value is empty. Also, to select items in the combo box, you have to double-click them instead of single-clicking them.
CAUSE
This issue occurs because it is tedious to look up items in a combo box that contains a long list. The control lets you type the value of the list item that you want to look up. The control automatically preselects in the list as you type.
WORKAROUND
To work around this issue, type the value of the list item that you want to look up.
MORE INFORMATION
This behavior is by design.
MOSS SPS
Properties

Article ID: 953458 - Last Review: 01/14/2015 16:25:31 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbexpertiseinter kbtshoot kbprb KB953458
Feedback
when you select it. Occurs if there are too many items in the lookup field." />
when you select it. Occurs if there are too many items in the lookup field." />