SharePoint: SPFieldCollection.AddFieldAsXml Gotcha

This one caught me out today;

The SPFieldCollection.AddFieldAsXml method has a strange quirk – the field is created using the DisplayName value as the fields internal name (InternalName), instead of using the Name/StaticName value.

See this post for further information and a workaround.

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Phil Harding

SharePoint Consultant, Developer, Father, Husband and Climber.

2 thoughts on “SharePoint: SPFieldCollection.AddFieldAsXml Gotcha

  1. The powershell version of AddFieldAsXml run against SharePoint 2007 does not exhibit this bug.

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