Managed Metadata Columns in SharePoint

Managed Metadata columns offer support for hierarchical information and provide a huge volumes of choices. All columns of Managed Metadata offer a highly rich interface for SharePoint users while they enter suitable data into the column. Following features are included in the interface –

Type Ahead :-

As users start entering text, they get to see the existing values and from these they can select the values meeting their requirements.

Synonyms :-

For each term that has been loaded into term store, you can configure additional synonyms or labels for it.

This implies that when a user enters the value of “RFP”, the actual value as stored in the list may come out to be “Request for Proposal.” So, you can see that commonly used abbreviation gets loaded for that term. By making use of features like this, users get to experience more of a natural term set.

Open term sets :

These allow users to add suitable data values that further become a part of the available selection tree. It simply means that users have the option of adding values that can be selected by other users later.

We hope this tutorial clarifies the concept of Managed Metadata columns in detail.


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