SPField.EnforceUniqueValues property

Gets or sets a Boolean value that specifies whether to enforce uniqueness in column values. The default is false.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)

public bool EnforceUniqueValues { get; set; }

Property value

Type: System.Boolean
Returns true to enforce uniqueness in values that populate a specified column; otherwise false. The default is false.


You cannot set this property to true for a built-in field or for a site column.

When you set this property to true, you should also set the Indexed property to true.

The equivalent XML attribute for the Field element in a field definition is AllowDuplicateValues.