NO data displayed in column

This is the most recent issue I came to know from one of my colleague. After moving a single file from source to destination the list went crazy.

Column shows no data

There was a requirement to move some files / items from List A to List B. And we used the most recommended way by using content and structure.


  • Source list: List A
  • Destination list: List B
  • Structure of both the list are same with same column name
  • Moved a single item from List A to List B
  • From List B opened a moved item
  • It showed blank / no data for some of the columns
  • Checked old items and found the same thing


  • Total 3 columns affected Name, Manager’s name and status
  • List A and List B both has these 2 columns
  • List A contains all of these with “Single line of text” category.
  • While List B contains person or group for name and manager’s name and choice category for stats column
  • Also in List B found duplication of these columns with different category
  • And here is the catch, columns having the same name but with different category showed blank / no data


  • To make sure that the affected column shows wrong category, renamed one of the duplicated column
  • Found the same column showed up in all three forms (newform, dispform and editform)
  • Renamed it back to original one
  • Removed them directly from list settings

About Pratik Vyas

Hi Readers, Welcome to Pratik’s SharePoint Blog. First of all Thank you very much for taking interest and spending time to tour my Blog I am in the ocean of SharePoint since January 2008 (almost 4 years), and still I feel I have to go more deep. I am working with a well known MNC as a SharePoint Consultant. Here I used consultant because I do a little development and customization with administration. I am very much interested in Microsoft products. I have started blogging since 2008 but I can say in real manner I have started it in 2011 (as I have posted only 4-5 blogs from 2008 to 2011 J) I believe there isn’t anything impossible in SharePoint, the only thing is sometimes we have to think something off track. I have posted couple of blogs which was discovered by going some off track, we can simply say it TRICKS. Feel free to reach me in case of any issues or queries I will be more than happy to help you. Good bye and Happy Reading, Cheers !!
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