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FieldRef Element (View)

Windows SharePoint Services 3

Returns a reference to a field. The FieldRef element is used in views to define what fields are present.

  Alias = "Text"
  Ascending = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  CreateURL = "Text"
  DisplayName = "Text"
  Explicit = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  ID = "Text"
  Key = "Text"
  Name = "Text"
  RefType = "Text"
    ShowField = "Text"
  TextOnly = "TRUE" | "FALSE"
  Type = "Text">
Attribute Description


Optional Text.


Optional Boolean. This specifies the sort order on a FieldRef element that is defined in a view. The default value is TRUE.


Optional Text. Specifies the URL for the .aspx file that is used to create a Meeting Workspace site.


Optional Text. This attribute provides the display name of the field that is referenced.


Optional Boolean. This attribute is only supported within the ViewFields element. TRUE if the field is explicitly declared in the view definition and is not returned in a Fields enumeration inside a view.


Optional Text. Specifies the GUID that identifies the field.


Optional Text. If set to Primary, specifies that the field is the primary key for its table and thus uniquely identifies each record in the table.


Required Text. This attribute provides the internal name of the field that is referenced.


Optional Text. Specifies the type of reference for a field in an events list.


Optional Text. The ShowField attribute can be set to the field name to display. By default, a hyperlinked text from the Title field of the record in the external list is displayed. But the ShowField attribute can be used to override that and display another field from the external list.

The following data types are allowed as targets of a ShowField attribute: Text, Choice, and Counter.


Optional Boolean. Specifies that the field contains only text values.


Optional Text. Specifies the type of field that is referenced.

Minimum: 0

Maximum: Unbounded

The following example from the Schema.xml file for contacts lists specifies the fields to display in the toolbar.

   <FieldRef Name="LinkTitleNoMenu"></FieldRef>
   <FieldRef Name="FirstName"></FieldRef>
   <FieldRef Name="WorkPhone"></FieldRef>
   <FieldRef Name="Email"></FieldRef>
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