Why does my calculated value column break when I open a document in a SharePoint Online Library?

Tony Sheppard 20 Reputation points

I am trying to automate some of our document references within Sharepoint libraries.

Each library has been given a nominal identifier (e.g. KM- for a knowledge base document repository) and we have also included an indexed field to ensure that each item in the library has a unique reference within that Library (1, 2, 3, etc.)

Using a column with a calculated value, I used the formula "KM-"&[ID] and it worked to populate this column. However, if I subsequently open the document and save/auto-save, the [ID] part is stripped, leaving me with KM- ...

I know we can use Document ID and the like, but we wanted to try to make it easy to identify the relevant library.

Open to any ideas.

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  1. Haoyan Xue_MSFT 17,326 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Tony Sheppard ,

    I did the test as you said. It seems this is not a common issue per my test. After I open the document and save/autosave, the calculated columns show up fine and the [ID] section is not stripped. I did a check out/in test and all was fine as well.

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