Auto-populate columns based on data of other columns (SharePoint2013)


I need a very simple solution to auto-populate column based on data of other column. 

I have a specific column that called Client Name. This column is created based on the choice menu with names of the clients. 

Example: Microsoft, Bell, Asus, Blackberry ect...

When adding a document (or any content type: folder, document ect) a choice should be made with company's name that reflecting this type of document. 

But inside the system we having also special ID's for each company. 


Client Name: Microsoft - Client ID=100

Client Name: Bell - Client ID=101

Client Name: Asus - Client ID=102

Client Name: Blackberry - Client ID=103

Presently, when adding a document (or content type), we having two columns to choose from: 1. For client name choice 2. For client ID choice. 

Those two column are connected with logic one to another. 

My question is:

1. How can I create an auto-populated column that when I will choose Client Name the system will automatically recognize its predefined ID for this specific clients name. 

Thank you.

  • Edited by 1Qwer 1 hour 17 minutes ago
May 17th, 2015 2:21am

You should explore "calculated" columns in SharePoint, you might be able to pull off your scenario. See:

Alternatively, a workflow and a lookup column can do the trick. This link has some similiar stuff:


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May 17th, 2015 2:36am

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