A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013

A Practical Guide to SharePoint 2013
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Upgrading SharePoint Site Columns(Via Mark Jones)

Extracted from the original posts “In a previous post, I explained my findings with "Upgrading Content Types", but now I want to test out a few scenarios with upgrading Site Columns. On the whole, the test results for Site Columns were pretty similar to that of Content Types. Although, I wanted to test what we can do when it comes to updating site columns that contain data. If you don't want to read each test case, please check out the "Summary" at the end of this post.

Test Cases – Removing a Site Column

Can we remove a site column by deactivating the Feature that deployed it? Yes

Test Steps:

1. Deploy a Site Column (via Feature and CAML)

2. Deactivate the Feature

Outcome:

1. Site Column will be removed

2. Feature is deactivated

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