This 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?”