Must to know facts of Managed Metadata Service (MMS) & MMS Columns in SharePoint

Managed Metadata in SharePoint

Centrally managed set of terminologies which can be used across farm. Its gives the more extensibility features for manageability.

Terminologies when using MMS (Managed Metadata Service)

Some facts to know about Managed Metadata Columns

  • Derived from SPFieldLookup
  • Wss ID – LookupId property of the term in the TaxonomyHiddenList list. Hidden list can be viewed by “<site url>/Lists/TaxonomyHiddenList/AllItems.aspx”

Values required to update metadata column

  • WssId – this can be faked with -1
  • TermGuid – Guid value of your term
  • Label – string value of the term you have selected

Create column with managed metadata column type while creating column.

“New item view”

After consuming manage metadata it created hidden list named “TaxonomyHiddenList” with keeping references.

Await for coding samples! 

Further References


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