List Attachments


Posted by bburke - Jun 10 ’13 at 08:09

In a custom List; I added the "Attachments" field but it is not showing on the form (Display and Edit).
I browse for the attachment and "Save" the form; it closes, no errors. Is this a content type issue (folder)?
This is a live site and I am cautious about changing the content type. -Thanks

Table Cell

Colspan 1
CSS Calss
Width 1
Width Unit Star


CSS Class
JSLink clienttemplates.js
Orientation Horizontal
Read Only False


Value Attachments
Visibility Visible
Width 150
Wrapping No Wrap

  • Dmitry
    Member for: 9 years 5 months 21 days
    #1 by Dmitry Jun 11 ’13 at 12:18

    If your content type is derived from folder you cannot use attachments field. SharePoint doesn't allow attach files to folders.

  • bburke
    Member for: 8 years 6 months 8 days
    #2 by bburke Jun 11 ’13 at 04:43

    Content type is item.

  • Dmitry
    Member for: 9 years 5 months 21 days
    #3 by Dmitry Jun 11 ’13 at 01:15

    [#2]: Please, export new, display and edit forms with Forms Designer and make template of your list:
    List Settings -> Save list as template.

    Send both template and forms-files to [email protected] Thank you.

  • Dmitry
    Member for: 9 years 5 months 21 days
    #4 by Dmitry Jun 14 ’13 at 05:38

    [#3]: Hello Bill,

    Thank you for your message. I installed your list and designed forms. Then I removed all sparqube lookups because I don't have it installed in my environment and also I removed your custom javascript that inserts related items into separate tab because I don't have the list of related items.

    In the new form I added attachment via ribbon:

    SharePoint form attach file

    and save the form.

    It seems, the attached file was added successfully. Display form:

    SharePoint custom display form with attachments

    Edit form:

    SharePoint custom edit form with attachments

    I do not think that the issue is in sparqube lookups that I have removed. Most likely there is an issue in your custom JS-code. Try to use IE developer tool to verify that there are no js-errors when you save or open the form. Also, I can recommend you to send the request to our pro-support team with an access to your farm: [email protected] They will estimate the cost of researching and fixing this issue. I don't think that it will take more than 100 support minutes.

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