5 Comments on “Provisioning a Managed Metadata Column Programmatically–declaratively”

  1. SharePointG September 28, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    Great article Atul..Really helped me!

  2. camous December 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Great article, I struggled a lot of time on this issue.

    However, I would moderate your last Note regarding the fact to be in the same farm for having the same GUID reference (Managed Service, Group, Term Store, etc)

    I declared my TaxonomyFieldType field with just the TextField guid (referencing the hidden Note field)


    After the deployment, you just “have” to update from UI in your new environment, which is acceptable in my situation.

  3. Arthur January 4, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    Cool article. But what about properties: FilterAssemblyStrongName, FilterClassName, FilterMethodName and FilterJavascriptProperty?

    When I try to override them in Customization of the Field element they’re not initialized with my values – SharePoint sets the default ones… bug?

  4. Arthur January 4, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Oh, that’s sad. I won’t be able to assign this values. That what I’ve found in TaxonomyField.Update():

    public override void Update()
    base.SetCustomProperty(“SspId”, this.SspId.ToString());
    base.SetCustomProperty(“AnchorId”, this.AnchorId.ToString());
    base.SetCustomProperty(“UserCreated”, this.UserCreated);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“Open”, this.Open);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“TextField”, this.TextField.ToString(“B”));
    base.SetCustomProperty(“IsPathRendered”, this.IsPathRendered);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“CreateValuesInEditForm”, this.CreateValuesInEditForm);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“TargetTemplate”, this.TargetTemplate);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“IsKeyword”, this.IsKeyword);
    if (!this.IsKeyword)
    base.SetCustomProperty(“TermSetId”, this.TermSetId.ToString());
    base.SetCustomProperty(“FilterAssemblyStrongName”, Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().FullName);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“FilterClassName”, base.GetType().ToString());
    base.SetCustomProperty(“FilterMethodName”, “GetFilteringHtml”);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“FilterJavascriptProperty”, “FilteringJavascript”);
    base.SetCustomProperty(“TermSetId”, Guid.Empty.ToString());

    Even if I assign them any call of the Update() method will override it. Damn…


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