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How to Determine the Name of a SharePoint Metadata Tag

In SharePoint, structured information (ex.: list items and area listings) is identified by metadata tags which describe its nature and function—CES uses these tags to sort the information.

Note: If the tags entered do not correspond to the metadata names of the appropriate SharePoint fields, erroneous or blank results are returned by queries (ex.: the content and summary can be blank and the author name missing).

To determine the metadata name of a column

  1. In SharePoint, access the page where the list is displayed.

  2. Click the column name.

  3. In the Address field of the browser, locate the expression SortField=. The name of the column is the expression entered after = (i.e. SortField=Name).

Example: In the image above, the metadata name of the Article ID column is Article_x0020_ID (%5f indicates an underscore and must be replaced by its value in the tag).