List View containing Metadata from Multiple Content Types


I have a document library that has 2 content types - Type A and Type B.  Both of the types have a field name Metadata that is of type Managed Metadata.  When I create a View for the document library I see two "Metadata" fields listed for adding to the view.  These each appear to be hold the Managed Metadata fields for only a single content type.

Is there a way to have the list display Metadata as a single column rather than 2 columns?

Thank you fro your help,

February 6th, 2014 10:40pm


According to your post, my understanding is that you wanted to display a single metadata column in the library.

I had tested with this issue, and I had found the following scenario.

If the two content types use the different custom metadata column, it would display two column in the library.

However, if the two content types use the same metadata column, it would display only one column in the library.

Based on your image, did you use the same custom column in the two content types?

If so, did the issue occur in other library? You can create a new library to check whether it works.

You can also check the event log and ULS log to see if anything unexpected occurred.

To check event log, click the Start button and type Event Viewer in the Search box.

For SharePoint 2010, by default, ULS log is at

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\LOGS

If not, how could you create two custom columns with same name?

I recommend you use the same one custom metadata column in the two content types, then check with a new library again.

Thanks & Regards,

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February 10th, 2014 4:12am

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