Choice, Lookup or Managed Metadata?



Circle10This post is part of my beginner blog series on SharePoint Information Architecture.

Do you need to create a column in SharePoint requiring a set of pre-defined values? If so, you have 3 column types to choose from: choice, lookup, or managed metadata.

DISCLAIMER: their is an additional column called ‘External Data’ that can be used to show values from an external list configured thru Business Connectivity Services. This is not covered in this blog post.

There are nuances to each one and it may not always be a clear-cut decision on when to use one over the other. This post covers some Q&A for each column type to help you decide which one is right for your scenario.

Applies to these versions of SharePoint. (2010/2013/2016/Online) Continue reading “Choice, Lookup or Managed Metadata?”


Speaking at SEF Unity Connect


I am thrilled and honoured to be invited to present two sessions at the SEF Unity Connect conference in Stockholm on Oct. 26-28, 2016. This will be my first trip to Europe and I am really looking forward to visiting Sweden and meeting new friends.

This is a fantastic opportunity for me to share my knowledge and experience with others in the European SharePoint/O365 community as well as learn from an impressive lineup of notable speakers, many whom I’ve only met through social media.

If you’re going to be there please find me and say hi. It would be great to meet in person. Click here to register for the event. Continue reading “Speaking at SEF Unity Connect”